The Texas Legislature established the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) in 1993. The SECC helps employees of state agencies, universities and community colleges support charities of their choice through an annual campaign featuring convenient payroll deduction.

Employees Support
Annual Giving Campaign

Each year UT Dallas joins forces with other institutions for the State Employee Charitable Campaign to raise funds for a number of local, national and international nonprofit organizations.

During the 2015 campaign, University faculty and staff opened their hearts to contribute more than $114,000 to the cause.

Historically, two University programs are popular recipients for UT Dallas donors. Last year 150 individuals contributed more than $25,000 to the Callier Center for Communication Disorders and $20,000 to the Academic Bridge Program.

Sixty-six leadership gifts – contributions of $1,000 or more – totaling more than $79,000 helped propel the campaign to the $114,064 total. Last year, employees of Texas state agencies and higher education institutions contributed more than $9 million.

Top 10 Charity Agencies Supported
by Faculty and Staff in 2015

1.   Callier Center
2.   Academic Bridge
3.   United Way Metropolitan Dallas
4.   North Texas Food Bank
5.   Planned Parenthood
6.   Catholic Charities
7.   Alzheimer's Association
8.   Humane Society of North Texas
9.   SPCA of Texas
10. Meals on Wheels

Trellis Society Recognizes SECC Donors to UT Dallas Programs

When you designate a portion of your SECC gift to the Academic Bridge Program (283668) or the Callier Center for Communication Disorders (283044), you become a member of the Trellis Society, which recognizes faculty and staff who make gifts to UT Dallas schools, centers or programs.

Membership benefits include invitations to special events and recognition on the online Donor Wall.

Learn more on the Trellis Society Web page.