"My SECA Story"

"My SECA Story"

The 2012 SECA (State Employee Combined Appeal) campaign, which runs September 10 – November 2, 2012 is aimed at combining the strength of all PA state employees to support a wide variety of charitable organizations. SECAThe theme of this year’s campaign is “My SECA Story.” Every donation has a story behind it, and each of them is heartfelt. This year, we pay tribute to those stories and their power to motivate and inspire others to make a difference through SECA. With nearly 1,400 non-profit agencies participating in SECA, you can easily find organizations whose missions align with your personal values. There is something for everyone and each of us has specific causes we care deeply about. These organizations will fill needs that range from helping families at risk, assisting those affected by cancer or natural disasters, support to our veterans, to providing food, shelter, and clothing to the needy, and many other types of services and programs.

Resource Guide When you give to the SECA campaign, you can choose to contribute to local agencies, to national agencies, or even to international agencies. Because of the volunteer support and low administrative costs, 92 cents of every dollar contributed is sent directly to the agency or agencies of your choice. Giving through the SECA campaign allows your contribution to be put to work immediately.

There are two ways to donate. You can donate with a one-time method through check or money order made payable to SECA or by convenient payroll deductions with as little as $1 per pay. Payroll deduction makes it easy to give. Even $1 per pay, when combined with the total university community, grows into a significant contribution. Your gift today will help make a better tomorrow. And, remember that your entire donation is tax deductible.
This year, our BU goal is $28,200. But, just as important as the total amount received, we want to increase participation to 20 percent of the university community.

History of SECA

SECA was established in 1977 as the only charitable campaign allowed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in its offices statewide. This yearly drive in the fall means minimal workplace disruption and administrative costs. When state employees give through SECA they are helping to improve the quality of life for ALL people.

SECA Agencies

BU's SECA campaign, together with the United Way of Columbia County, supports many agencies which includes the work of eight participating organizations and their member agencies.

  • America's Charities
  • Community Health Charities of Pennsylvania
  • Wildlands Conservancy
  • Christian Service Charities
  • Independent Charities of America
  • United Negro College Fund
  • United Ways of Pennsylvania
  • Global Impact

See the SECA Resource Guide for a listing of agencies and coding information.


There are nearly 1,400 non-profit organizations participating in the 2012 campaign. In the Bloomsburg area, these include the following agencies (the numbers indicates the SECA designation code):

  • United Way of Columbia County (4303-0000)
  • American Red Cross - Bloomsburg chapter (4303-0001)
  • Bloomsburg Area YMCA (4303-0002)
  • Bloomsburg Public Library (4303-0003)
  • Boy Scouts of America - Columbia/Montour Council (4303-0004)
  • Camp Victory/Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc. (4303-0005)
  • Catholic Social Services/Big Brothers/Big Sisters (4303-0006)
  • Central Susquehanna Sight Services (4303-0007)
  • Columbia Child Development Program (4303-0008)
  • Columbia/Montour Family Health, Inc. (4303-0009)
  • Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA (4303-0011)
  • Northern Columbia Community &Cultural Center (4303-0012)
  • Salvation Army of Eastern PA & Delaware Division (4303-0013)

Weekly Prize Updates

Weekly winners will be drawn from all donors' completed pledge forms received by the end of the week. Once you submit your pledge, you will be eligible to win a prize. Thank you for your support, making a difference in other's lives and for making this a successful campaign!

Thank you to the followingcampus partners for donating employee incentive prizes. As always, we appreciate the support.

    Office of Corporate and Continuing Education | President's Office | Aramark, Corporate Office | Aramark, Bloomsburg |Celebrity Artist Series | Athletics Department |University Store |CGA and Student Rec Center