State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA) is the once-a-year program that provides all employees the opportunity to donate to the charitable causes of their choice to enhance the quality of life for all.
As of August 2021, pursuant to P.A. 102-0291, the Illinois Office of Comptroller has become the administrating agency of the SECA program. Originally established in 1983, SECA is a workplace-giving campaign that allows state employees to donate to nearly 1,500 charities at local, state, national, and international levels. State employees have contributed over $83 million to help improve our environment.
SECA supports 12 Federations: America's Best Charities, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, America's Charities, Black United Fund, Community Shares, Creating Healthier Communities, EarthShare, Global Impact, Special Olympics, United Negro College Fund and United Way.
With the help of the Charity Search Engine you will find a concise listing of all of the different charities served through your donations to SECA, along with a brief description of the services provided by these individual charities.
The 2022 SECA Pledge Book, "Giving Hope", will give you all the information you will need to make your informed decision.
Inside this book you will get an in-depth view of each of the 12 Federations, their visions, their missions and a glimpse into the lives of those who are served through your contributions. Many of the charities also include a breakdown of services or things that your donations, no matter how small they may seem to you, are being used for in order to improve individual lives and communities.
Pledge Forms - Two Ways to Give!
After you choose which charity(ies) you want to donate to you may fill out a paper pledge form and send that completed pledge form to your agency contact, also known as the SECA Agency Ambassador/Liaison, or you may utilize the online pledge form and a confirmation email will be sent to both you and your ambassador. Download the paper form, or pledge online now!
The 12 "Charitable Federations" collectively represent nearly 2,000 charities from which to choose from when making your donation. Participation in the State and University Employees Combined Appeal is important and any donation is greatly appreciated and helps make a difference. Support of the SECA campaign demonstrates a willingness to help a single need or many needs within the community.
Thank you for your donation and understanding the impact and significance of a personal commitment through SECA.
Special Incentive Awards
SECA participants will have an opportunity to win amazing incentive gifts depending on your donor level placement. Randomly selected participants at each donor level will be given an opportunity to pick among many incentive gifts such as: sporting event tickets, theater & entertainment tickets, exclusive restaurant coupons, sports memorabilia, and much more. The award process will begin by allowing a certain number of winners in the Diamond level to have the first opportunity to select an incentive gift of their choice. Thereafter, winning participants in the next donor level, Gold, Silver, and Bronze will have their choice accordingly until all the gifts are awarded. So, donate as much as you can to these charitable causes so you can increase your chances of picking early. Please check back to this webpage to view more specifics on the descriptions of these incentive gifts.
Donor Tier Levels
Gold ($1,000 - $2,499)
Silver ($500 - $999)
Bronze ($250 - $499)
All Diamond Donors (gifts of $2,500+) will receive: