SECA: Need Is Great, Time Is Short

Posted on 11/16/2009 2:35:15 PM

The days are growing shorter for this year’s State Employee Combined Appeal. Thanksgiving has traditionally been targeted as the close of IUP’s SECA campaign.

Mark Geletka, campaign chairman, has the following message for faculty and staff members still undecided about their campaign participation.

“Please consider sharing your good fortune to help those who are in need of help, especially in these stressful economic times,” Geletka said. “You may decide to direct your donation to literally hundreds of qualified organizations, including those in Indiana County.”

As of November 16, 2009, a total of 131 IUP employees had pledged and/or donated $33,294 toward the 2010 goal of $50,000.

“To those who have already pledged,” Geletka said, “thank you for helping those who use our donations in so many good ways. For those of you who are considering helping out, please choose to make a difference for those less fortunate by sending in a donation or pledge before Thanksgiving. Payroll deduction is a very convenient way to help all year long.”

A Resource Guide with a complete list of charities is on line at the state SECA site. Also on the Web is information tailored to IUP donors (See the IUP SECA website). Questions may also be answered by any member of the IUP Task Force: Mark Geletka, Bobbie Douglass, Erin Fritz, Karen Gresh, Barbe Moore, Sam Phillips, Patti Simmons, and Ramesh Soni.

All IUP donors to SECA are eligible to win a variety of incentives in a special drawing to be held at the campaign’s conclusion. They include the following:

  • Flat-screen HDTV
  • Reserved parking space on campus for a full academic year
  • Blu-Ray DVD Player
  • Apple iPod Nano
  • Gas gift card
  • Grocery gift card
  • Local restaurant gift certificates