The Texas Legislature established the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) in 1993. The SECC helps employees of state agencies, universities and community colleges support charities of their choice through an annual campaign featuring convenient payroll deduction.

Employees Support
Annual Giving Campaign

Each year UT Dallas joins forces with other institutions for the State Employee Charitable Campaign to raise funds for a number of local, national and international nonprofit organizations.

During the 2017 campaign, University faculty and staff opened their hearts to contribute more than $81,000 to the cause.

Historically, two University programs are popular recipients for UT Dallas donors. Last year 150 individuals contributed more than $11,000 to the Callier Center for Communication Disorders and $12,000 to the Academic Bridge Program.

Forty-three leadership gifts – contributions of $1,000 or more – totaling more than $56,500 helped propel the campaign to the $81,095 total. Last year, employees of Texas state agencies and higher education institutions contributed more than $9 million.

Top 10 Charity Agencies Supported
by Faculty and Staff in 2016

  • Academic Bridge Program - UT Dallas
  • Callier Center for Communications Disorders - UT Dallas Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
  • North Texas Food Bank Doctors Without Borders Medicins Sans Frontires USA
  • SPCA of Texas
  • Humane Society of North Texas
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc.
  • Helen Keller International

Trellis Society Recognizes SECC Donors to UT Dallas Programs

When you designate a portion of your SECC gift to the Academic Bridge Program (283668) or the Callier Center for Communication Disorders (283044), you become a member of the Trellis Society, which recognizes faculty and staff who make gifts to UT Dallas schools, centers or programs.

Membership benefits include invitations to special events and recognition on the online Donor Wall.

Learn more on the Trellis Society Web page.