Due to Harvey, State Employee Charitable Campaign launches early

The word GIVE spelled out on clothespin clipped cards in front of glowing lights.

Due to the devastation caused by Harvey across Texas, President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, decided to launch our annual community giving campaign, the State Employee Charitable Campaign, on Aug. 31 rather than the originally scheduled date of Sept. 5.

In a message to faculty and staff, Dr. Henrich expressed concern “for all affected, including our students and alumni from the ravaged areas, as well as employees who have family members who have been impacted. We hold all of these individuals in our hearts and prayers during the difficult days ahead.”

He went on to encourage gifts to one of the many charities helping with the recovery needs. For example, he said, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has established the Harvey Relief Fund to help with the recovery needs of those most impacted by the hurricane and tropical storm. All monies raised will be used to help victims of this catastrophe. Anyone can designate their donation to UW Harvey Relief fundcharity code 909. These funds will go directly to the Red Cross.

The annual SECC is our opportunity to help make lives better for thousands of our neighbors. The goal this year is $375,000.

The SECC allows employees to provide financial support to dozens of charities of our choice that assist and empower those who are struggling during a difficult time in their life. Other agencies support animal causes, the arts, in areas of communications, global assistance and more.

Through the SECC, we have an opportunity to honor our institution’s fourth mission: to serve and engage in our community. UT Health San Antonio has a strong tradition of generously giving back, across our community, to make better the lives of men, women, children, teens and seniors, through a multitude of worthy causes.

Watch this video on one way SECC funds are used.

For more information, visit the SECC homepage on My UT Health.

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