SECU employees help provide financial boost for charities

RALEIGH — Hundreds of charitable causes across the state will receive a financial boost in 2016, thanks to the generosity of North Carolina’s government workforce and staff of State Employees’ Credit Union via the 2015 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). In support of the annual workplace giving program that began in 1984 by state employees, SECU personnel statewide raised nearly $79,000 for their favorite SECC non-profits. Credit Union members via the SECU Foundation also demonstrated their helping spirit through the funding of the SECC Giving Guide that lists the program’s nearly 1,000 approved charitable organizations.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with State Employees’ Credit Union and their staff who share a strong commitment to help our North Carolina communities,” remarked SECC Resource Development Director Laura Baker. “We are grateful for their generous donations of nearly $79,000 and the SECU Foundation’s partnership gift of funding for the Giving Guide.”

The SECC provides state employees and retirees an opportunity to support causes committed to improving the quality of life in North Carolina through a uniform, systematic and convenient process. 2015 SECC fundraising efforts netted over $3.7 million in pledges and contributions during the Campaign, reaching a major milestone in its campaign history — achieving $100 million in contributions.

“The State Employees Combined Campaign is another excellent example of Credit Union staff showing their support for North Carolina non-profits,” said Jimmy Goodrum, senior vice president of SECU Member Education and Outreach. “Successfully raising $79,000 certainly shows their commitment to the Campaign and we are proud of their accomplishments and continued generosity!”

Baker added, “SECU’s participation and the Foundation’s support in helping state employees bring in just over $3.7 million for charities is something to be proud of and will make a real impact in North Carolina!”

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