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SECC starts strong; Fundraiser Breakfast will be Monday

UNCG’s annual giving campaign – the SECC – is underway. A complimentary luncheon for faculty and staff kicked things off Monday in the EUC.

The Spartan Cheerleaders led the cheers at noon – and then SECC Chair Macea Whisetts led an SECC chant. Over the last 30 years, UNCG has raised $3,700,000 to support charities locally and abroad through the State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC), she noted. That’s something to make some noise about.

Last year, an impressive 38 percent of UNCG employees contributed. This year, the goal is 45 percent participation, she said.

Provost Dana Dunn spoke, encouraging everyone to give what they can.

With charitable organizations on hand to share info on the impact they make …. and the SECC Pop Up Shop  (which netted $350 for the SECC) … and the announcement of giveaways in the weeks ahead … and UNCG faculty (Music’s James Douglass with Fabian Lopez) providing wonderful music for the lunchtime gathering … plus the hotdogs, soft drinks and cake …. it was reminiscent of SECC Kickoff luncheons of much earlier years.

Casaundra Maimone spoke about therapy dogs – the impact gifts and work can have, even when they’re not evident at the time. 

This year, the campus is having its first SECC T-shirt Fundraiser. To order, visit this link.

This Monday morning, enjoy the Pancake Breakfast / Silent Auction (Community Fundraiser). It will be held Oct. 30, 7-9 a.m., Fountain View Dining Room, Moran Commons. Tickets are $6 each. All proceeds will be donated to the SECC. This event is open to the public. The guests will receive free parking in the Oakland Deck.

Purchase Tickets for the Pancake Breakfast here – or visit the Spartan Business Center (located downstairs in Moran Commons).

More info at secc.uncg.edu. To participate, fill out the form you received in your department and return it to the department’s SECC facilitator – or see how to to donate online here.

By Mike Harris
Photograph by Avery Campbell