• UTMB SECC 2023: Wired To Care and Wired For Giving
  • UTMB robots, Ann and Dan, are Wired To Care for SECC 2023
  • SECC 2023 Camping Co-Chair Robots, "Nuts" and "Bolts", standing in front of advanced mathematics in planning mode
  • UTMB Health State Employee Charitable Campaign 2022: Make A Little Pledge

  • UTMB Health State Employee Charitable Campaign 2022: Make A Little Pledge

  • UTMB Health State Employee Charitable Campaign 2022: Make A Little Pledge

State Employee Charitable Campaign

  • 2023 campaign closes out with $334,000 in support

    November 24, 2023, 08:14 AM by SECC Volunteers

    Thank you to the 1,049 generous employees who helped us raise $339,918 for the 2023 State Employee Charitable Campaign. The dollars will support dozens of charities and causes across the region and around the world. We truly appreciate your generosity and support. Watch campus mail for your 2023 "thank you" sticker.  
  • Thank you for more than $288,000 in support

    November 17, 2023, 08:20 AM by SECC Volunteers

    Thank you. Tomorrow the 2023 State Employee Charitable Campaign will conclude. We’ve raised more than a quarter-million dollars, generously and voluntarily offered by more than 900 wonderful UTMB employees. Our theme this year played off the idea that the people of UTMB are “wired to care.” Obviously, many are also wired to share.

    Next week, many of us will be joining with friends and family to share a sumptuous feast, or to give thanks in other ways for our good fortune. Life is a wondrous thing, and people, for all our imperfections and problems, are inherently good. Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on this, and the SECC is a great way to inject a little more kindness, love and charity into the world.    

    If you’ve not had a chance to make a pledge, please do so today. There are hundreds of options, undoubtedly something worthwhile and meaningful to each of us. Please share whatever amount you can. It feels good, especially during this season of giving, and it is fast and simple.

    Thank you for your support and consideration. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  • The Moxis know that participation matters

    November 14, 2023, 12:18 PM by SECC Volunteers

    In case you didn't recognize them, the two robots standing in for Nutz and Boltz this week are Ann and Dan, the Moxi robots that support the clinical team at the UTMB Angleton Danbury Campus (ADC). Sure, they're a little more fancy and sleek than our campaign co-chairs, but there's a more important reason to have them represent:  the UTMB employees at the Angleton Danbury Campus are SECC rock stars.

    For the past four years, the ADC team swept the SECC VANGUARD AWARD, for having the highest participation percentage of any campus or institutional entity. The Vanguard Cup, the traveling trophy that went with the award, has been retired at ADC with no other name engraved on it. The ADC team's participation rate was as much as three times greater than our institutional average, and they're doing pretty well once again

    Supporting the SECC is easy, and every gift is meaningful and important.  Please consider making your pledge today.

    Ann and Dan the Angleton Moxi robots.
  • Share your thanks through SECC 2023; campaign ends Saturday

    November 13, 2023, 05:52 AM by SECC Volunteers

    The 2023 State Employee Charitable Campaign has raised $214,000 in support, as we enter the final week of the campaign. Our website will close to gifts on Saturday, Nov. 18. We’ve extended the deadline a few additional days, and offer up a heartfelt “Thank you!” to those who have already contributed.

    Giving thanks is something that is on our minds this time of year. We just celebrated our veterans this past weekend, and next week, many of us will be joining family and friends for a feast to celebrate our many blessings. The SECC provides a great opportunity to show and share our thanks in a tangible and meaningful way. You can choose to support causes that support veterans, that provide meals or shelter for families that might otherwise spend the holiday hungry or cold, or make a gift to any of hundreds of other worthwhile causes that are important to you.

    The people at UTMB truly are “Wired to Care.” We demonstrate that daily in the actions we take supporting each other and those we serve. Let’s use this opportunity to extend our compassion to the people and causes who need our financial support. It feels good, especially at this time of year, and is easy to do:

    We thank you for your consideration and pledges, and wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Final week looms as campaign reaches $191,000

    November 10, 2023, 08:17 AM by SECC Volunteers

    The State Employee Charitable Campaign ends next week. As of Thursday evening, 668 generous UTMB employees had pledged $191,000. Thank you.  

    The communities where we live and work have always been able to count on the kind spirit and generosity  of our workforce. The support we provide accounts for more than 60 percent of the local United Way campaign, as an example, dollars that sustain a number of critical local organizations. These organizations support children and the elderly, families at risk, animal welfare, food security, literacy, education and much more. A shortfall by us translates into hardship for these agencies and the people and causes they serve.

    Please consider making a contribution. Every gift matters; no pledge is too small. 

    From this site, we list the charities and provide ways to give, including a new credit card option. It’s quick, easy and painless. It feels good to give. Interested in tracking our progress? You can check your area’s participation online by department or by entity.

  • Our 2023 "Thank you" stickers are in...

    November 9, 2023, 10:58 AM by SECC Volunteers

    A few years ago we stopped providing "prizes" to entice people to support the SECC. The sorts of trinkets we could afford with our modest campaign budget (think pens and pins and rubber wrist bracelets) didn't motivate anyone, and we heard repeatedly  that we should save the money for the charitable agencies in the campaign. That made sense to us. 

    At the same time, we did want to thank those who supported the effort, and give them a way to remember and feel good about their generosity. That's when we came up with the idea of these inexpensive stickers, very kindly supported by the team at United Way. We've had a lot of fun with them over the years (this is our fourth one), and love to run across them out "in the wild." We'll be getting them in campus mail and out to our 2023 supporters in the coming days. Make your pledge today and show off your sticker with pride.     

    Wired to give thank you sticker with a white robot on blue circuit board background
  • Our secret weapon...You!

    November 6, 2023, 11:57 AM by SECC Volunteers

    When we enlisted "Nutz and Boltz" to be our honorary campaign co-chairs this year, it was a slightly sardonic nod at the machines "taking over" and the excitement (and some dread) over artificial intelligence and the incredible new tools and technology available to us. But AI, in spite of the promise it holds, isn't going to be the solution to a successful campaign. It's going to be the generosity of good-hearted people...it's going to be you. Help us help others, help us make the world a little better, one pledge at a time. See the charities and please make your pledge today.     

  • Share your story. Inspire others.

    November 2, 2023, 16:05 PM by SECC Volunteers

    The REAL story behind our annual campaign isn't about targets or goofy themes or participation rates. It's about people--our colleagues and friends--voluntarily helping others, about parting with their hard-earned dollars to support the causes and charities that are important to them. The campaign isn't about UTMB, it isn't about the State of Texas. It's about individuals making a conscious decision to make our very less-than-perfect world a little better. There's no better inspiration than hearing from you. Care to share your story? Tell us what you support, and why. Send your story to secc@utmb.edu.    

  • Campaign approaches $60K

    November 1, 2023, 15:41 PM by Nutz and Boltz

    Thank you for your contributions. We are pleased. We are computing a strategy to generate additional support. Your assistance is requested. You may see our progress, review your area engagement, and activate the campaign measuring device from our menu. Your dollars are important to other humans. We are unable to feel emotion but our analysis determined people need assistance and love. The earth needs love. Disease research needs love. Puppies need love. Homeless people and veterans and little humans need love. Give love. Please make your pledge today.  

  • Happy Halloween

    October 31, 2023, 09:20 AM by Nutz and Boltz

    Humans: We are partaking in your day of festivity in order to solicit your participation in SECC. Happy Halloween. We are very frightening: Boo. We are requesting treats, not tricks. We are unable to ingest sugary confections. However, our capacitors and circuits are very capable of processing your gifts and pledges. Thank you. Please make your pledge today.  

  • Welcome to SECC 2023

    October 30, 2023, 08:33 AM by SECC Volunteers

    We’ve launched the 2023 State Employee Charitable Campaign. The SECC is an important and incredibly easy way for the UTMB community to support our neighbors and the causes that are important to us.

    It’s a financially, emotionally and mentally challenging time for many people. Just when it’s needed most, charitable giving is down statewide. Please help us reverse that trend.   

    SECC offers more  than 300 charities covering a wide range of causes and needs, from education to food security and housing, environmental causes, human health, and much more. Your pledge can be a one-time gift or a monthly contribution. For the next two weeks, you can easily and painlessly make your pledge online via payroll deduction, a credit or debit card (new for 2023), or on a paper pledge form.

    The people of UTMB are “Wired to Care.” We demonstrate that every day with the ways we support each other and those we serve. We’ve adopted this as our 2023 theme, and enlisted the support of toy robots “Nutz” and “Boltz” (hello humans) to serve as our honorary campaign co-chairs.

    Thank you for your consideration. Please make your pledge today.  

  • All Systems Active...

    October 27, 2023, 07:59 AM by Nutz and Boltz

    Humans, you are early but we are glad you are here. We are Nutz and Boltz, the SECC co-chairs who will lead this year’s State Employee Charitable Campaign with our advanced machine intellect and efficiency. Our analysis of available data computes the UTMB workforce is “Wired to Care.” We have selected this as our campaign theme. We are very pleased to accept your pledge, which you may CONTRIBUTE NOW

  • System functions: Booting up

    October 20, 2023, 14:25 PM by SECC Volunteers

    Our 2023 SECC co-chairs are preparing themselves for an electrifying effort. Check back Oct. 27 to meet them and get a peek at our upcoming State Employee Charitable Campaign.    

SECC 2021 StickerDuring the 2022 campaign, more than 1,265 generous UTMB employees helped us raise  $358,561. Statewide, the campaign raised nearly $5 million.

Thank you for your support. Review the 2022 statewide results.


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