Clarion University faculty and staff pledged more than $36,000 for Pennsylvania charities through the 2012 State Employee Combined Appeal campaign. SECA is the commonwealth’s annual combined fundraising drive, which supports hundreds of participating charities that serve communities both locally and globally.
“In this time of giving of thanks, we are particularly proud of our spirit of philanthropy right here at Clarion,” said Clarion University President Karen M. Whitney.
Led by Whitney, 190 faculty and staff members donated $36,401.98 to participating charities. This total improved upon last year’s collection of $35,676.76. The recipient charities are part of eight umbrella organizations: America’s Charities, Christian Service Charities, Community Health Charities of Pennsylvania, Global Impact, Independent Charities of America, United Negro College Fund, United Ways of Pennsylvania and the Wildlands Conservancy.
Faculty and staff were able to make contributions in the form of payroll deductions, checks and money orders, continuing a long history of giving. Over the past 20 years, state employees have raised more than $81 million for SECA.