Photo: Mission San Jose in San Antonio by Ricardo Romo
UTSA ranks No. 1 among peers in SECC participation
By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs
(March 27, 2008)--The University of Texas at San Antonio participation rate in the 2007 State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) was the highest among the 19 Texas four-year public universities with more than 1,000 employees. UTSA's participation rate was 71 percent of 3,129 full-time employees who helped raise more than $225,000.
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Conducted in October, SECC is the annual workplace giving campaign for State of Texas employees, including state universities and colleges. The campaign benefits a diverse group of charities and nonprofit organizations.
"I am pleased with the high participation rate and outstanding support of UTSA employees who helped raise more than $225,000 for our 2007 campaign," said UTSA President Ricardo Romo. "UTSA employees continue to show their concern for their friends and neighbors in need of the programs and services that benefit from SECC. UTSA is honored to be a part of this important program."
Donations from University of Texas System institutions totaled more than $3.4 million. UTSA had the highest participation rate of all UT System institutions and ranked second in total donations among UT System four-year universities.
Among the 19 Texas four-year public universities with at least 1,000 employees, UTSA ranked fourth in donations. UT-Austin was first ($669,658 in donations, 13,167 employees, 17 percent participation), Texas Tech University was second ($437,394 in donations, 4,903 employees, 33 percent participation,) and Texas A&M University was third ($421,842 in donations, 6,870 employees, 23 percent participation).