About Our State Campaign
Why should I give through the Idaho State Employees Charitable Giving Campaign (SEC)?
- The SEC is your Campaign. You choose the amount, which non-profit, 501C3 organization(s) receives your gift, and how you give.
- Payroll deduction makes giving to multiple charities easy and efficient for the donor and is not only easier on the budget but in most cases allows you to give more than you could in one lump sum – maximizing the benefit to the charities you support.
Why should I not give directly to a charitable agency and save the administrative cost?
- Payroll deduction pledges benefit charities by allowing them to forecast income for the entire year; United Way makes this information available to agencies after the campaign ends each year. Additionally, charities do not have to spend time and extra money processing many individual donations; United Way combines multiple contributions and sends a single payment to charities.
- Giving to the SEC benefits the State by reducing its administrative costs of processing the campaign in-house and minimizing workplace disruption while still providing employees the opportunity to participate in a voluntary giving campaign.
Message From the Governor
Your efforts this past year have improved the lives of Idahoans in every corner of this great state. You have dealt effectively with a very difficult economic climate which has increased the demand for services and reduced the resources available to meet those demands. Each year through your generosity, you have contributed to charitable organizations through the annual State Employees Charitable Giving Campaign. Your personal commitment and selflessness positively impacted individual lives and our Idaho communities.
Citizens and community groups throughout Idaho are working hard to build strong families and neighborhoods by helping to feed the hungry, providing critical resources like a suicide hotline, children’s educational and cultural programs and caring for animals. These services depend on the generous support of people like you. This year the goal is to increase participation. Continue...
Campaign Co-Chairs Letter
State Employees Charitable Giving Campaign
What a privilege it is to serve alongside an incredible group of dedicated state employees who are providing the very best state services possible. It is also our pleasure to serve you as the campaign chair and co-chair for the “Caring for Idaho: 2012 State Employee Giving Campaign.” We invite you to join us in this year’s campaign.
Since its inception, our country has been a generous one. Volunteer activity and private charity have played a huge role in improving the lives of people and the communities in which they live. The United States leads the world in private giving with contributions of more than $290 billion each year to causes from arts and culture to health and human services. Most of this money comes from individual donations. Idaho State employees have embraced this generous spirit of service.
The need is great. Over 225,000 people in Idaho live in poverty, disproportionately distributed among those over 65 and those under 18.
State employees have an important opportunity to make a difference for Idahoans through “Caring for Idaho”. The 2012 campaign will run from September 20 through October 31. Your donations and support will make a difference.
Thank you for your participation and for caring for your fellow Idahoans!
Vicki Tokita, Administrator
Don Drum, Director