TWU is kicking off its campaign for the State Employee Charitable Campaign. The SECC is “the only statutorily authorized workplace campaign for state agency and higher education employees throughout Texas,” according to its website, and it raises money for charities through the donations of those employees. Last year, TWU raised $92,000 dollars for charities, and it hopes to increase that this year by crossing the $100,000 threshold.
Representative Lynn Stucky Gives Address
The Chancellor’s Kick-off Luncheon was held this past Thursday at TWU, and State Representative Lynn Stucky of District 64 (Denton) gave a state-of-county address at the event. “We were honored to have Representative Dr. Lynn Stucky join us at the kick-off luncheon. His message of personal service and giving to our community was inspiring,” said SECC Committee Co-Chair Sheri Dragoo. The event sold out every table, and Dragoo was encouraged by the turnout. “It was both exciting and awe-inspiring to have a sold-out event and a room full of generous and giving TWU employees,” said Dragoo.
Dr. Bettye Myers Issues Her Challenge
As a tradition at TWU’s SECC kick-off, retired Cornaro Professor of Kinesiology Dr. Bettye Myers issued her annual challenge at the luncheon: any department that achieves 100% participation in the campaign will be entered into a drawing to win $1000 for their discretionary budget. Meyers saw the luncheon as a success. “As an alum, I am extraordinarily proud that we had wall-to-wall guests in attendance. . . the program did really well to highlight the heart of SECC at Texas Woman’s University,” said Myers.
Future Events Planned for October
The campaign will continue with future events throughout October, including the TriBALLathon on Oct. 18, the 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 21 and the Chili Cook-off/Pie Bake-off on Oct. 24. Through the SECC, TWU employees are literally putting their money where their mouth is.