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TWU kicks off State Employee Charitable Campaign
DENTON —Texas Woman’s University kicked off its annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) on Thursday, Oct. 1. TWU’s goal is to raise $60,000 and to have 45 percent faculty and staff participation from its Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses. For more information on the campaign, visit www.twu.edu/secc.
Giving to the SECC allows the university to join thousands of other generous Denton County donors in supporting vitally needed services that touch the lives of thousands of people. These non-profit organizations address such issues as literacy, AIDS, teen pregnancy, child care, substance abuse, elderly care, health care and more.
TWU was recognized by the state for having both the Highest Participation Rate (more than 48 percent) for colleges and universities with 751 to 2,000 employees, and the Highest Per Capita Gift during the 2007 and 2008 campaigns. Through the generosity of the university’s faculty and staff, TWU raised $76,952 for the campaign in 2008, which surpassed the prior year’s total.
TWU’s 2009 SECC campaign, “Champions in Challenging Times,” is co-chaired by Dr. Cynthia Gill, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, and Dr. Ruth Johnson, associate dean of the TWU Graduate School.
TWU activities in support of the SECC include the Charity Ball Volleyball Tournament, scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the Pioneer Hall Gym; and the Chili Cook-off and Auction, scheduled Thursday, Oct. 22 in Hubbard Hall.
The Texas Legislature created the SECC in 1993 for employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges and universities throughout Texas to donate to their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign. 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 to which the employee donor can choose to direct his or her donated funds.
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