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The University of Texas at DallasVolunteer Training -

SECC Background and History

Statewide & Local Organizations

SECC Materials

Pilot Online Giving Demonstration


Mission Moment:

Academic Bridge Program

Callier Center


Catrina Clemens, MSW – Director

[email protected]

Antonia Gonzalez- Campaign Associate

[email protected]

State Employee Charitable Campaign

DFW Metroplex Area

624 Six Flags Drive, Suite 216

Arlington, Texas 75019

817.997.4413


Secc history facts
SECC History & Facts

  • Created by legislation in 1993

  • Payroll deduction campaign for state and higher education employees

  • UTD Campaign: Oct.1 – Oct. 31

  • Covers 18 counties:

    • Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Erath, Henderson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rains, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wise

  • Local Campaign Manager: Community Health Charities Texas


  • Charities

    • Must meet stringent legal requirements and be scrutinized by teams of state employees to ensure:

    • 501c3 nonprofit organization and are registered with the Secretary of State

    • Audited (or reviewed) annually by an accountant in accordance with generally-accepted auditing standards

    • Provide direct or indirect health and human services

    • Spend no more than 25% of their funds raised on administration and fund raising

      • Unless they qualify for an exception due to special circumstances

    Charities


    The 3 c s of the secc
    The 3 C’s of the SECC teams of state employees to ensure:

    Confidence

    Convenience

    Payroll deduction is easy, convenient and confidential

    Choice

    Every charity application is reviewed by a team of state employees

    There are over 600 charities to choose from. Something for everyone!

    DFW Metroplex SECC Local Employee Committee Members

    Lindsey Klein (chair), Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

    Thom Chesney, Ph.D. (vice chair), Dallas County Community College District

    David J. Brown, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

    Jean Deakyne, University of Texas at Arlington

    Mary Golden, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

    Doris Hickerson, DARS/Division for Rehabilitation Services

    Natalie Layfield, DARS/Division for Rehabilitation Services

    Shanon Patrick, The University of Texas at Dallas

    Joan S. Reisch, Ph.D., The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Angela Rivers, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

    Terri Tackett, Texas Office of the Inspector General


    The coordinator secc mvp
    The Coordinator – SECC MVP teams of state employees to ensure:

    SECC is Voluntary

    Individual choice – no coercion

    Important to ensure each employee’s decision to give or not to give is respected

    Important to ensure that each employee’s decision is confidential

    • Help insure that all faculty or staff in your department, school, center or unit are aware of the campaign.

    • Promote, publicize and ask individuals within your department, school, center or unit to support the SECC online campaign.

    • Support the SECC with a personal pledge.

    • Thank everyone!


    2012 secc materials
    2012 SECC Materials teams of state employees to ensure:

    Full Charity Guide

    Mini Charity Guide


    Charity listing
    Charity teams of state employees to ensure:Listing

    Key elements include: the organization’s six-digit SECC code, the charity name, the contact phone number, web address, a 25-word statement of purpose (except in abbreviated listings), and the administrative and fundraising expense rate (AFR).


    Statewide local federations
    Statewide & Local Federations teams of state employees to ensure:

    A key role of a federation is to evaluate member charities annually to ensure they meet high standards of performance and financial integrity.

    Statewide: Provide services across the state of Texas and locally.

    Local: only provide services in the DFW Metroplex area


    Local unaffiliated charities
    Local Unaffiliated Charities teams of state employees to ensure:

    Not affiliated with a federation

    Only provide services in the DFW Metroplex Area


    Ways to support
    Ways to Support teams of state employees to ensure:

    Online Payroll Deduction

    Starts with the 1st Calendar Year pay check, January 1st, 2013.

    Easy and impacts agency all year!

    Must be renewed annually through SECC.

    One-Time Gifts:

    Cash

    Check- Made payable to DFW SECC

    Fundraisers:

    Cash

    Check- Made payable to DFW SECC


    Leadership giving program
    Leadership Giving Program teams of state employees to ensure:

    Leadership Givers make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the DFW Metroplex Area SECC.

    Levels:

    Yellow Rose Circle: $1,000-$2,499

    Bluebonnet Circle: $2,500-$4,999

    Alamo Circle: $5,000-$9,999

    Lone Star Circle: $10,000 or more


    Secc is going green no pledge forms to handout or collect
    SECC is going “green” teams of state employees to ensure:No Pledge Forms to handout or collect


    Pilot Online Giving Program: teams of state employees to ensure:www.gift4charity.org/_dfwseccImportant things to remember: Payroll Deduction OnlyCan choose no more than 6 charitiesOnly faculty can select 9 month optionOne time gifts contact:Paula Bratt at ext. 2151


    Important information to remember
    Important Information to Remember teams of state employees to ensure:

    Payroll Deductions:

    • Must be completed online prior to October 31

    • Remind donors to complete each section

    • Minimum donation per charitable group is $2 per month or $24 per year

    • Donors may select no more than 6 charities to support

      One-Time Gifts/Fundraisers:

    • One-Time Gifts/Fundraisers CAN be undesignated

    • Leave charity code section blank if undesignated

    • NEW- $5 minimum donation to process


    Tax information
    Tax Information teams of state employees to ensure:

    2012 Campaign: Payroll Deduction

    • Cannot claim gift until completion of the 2013 year

    • Donor should retain email from DFW Metroplex SECC as substantiation of their pledge to 2012 campaign

    • Details for reporting your contribution to the IRS can be found on the UT Dallas SECC website

      2012 Campaign: One Time Gift

      (on or before December 31)

      Can claim these deductions for 2012

    • Donor should keep their copy of the pledge form

    • Gifts over $250 will receive a tax deduction letter from the State Employee Charitable Campaign


    Q & A teams of state employees to ensure:


    Thank you!!! teams of state employees to ensure:


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