Friday, January 27, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin and Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs Executive Director Steve Buck today announced the State Charitable Campaign (SCC) surpassed its 2016 donation goal by raising $516,615 to benefit SCC member charities.
Within the Oklahoma City metro area, donations among state staff reached $451,815, said Buck, 2016 SCC chairman.
The SCC offers an efficient, accountable way for state employees to contribute to more than 200 local, statewide and international charities.
The charities support a variety of services, including feeding the hungry, education for children in poverty, senior care and many others.
“I want to thank Governor Fallin for the opportunity to serve as chairman of the state charitable campaign,” Buck said. “I was honored and humbled to work with so many people from a variety of organizations who make a difference across our state. Many Oklahomans have or will have a moment in their lives whether personal, or family in nature, that requires the assistance from organizations that benefit from the State Charitable Campaign. It is wonderful to see our employees step up and support this campaign even during a challenging fiscal climate.”
Highlights from this year’s campaign include:
The annual campaign ran from Sept. 1 through Dec. 15.
“To have a lofty goal of nearly a half million dollars and surpass it in these challenging economic times speaks to the quality of character and generous spirit of our state employees,” said Fallin. “It continues to show that whenever Oklahomans are struggling or a community is struggling, we can always count on each other for support.”
About the State Charitable Campaign
The State Charitable Campaign (SCC) was created in 1989 and provides a vehicle for state employees to extend their public service and help improve their communities. The SCC is governed by the Oversight Committee for State Employee Charitable Contributions (OCSECC), comprised of state employee appointees, who act as the campaign's board of directors approving charities to participate, overseeing campaign procedures, and contracting with a nonprofit organization to manage the campaign annually.