UNCG Campus Weekly

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Got your SECC packet? Campaign has begun

Dozens of departmental volunteers picked up their armful of SECC packets Thursday morning at the Alumni House. By the end of the day, most faculty and staff at UNCG had them in hand – or in their mailbox.

Some have already been filled out and returned.

The State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) is the official giving campaign for state employees. It helps support more than 1,000 charitable organizations in the Triad and statewide.

Dr. Kathleen Williams, chair of the 2012 SECC at UNCG, told the solicitors there was an entire catalog of organizations you can select from, in making your donation. “There’s something in there for everyone – something that speaks to each individual.”

The goal for UNCG is $235,000.

Last year, UNCG had the highest participation rate in the UNC system. At 48.9 percent participation, nearly half of the UNCG faculty and staff were a part of the campaign. Additionally, UNCG had the highest per capita giving among the system universities.

Chancellor Brady noted these figures, saying they speak volumes about the nature of this university and the commitment our faculty and staff have to helping those in need.

The key is participation, she said. Williams reiterated that, and said there are many individuals in our community in need. We hope individuals will give what they can, she said. “But the fact that you participate is really the most important thing.”

If you have not returned your envelope to your department’s volunteer solicitor, please consider doing so today.

By Mike Harris
Photograph by Chris English, of solicitors receiving their packets in the Alumni House Horseshoe Room