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State Employees Set Goal to Donate over $3 Million to Charities in Eight Weeks

September 05, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – Commonwealth employees will attempt to raise $3.15 million in eight weeks for charitable organizations through their annual workplace giving campaign, known as the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA).

“State employees are challenging themselves again this year to raise millions of dollars for charities,” said Governor Wolf. “The collective impact of their generosity is felt by hundreds of organizations working to help people in our communities and across the world.”

From September 4 to October 26, 2018, state employees will be able to donate to the participating charities of their choice through payroll deductions or one-time pledges. For the fourth year in a row, the Governor will pledge his entire salary through SECA.

Last year, more than 14,200 employees donated just over $3 million, with a third of all donors choosing to be Leadership Givers by pledging the equivalent of at least a half-hour or one hour of pay per month for a year.

During its 41-year history, the SECA program has distributed over $100 million in state employee donations to hundreds of participating charities.

“In addition to benefiting many worthy causes, workplace charitable giving campaigns like SECA are an effective way to boost morale and engage employees,” said Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich, whose office oversees the SECA program.

In order to receive donations through SECA, charities must be registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State and meet other program guidelines.

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