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Sept. 14, 2012
CONTACT: K. E. Schwab

Norton launches SRU's SECA campaign

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University has launched its annual State Employee Combined Appeal with a letter of support from University President Cheryl Norton.

SECA, the only charitable campaign allowed by the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in its state offices, runs through Nov. 2. SRU's goal is $14,100.

In her letter to colleagues, Norton wrote, "This year's theme is 'My SECA Story' recognizing that each one of us has a story to tell about why we care enough to give." She asked all University employees to review information being sent concerning the drive and to then decide which charities they wish to support.

As in past years, employees can make a pledge through a payroll deduction or as an outright onetime gift.

The SECA Resource Guide for 2012 lists more than 1,400 organizations and charities included in the fund raising campaign. Donors may select the charity of their choice to receive their support. SECA was designed in part to save fundraising costs by combining fundraising efforts under a central umbrella.

SECA was established in 1977.

"Please join me today in supporting the 2012 SECA campaign. Together, we can make a difference by helping those in need. Your contribution, even a dollar a pay, could make a difference in someone's life," Norton wrote.

Those with questions should contact Pam Miller, in SRU's Office of Human Resources and drive chairperson, at 724.738.2205.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.