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The University of Texas at Dallas Volunteer 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 cclemens@healthcharities.org

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The University of Texas at DallasVolunteer Training -

SECC Background and History

Statewide & Local Organizations

SECC Materials

Pilot Online Giving Demonstration

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Mission Moment:

Academic Bridge Program

Callier Center

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Catrina Clemens, MSW – Director

cclemens@healthcharities.org

Antonia Gonzalez- Campaign Associate

agonzalez@healthcharities.org

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

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

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

Full Charity Guide

Mini Charity Guide

charity listing
CharityListing

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

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

Not affiliated with a federation

Only provide services in the DFW Metroplex Area

ways to support
Ways to Support

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

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

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Pilot Online Giving Program: 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

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

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
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