• Thank you web banner artwork for closing of SECC 2021 charitable campaign

    State Employee Charitable Campaign 2021: Anything Is Possible Campaign Information and Online Giving$413,000+ Raised!

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    State Employee Charitable Campaign 2021: Anything Is Possible Campaign Information and Online GivingThank you: $413K Raised!

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    State Employee Charitable Campaign 2021: Anything Is Possible Campaign Information and Online GivingDo You Believe?

  • State Employee Charitable Campaign 2021: Anything Is Possible Campaign Information and Online GivingDo You Believe?

  • State Employee Charitable Campaign 2021: Anything Is Possible Campaign Information and Online GivingThank you: $413K Raised!

  • web banner of big foot walking on the beach for SECC 2021 charitable campaign

    State Employee Charitable Campaign 2021: Anything Is Possible Campaign Information and Online GivingDo You Believe?

  • State Employee Charitable Campaign 2021: Anything Is Possible Campaign Information and Online GivingThank you: $413K Raised!

State Employee Charitable Campaign

  • A Remarkable Result

    November 10, 2021, 09:11 AM by SECC Volunteers

    Although a few dollars continue to trickle in via mail, the 2021 campaign has ended, and the results exceeded our expectations. More that 1,430 generous employees help us raise more that $413,000,  topping last year's total by more than $35,000 and enlisting support from an additional 100 employees. 

    We're also pleased to announce that the Vanguard Award trophy, for exceptional support and participation, will remain nestled in the only home it has ever known, with the team at the Angleton Danbury Campus.  We look forward to sharing news and images from the upcoming award presentation.     

    Thank you for your amazing generosity during this critical year. We believed in you, and you believed in giving.

  • THANK YOU!

    November 5, 2021, 16:38 PM by SECC Volunteers

    Humbled, and grateful. Those are the first words that come to mind in these closing hours of the 2021 SECC, where we once again proved that "Anything is Possible." 

    The outpouring of support and generosity displayed by so many members of the UTMB workforce has been amazing. As of Friday afternoon, almost 1,400 UTMB employees have pledged more than $380,000! (See our current progress.) 

    The dollars will make a difference in the lives of our neighbors, in our communities, and for important causes near and far. 

    Although the campaign officially ends today, the online giving portion of the site will be left in place until 11:59 pm on Monday, Nov. 8, while cash and paper pledges are collected and tallied. If you wanted to make a pledge but ran out of time or are working this weekend, you still have a chance.

    We'll soon be making an announcement with our final numbers and the presentation of the 2021 Vanguard Award. Watch for details, and watch campus mail for "stickers of appreciation" being sent to our supporters.

    Thank you for your amazing generosity during this critical year. We believed in you, and you believed in giving.

  • Final Day has Arrived

    November 5, 2021, 08:15 AM by SECC Volunteers

    Today is the last day of UTMB's 2021 State Employee Charitable Campaign.  

    We are incredibly grateful for the support we’ve already received, more than $355,000 so far from 1,265 UTMB employees. Thank you to those who have opened their hearts, pocketbooks and wallets to benefit others.

    Our colleagues at the Angleton Danbury Campus stand poised to claim the SECC Vanguard Award for exceptional commitment and university-leading participation in the campaign, for the third consecutive year in a row. Congratulations may soon be in order!

    There is still much need in our communities, but time is running out.

    If you’ve not had a chance to review the charities, please do so today. Find one that speaks to you—and commit a few dollars. It feels good, and it will make a difference.

    Thank you for your support and consideration. We believe in you, and we believe in giving.

     

  • Our Support Matters/Makes a Difference

    November 3, 2021, 16:50 PM by SECC Volunteers

    A message shared this afternoon by Health System EVP & CEO Dr. Tim Harlin did a really good job capturing what is at the heart of UTMB and the SECC. He said:

    "Without question, UTMB provides a great service to our communities. We are here for our patients 24/7 despite storms, pandemics and a host of other challengesit’s what we do and it’s one of the many reasons UTMB is such a special place to work. But now is the time of year to remember that our community is also here for us. The SECC is the time for us to give back; it’s a time for us to acknowledge that where we work and where we live is made better through the collective efforts of so many deserving charities." 

    The SECC helps our friends and neighbors, strengthens the communities where we live, work, play and raise our families. Share what you can; it's easy and feels good.  The campaign runs through the end of this week, Friday, Nov. 5. Please consider MAKING YOUR PLEDGE NOW.

  • The Final Week is Here.

    November 1, 2021, 15:34 PM by SECC Volunteers

    Time flies. Halloween has come and gone, it's November and the holidays will be here in the blink of an eye.  We like the idea of an abbreviated SECC. We know it's easier on our busy campus community, confining the activity to a couple of weeks rather than a month+ of messaging and cajoling we've done in past years. But the deadline shows up quickly in an abbreviated campaign, and here we are with less than a week to go and about $240,000 raised. We're grateful for the support, but we're still well short of the $378,000 we raised last year. 

    It makes you wonder who might be making do with less this year? Which charities and agencies will end up with funding gaps and fewer resources, if we end up significantly shy of our past support? Food banks, social services, education, health care and animal causes are among the charitable groups favored by our UTMB community. They all need the help, especially now when life is so fluid and things are changing so quickly.  

    The campaign runs through the end of this week, Friday, Nov. 5. Please consider MAKING YOUR PLEDGE NOW.

  • Vanguard Award Returns (headed to ADC again?)

    October 28, 2021, 18:08 PM by SECC Volunteers

    We are happy to announce the return of the SECC VANGUARD AWARD, for the campus or institutional entity that displays exceptional commitment and university-leading performance in charitable giving.

    For the purpose of this award, UTMB Health is grouped into six entities: Clear Lake Campus, Angleton Danbury Campus, League City Campus, Galveston Campus, Ambulatory, and Correctional Managed Care.

    The area with the highest participation percentage at the end of the campaign gets their name engraved on the traveling award, and bragging rights for a year. The team at Angleton Danbury Campus has captured the award for two years running, and has thrown the gauntlet at any challengers.

    The campaign runs through November 5. See images from the team at ADC celebrating their 2020 victory on the SECC Facebook page

  • Taking the Sting Out of "New Normal"

    October 27, 2021, 13:40 PM by SECC Volunteers

    Winter storms. Power outages. Pandemic. Politics. We thought 2020 was crazy, but 2021 is redefining “normal.” And the people of UTMB are rolling with the changes, coping with the challenges, focusing on family and friendships, adjusting and getting the job done for those that depend on us. In this spirit of being there for those that need us, we storm ahead with “SECC 2021: Anything is Possible.”

    Help us celebrate all that is crazy and wonderful and even worrisome about our world; it’s the best world we’ve got. We have the strength we draw from each other. We still have the power to work wonders for others. Let’s count our many blessings and share our good fortune. Please consider making your pledge today.    


  • A Small Token of our Thanks

    October 26, 2021, 10:06 AM by SECC Volunteers

    SECC 2021 Sticker

    We've moved away from premiums and giveaways the past couple of years. We don't think the prizes we can afford really work as an incentive to give, and most people (as you've told us repeatedly) would just prefer to see every available dollar be used to support the causes and charities that are part of SECC. People give for the good feeling that comes from helping others, because they are generous in nature, out of a commitment to make the world better and help others, because a cause is important to them, or for a host of personal reasons as varied and important as the charities on our lists. 

    Whatever the reason, we appreciate your support. And we want to show our thanks.

    We experimented last year with a few stickers. They're really economical but can carry the SECC message in an enduring and engaging way. We think they're a nice way to remind you of the support you provided, to rekindle throughout the year the warm feeling you get from giving.  We plan to be getting the first stickers out in campus mail next week. Plaster yours up someplace and share your love. And THANK YOU.   


  • Time to Play Ball!

    October 25, 2021, 12:49 PM by SECC Volunteers

    I'm getting a little sense of "deja vu." Let me take you back to 2017. Our big disaster that year was Hurricane Harvey. If you weren't directly impacted by the obscene amount of rain that fell and the historic flooding it caused, you had close family, friends or neighbors who had been. It was a mess, and many people were desperate for help and some good news. The Houston Astros provided some first, when they brought home a World Series championship that gave a  serious lift to many dampened spirits. And we had two charitable campaigns that year: one to help employees in need which raised almost $200,000, and the SECC, which pumped more than $500,000 of support from UTMB staff into our recovering communities.  

    Events like the ones that year remind us that we are all in this together, that everyone benefits from a little help and support, and that it feels good to come out on top.    

    So while we didn't have another potential World Series Championship in mind when we came up with this year's theme, there is a precedent. Anything is Possible


  • It's Showtime!

    October 22, 2021, 08:28 AM by SECC Volunteers

     

    For more than two decades, the State Employee Charitable Campaign has been a vehicle for members of our UTMB community to give back, and they’ve done it—you’ve done it—with open hearts and generous spirits.

    “Anything is Possible” in 2021. It has been a year of adjustment, of challenges, of uncertainty, surprises, and hardships for many. It’s a year of need, but it’s also a year of hope. Your support is critical to our communities, now more than ever.

    In consideration of these times, we’re duplicating aspects of last year’s successful effort: a compressed timeline, no campaign chair, no goal or pressure. We are hopeful those who can give, will give. We’ve demonstrated it repeatedly: resiliency and generosity are in the DNA of UTMB’s workforce.

    The campaign will run from Oct. 22 to Nov. 5. The 2021 charities have been listed, and online giving is now available. You can also make a gift of any amount via a paper pledge form.

    See this year's charitable agencies.

    Make your pledge now.

    Thank you for your consideration and generosity. We recognize 2021 is creating urgent and new needs in our communities, and for those willing to help, the SECC is a simple way to make a meaningful difference.

    We do believe in giving, and we do believe that anything is possible. Please join us.

    The 2021 SECC Volunteers

  • Welcome to the Pregame

    October 15, 2021, 10:18 AM by SECC Volunteers

    We're thrilled you are here. It means you are one of the first with an opportunity to make a pledge this year, to seed what we hope will be a very successful SECC. We have a fun and (we think) engaging theme planned for 2021. The campaign officially begins Oct. 22, but we're ready for you today.

    We need your help, our community needs your help.

    Make your pledge

    See the 2021 charities

     

  • Can you hear it?

    September 28, 2021, 16:10 PM by SECC Believer

    Something awesome and inspiring is coming. Are you a believer?

    Stay tuned for another great opportunity for the people of UTMB to demonstrate their generosity and compassion. Are things strange this year? Yeah. Have we learned to roll with it? Yes.

    Is anything possible? You bet.      

The 2020 SECC has ended. We raised more than $378,000, once again a leader in giving statewide. Thank you for your support. Review the 2020 statewide results.

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