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  1. Article number 1 - About SECA
  2. Article number 2 - Charity Search
  3. Article number 3 - Your Campaign - Your Choice
  4. Article number 4 - Pledge Form
  5. Article number 5 - Leadership Giving Circle

    About SECA

    The once-a-year (September 23 - November 18, 2020) 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.

    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 $82 million to help improve our environment.


    Charity Search

    SECA supports 12 Federations: America's Best Charities, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, America's Charities, Black United Fund, Community Health Charities, Community Shares, 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 by County of all of the different charities served through your donations to SECA, along with a brief description of the services provided by these individual agencies.


    Your Campaign - Your Choice

    The 2020 SECA Pledge Book will give you all the information you will need to make your informed decision. This is your opportunity to be "Connecting Through Giving."

    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, communities, and on a global level, our world at large.

    Be proud that you are showing how much you care!


    Pledge Form

    After you have made your choice of which charity(ies) you want to donate to you will want to fill out a pledge form and send that completed pledge form to your agency contact, also known as the SECA Agency Ambassador/Liaison.

    • You can access your pledge form by selecting the Pledge Form button on the navigation bar above
    • Fill out and complete the form and forward to your SECA Agency Ambassador/Liaison (contact person).
    • Locate the complete list of SECA Agency Ambassadors/Liaisons by selecting the Agency Contacts button on the navigation bar above.
    • You may email the completed form to

    Leadership Giving Circle

    ​For the 2020 Campaign, The Leadership Giving Circle recognizes all individuals contributing to one or more charities in the Illinois State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA).

    • Entry into an incentive drawing for all donors who submit a pledge form
    • Premier: Donors who give between $1,000-$2,499
    • Elite: Donors who give $2,500 or more

    Elite Donors (gifts of $2,500 or more) will receive:

    • SECA appreciation gift
      • 2020 gift will be a stainless steel water bottle
    • Signed thank you card from Comptroller Susana Mendoza
    • Entry into incentive drawing

    Premier Donors

    • Signed thank you card from Comptroller Susana Mendoza
    • Entry into incentive drawing

    All donors who submit a pledge form will be entered into a drawing for assorted gift cards totaling $1,000. Comptroller Mendoza will draw names in February.

    All gifts will be sent to the address listed on pledge form after the campaign closes.

On April 11, 2018, during an award ceremony, The Prairie Land United Way Organization for Morgan, Cass and Scott Counties Presented SECA with a certificate for being one of their top 20 contributors in 2017. Phronsie Spaulding, Assistant Bureau Chief for the Office of Inspector General, Healthcare and Family Services, accepted the award on behalf of SECA.


100% of your contribution is sent directly to your designated charity(ies).
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 gift 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 gift and understanding the impact and significance
of a personal commitment through SECA.

 Logo Links to Charities

Janel Forde, Director
SECA Chair Statutory
Vacant, Chair Designee

Executive Coordinator
Carolyn Fields
100 W. Randolph
Suite 4-500
Chicago, IL

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