State Employees Set Goal to Donate Over $3 Million to Charities

September 08, 2017

Harrisburg, PA – Commonwealth employees are seeking to raise $3.15 million in donations to charitable organizations through their annual workplace giving campaign, the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA).

“Hundreds of charities benefit each year from the caring and generosity of our state employees through SECA and we are extremely proud of our long tradition of giving,” Governor Wolf said. “While there are many worthy causes in need of support, it is likely that the natural disaster unfolding in the Gulf Coast will be on the minds of many as they make their annual pledges.”

From September 5 to October 27, 2017, state employees will be able to pledge to the participating charities of their choice through payroll deductions or one-time donations. For the third year in a row, the Governor will pledge his entire salary through SECA.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the SECA campaign, which has distributed over $100 million in state employee donations to hundreds of charities in Pennsylvania and across the world.

Last year, nearly 15,000 employees donated just over $3 million, with more than 5,000 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.

“There is so much need in the world and we are fortunate as state employees to be in a position to help,” said Secretary of Administration Sharon Minnich, whose office oversees the SECA program. “Whether it is through SECA, volunteering outside of work or other efforts, we all have the ability to make a difference.”

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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