SCC Week 1 Update

Thanks to everyone who took time out of their busy day to join us at the Activity Center on August 19th for the 2015 State Combined Campaign Kickoff. Your attendance means so much! For those unable to attend, we missed you!

I would also like to thank all of the SCC charities that set up displays for our charity fair. SCC charities continue to help make this kickoff one of the most memorable and most special events! Be sure to check out highlights on the SCC Facebook page and website. Our SCC charities helped everyone remember why it is so important that we support the awesome programs they provide!

Ms. Julie Magee, SCC Campaign Chair and Department of Revenue Commissioner, emceed the event. Thanks to Julie for motivating everyone in the room!

Camellia awards were presented to the following for exceeding goal prior to kickoff:

Insurance Department – 459.44% of Goal
Coordinators: Jimmy Gunn, Deborah Fike & Antwionne Dunklin
Commissioner: Jim Ridling

Dept of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention – 199.40% of Goal
Coordinators: Cassandra Sharp & Dawn Miller
Executive Director: Salley Longshore

Ethics Commission – 174.72% of Goal
Coordinators: Ashley Thomas & April Innes
Executive Director: Thomas B. Albritton

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Board – 152.08% of Goal
Coordinators: Rose Johnson & Vicki Hubbard
Administrator: Mark Nelson

Tourism Department – 123.13% of Goal
Coordinators: Rosemary Judkins & Mattie Pierce
Director: Lee Sentell

Early Bird Awards (for turning in pledges prior to kickoff) were presented to the following organizations:
• Alabama Military Department
• Department of Revenue
• Pardons and Paroles Board
• Department of Mental Health
• Alabama Community College System
• Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Board
• Alabama Tourism Department
• Alabama Historical Commission
• Alabama Department of Corrections (turned in the day of kickoff)

Wednesday, August 26th marked the end of week 1 and the State Combined Campaign is off to a very good start! We are currently at 5.22% of goal, with $40,688 contributed. Way to get things going!

Participation is the key to success and is our focus! Keep in mind the real goal is to raise as much money as we can for the charities served through the State Combined Campaign. The best way to make this happen is by increasing participation. So many agencies and people are depending on us!

Attached are the weekly reports (Weekly, 2015 SCC Chart – Week 1, 2015-14 SCC Comparison Report Week 1). Please let me know if you have questions or problems opening the documents.

Thank you for your support, and most of all – your hard work and extra effort! If you need extra materials or have questions, please do not hesitate to call!

Thought for the Week
“It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

2015 State Combined Campaign

The 2015 State Combined Campaign Kickoff!

State employees rallied in Montgomery this week for the annual Alabama State Employees Combined Charitable Campaign (ASECC) kick-off held at the Alabama Activities Center. The ASECCC, or commonly known State Combined Campaign (SCC), was established in 1991 as the charitable campaign for Alabama State Employees.

Alabama Department of Revenue Commissioner Julie Magee spoke at the kick-off defining the campaign vision and the importance of state employees in funding local charities. Magee serves as this SCC chair.  Magee recognized the hard work of SCC Coordinators and Keyworkers, stating they were the key to the SCC’s success.  Magee later tweeted, “Proud to serve as the chair of the state employees annual campaign and kick off the campaign!” @juliepmagee

Last year, state employees answered the call to service to help Alabama across the state through SCC donations totaling more than $796,000.

Nearly 450 charitable agencies are participating in the 2015 Campaign. Employees may pledge through payroll deduction thereby spreading gifts over the course of a year.

This year’s theme is “Make Your STATEment and Give!” and the statewide goal is $780,000.  The Campaign officially ends on December 31.

Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center

Butterfly Bridge CAC was inadvertently left out of the 2015 SCC Giving Guide.  Though the staff works very hard to ensure the listings are correct, we sometimes make mistakes.  Our apologies to Butterfly Bridge and to its supporters.

If you would like to support Butterfly Bridge, please do so by using its SCC Code 106305.  You can search our online SCC charity directory for Butterfly Bridge’s 25-word statement, website, phone, etc.  Just click on “Give to the SCC” then “Participating Charities” and search 106305.

Thank you for your support of State Combined Campaign Charities.