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 2014 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 153 individuals contributed more than $26,000 to the Callier Center for Communication Disorders and $24,000 to the Academic Bridge Program .

Sixty-four leadership gifts – contributions of $1,000 or more – totaling more than $82,000 helped propel the campaign to the $114,791.96 total. There was a 10 percent increase in average gift size.

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 2014

1.   Academic Bridge
2.   Callier Center
3.   Doctors Without Borders (Global Impact)
4.   Humane Society of North Texas
5.   North Texas Food Bank
6.   Planned Parenthood
7.   Salvation Army
8.   SPCA of Texas
9.   United Way Metropolitan Dallas
10. World Vision (Neighbor to Neighbor)

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.