The Texas Legislature established the SECC in 1993. It is the only charitable organization authorized to solicit donations in state workplaces. The SECC allows employees of state agencies, universities and community colleges to support their favorite charities through an annual campaign featuring convenient payroll deduction.
How does it work?
Each fall, you get the opportunity to learn about the charities in the SECC and choose which ones you want to help. You can make your gift online or as a one-time gift by cash or check. Even better, your gift can be deducted from each paycheck beginning in January 2013.
How much should I give?
This is a personal decision. The average gift by UT Dallas faculty and staff was $318 in 2011. Seventy individuals made leadership gifts of $1,000 or more.
If I choose to make my gift through payroll deduction, when do distributions begin?
Payroll deduction pledges will begin in January 2013 and continue through December 2013. Employees may also choose to make one-time gifts by cash or check. Checks should be payable to the SECC.
What is leadership giving?
Leadership gifts are a way to maximize the impact of your philanthropy. If your resources allow, please consider making a leadership gift of $1,000 or more ($83.34 per month; $2.74 per day).
2012 Goals for UT Dallas
Top 10 charities supported by UT Dallas
faculty and staff in 2011
|Charity||Amount||Code||Academic Bridge Program -|
|Callier Center for |
Communication Disorders -
|North Texas Food Bank||$11,142||280017|
|United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc.||$5,164||283100|
|SPCA of Texas||$4,185||280054|
|Planned Parenthood of North Texas||$4,137||470020|
|Catholic Relief Services - USCCB||$3,848||085253|
|Catholic Charities of Dallas||$2,998||283113|
|Planned Parenthood Federation||$2,095||085083|
|Humane Society of North Texas||$1,848||288516|
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, acknowledgement throughout the year, and recognition on the online Donor Wall. Learn more on the Trellis Society web page.
Please consider making a contribution to the 2012 campaign by Oct. 31. Thank you for your support!
Updated: September 27, 2012