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UNCG SECC aims to raise $199,999

091416feature_secc-1UNCG kicked off its 2016 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC) on Monday with a goal of raising $199,999 for charities across the Triad and the state.

The SECC is an annual giving campaign that allows state employees to support a variety of charitable organizations in North Carolina. Since its launch in 1985, the statewide campaign has raised more than $100 million.

SECC solicitors and core committee members gathered Monday morning for the annual SECC Kick-off and Training at the Alumni House, an event that included a message of shared fate from Chancellor Gilliam.

“The thing I love about this is that it’s about more than just the university. It’s about our community,” Gilliam said. “When our community is stronger, we’re stronger.”

UNCG raised more than $192,000 last year, earning the 2015 Chairman’s Award and Top Ten Award. This year, SECC committee chair and faculty member Dr. L. DiAnne Borders aims to increase participation in order to reach the goal of $199,999 – a number that was specifically selected by committee members to pique interest.

“We think it’s a fun goal, but we also think it’s a realistic goal,” Borders told volunteer solicitors at the kick-off event.

Paper pledge forms are now available for faculty and staff members, and the ePledge system is scheduled to launch on Monday, Sept 19. For more information and to view a complete list of the more than 1,000 SECC charities, visit secc.uncg.edu.

By Alyssa Bedrosian
Photo by Martin W. Kane, of Dr. Borders at the SECC Kickoff.