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As the SECC continues, Spartan faculty and staff have reached 64% of the giving goal of $125,000. There are four weeks left to meet the goal.

To donate securely online, access the Giving Guide, or see the real-time “Campaign Progress Thermometer,” visit the UNCG SECC website. View the charity navigator or giving guide to choose a cause.

The minimum contribution has been lowered to $3/month, which can fill two children’s backpacks with school supplies. Among the many examples of how smaller monthly donations can help: $5/month can provide two families with essential supplies after a disaster, $8/month can provide a business loan, and $10/month can provide 24 blankets for children displaced by conflict.

There is an ongoing raffle during the campaign with weekly drawings for and a selection of gift for prize winners.

UNCG faculty and staff who have donated shared thoughts about the campaign:

I look forward to giving back to the community by participating in the SECC each year.  My family has a long history of supporting the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina.  For that reason, I am glad I can designate my contribution to them.  I hope every Spartan will make a donation toward this year’s SECC!

–John Comer Alumni House Manager

I choose to give through the State Employees Combined Campaign to support important work being done in our local community, particularly agencies that assist women and families in need. This is one way I can help others in this challenging time and positively impact the future of our community in Greensboro.

–Cathy Akens, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

This year I decided to contribute financial support to Equality NC Foundation. ENCF builds LGBTQ+ power through advocacy, education, and uplifting the stories of queer and transgender North Carolinians in pursuit of racial and social justice. ENCF’s mission aligns with ideals and issues that are important to me, personally and professionally, and I was pleased to be able to support the organization. 

–Elaine Gustafson, Curator of Collections at the Weatherspoon Art Museum

As a Spartan, I take pride in UNCG’s mission of community service and I appreciate that the University recognizes we all have a shared responsibility in shaping our future. I’m always happy to participate in SECC because it’s a great way to support our North Carolina communities.

–Sean MacInnes, Sustainability Specialist

The State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) was established in 1984 by Governor James B. Hunt to offer North Carolina state employees an efficient, safe, and easy way to support local, national, and international charities. Charities apply annually and must meet the stringent SECC eligibility requirements. This year there are almost 900 SECC charities.

Pledges can be made through payroll deduction, cash, check, credit card, or stock transfer. Giving through the SECC is easy and many choose to give through the SECC for a variety of reasons: the organizations meet stringent SECC eligibility requirements, and they do not sell your information. The low SECC administrative costs mean more of your donation goes directly in support of the organization’s primary mission.

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