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Wade Maki at SECC 2019

We’re three weeks into the State Employees Combined Campaign and UNCG faculty and staff have pledged $37,330,  22 % of the goal of $175,000.

140 employees have pledged, and UNCG is currently second highest in the UNC System for amount pledged.

The SECC is the only workplace giving program for state employees. It is a direct way to help those in need; sustain local, national, and international health, educational, environmental and social service organizations; and make a contribution to our community.

UNCG faculty and staff members typically sustain a variety of meaningful connections to the 400 charities that benefit from the SECC.

Sherri MacCheyne, who is chair of the SECC at UNCG this year, and has been working with the SECC for 20 years, designates her pledge toward adoption or foster care agencies, and in supporting children in our community she also pays regard to her personal history.

“When I was born, I had two blessings,” she says. “My birth mom, who had the courage to give me up in the hope I would have a better life, and my parents who gave me that better life. The SECC provides me a way to honor their choices as I give back in a meaningful way.”

Another committee member, Sheryl Williamson, has elected to support Hospice & Palliative Care of the Piedmont.

“I have experienced first-hand the amazing work of Hospice,” she says. “My parents both received incredible care while they were in the last stage of life, but the boundary of care did not stop there. The hospice staff that was assigned to us helped us every step of the way. When a need arose, the team was just a phone call away.  Our family was cared for as much as the actual patient.  I think that my donation may be able to keep this going for other families in need at a crucial time in their lives.”

There are weekly prize drawings for contributors, and winners may select from gifts that include Yeti mugs, Arctic Zone freezer totes or cat/dog hiking traveler packs, Amazon or Target gift cards, or additional charity donations.

So far, the weekly UNCG winners are: Justin Harmon, Hannah Grannemann, Janice Tulloss, Kathy Baker, and Mark Anthony Cable.

At the end of the campaign, there will be additional prizes. 

  • Two people from a Division that has the highest participation rate will win a branded sweatshirt blanket in their choice of color.
  • Two people from the combined Departments that tie for the highest participation rate will win a branded Candy Dish.
  • One person who chose a participation level will receive a sign.

Want to learn more or make a donation? Visit http://secc.wp.uncg.edu/give-now/.

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