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TWU kicks off State Employee Charitable Campaign
DENTON — Texas Woman’s University has kicked off its annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) with a goal of raising $60,000 and having 85 percent faculty and staff participation from its Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses.
In 2006, TWU was recognized by the state for having the highest participation rate — 86 percent — for colleges and university with 751 to 2,000 employees. Through the generosity of the university’s faculty and staff, TWU raised $75,489 in 2006, which surpassed the prior year’s total of $65,629.
Giving to the SECC allows the university to join thousands of other generous Denton County donors in helping solve our community’s most critical health and human service needs. Contributions may be made to non-profit organizations that keep children safe, help families in crisis situations and ensure seniors and families with disabilities remain independent while assisting those with emergency needs.
TWU’s 2007 SECC campaign, “Catch the Wave,” is co-chaired by Dr. Sheri Dragoo, associate professor of fashion and textiles, and Tracy Lindsay, assistant director of research and sponsored programs.
The university will host a number of activities, including a Charity Ball Volleyball Tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 17 and a Chili Cook-off and Auction on Thursday, Oct. 25.
The Texas Legislature created the SECC in 1993 for employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges and universities throughout Texas to give to their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign that features the convenience of payroll deduction. SECC is the only statutorily authorized workplace campaign for state agency and higher education employees throughout Texas. Beneficiaries include local United Way agencies and other charities that the employee donor can choose to direct their donated funds.
For more information on the campaign, visit www.twu.edu/secc.
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