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State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA) 


What Is SECA?

The once-a-year (September 7 – November 2, 2012) State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA) that provides all employees the opportunity to donate to the charitable causes of their choice to enhance the quality of life for all.

Michelle R.B. Saddler, Honorary Chair
Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services

Did You Know?

  • That 100% of your contribution is sent directly to your designated charity(ies)?
  • SECA Charities Thank You Letter
  • The 11 “Charitable Federations” collectively represent 1965 charities from which to choose?
  • State and University employees contributed $2.6 million to the 2011 SECA campaign?
  • SECA 2011 Report

How Do I Donate to the Charity of My Choice?

  • Visit to find your charity choice.
  • Complete a SECA pledge form for payroll deduction or one-time gift.
  • Submit your pledge form to your agency’s SECA Ambassador/Liaison.

Where Do I Find More Info?

SECA contact person:
Ph: 217-558-0964 Fax: 217-558-4373

Why Donate to the Charity of My Choice?

By being a part of it, your generosity demonstrates that when we work together we create healthy, safe and strong communities.

SECA State and University Employees Combined-Appeal
American Cancer Society America's Charities Black United Fund Community Shares of Illinois EarthShare Illinois Global Impact Independent Charities of America Special Olympics Illinois UNCFUnited Way See Charity Book Index 

SECA Advisory Board Meetings
SECA Advisory Board meetings are videoconference held at the State Retirement System Office 2101 South Veterans Parkway, Springfield at 10 a.m. Meeting Dates:

Malcolm Weems
SECA Chair

Cindy Dixon
SECA Chair Designee
505 Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
fax 217-558-4373


SECA Advisory Board and State and University Employees Combined Appeal Charity Contacts