SECA 2010 Drawing Yields First Prizewinners

Posted on 10/8/2010 3:10:43 PM

Here are names drawn from those who made first-week pledges or gifts to SECA (the State Employee Combined Appeal):

  • Twenty-five-dollar Co-op gift card: Greg Hill
  • Two tickets to Spamalot: Richard Nowell
  • Two passes to the Oak Room: Tonya Patterson, Douglas Rutledge, Sue Rieg, Lindsey McNickle, John Kilmarx, Erin Fritz, and Roberta Douglass

IUP’s SECA campaign extends through October 22, 2010. Those making gifts or pledges this week are eligible to win a $25 Co-op gift card, tickets to Boy II Men, an Oak Grove commemorative box, and free lunches at the Oak Room in Foster Hall. Each week, more prizes will be added, and the names of early donors will stay in contention, affording them the most chances of winning.

Remaining drawings will be held October 15 and 22. All pledge forms submitted by noon each Friday will qualify for that day’s drawing. The names of each Friday’s winners will appear the following Monday in IUP Daily.

Prizes in the October 22 drawing will include a six-month membership in the James Mill Fitness Center, a football autographed by the 2009 Steelers, IUP basketball season tickets, a reserved campus parking space, and Performance Plus Lively Arts subscriptions.

ARAMARK is sponsoring a special SECA Campaign Luncheon on October 21 in the Oak Room. The menu and other details will appear in IUP Daily in upcoming days.

If they choose, IUP faculty and staff members can use payroll deductions to donate to the SECA campaign. They can also make one-time donations through check, cash, or credit card.

IUP employees no longer receive paper pledge forms. Follow this link to download a PDF version of the pledge form, which employees may print, complete, sign, and mail to the Office of the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management, Attn: Mark Geletka, 233 Sutton Hall. Those unable to access the form are asked to send a message to Bobbie Douglass,, or to call her at 724-357-2429.

On the pledge form, employees should indicate the charities to which they wish to donate (one or several, up to a limit of four). A complete list of charities is available in the SECA Resource Guide. As a convenience to some employees, there is a shorter list of United Way agencies in Western Pennsylvania. If the Agency Designation portion of the form is left blank, the employee’s contribution will be distributed proportionately to the eight umbrella organizations in the statewide SECA campaign.

In addition to prizes associated with IUP’s SECA campaign, those who designate the United Way of Indiana County for their gifts or pledges will be eligible to win the following:

  • $10,000 toward purchasing a vehicle at Colonial Motor Mart, Delaney Chevrolet Buick Honda, or TriStar Motors
  • A 42-inch LCD/HD TV
  • A deluxe gas grill

To qualify, the donor needs to be sure to donate at least $208 per year or $8 per pay, based on twenty-six pay periods. Additional commitments in $208 increments will provide additional opportunities for winning.

Members of IUP’s SECA Task Force are Mark Geletka, Bobbie Douglass, Erin Fritz, Karen Gresh, Barbe Moore, Sam Phillips, Patti Simmons, and Ramesh Soni.