The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation gathered for its weekly luncheon today at 11:30am to discuss their progress.
TAMUK’s staff and faculty are raising money for non-profit charities around Texas; the campaign lasts the entire month of October with donations accepted until the Thanksgiving holiday.
“Last year TAMUK raised the most money in the area; over $55,000 and this year’s goal is set at $56,000,” says Lori Russek a co-chair of SECC, “As of Monday we have raised $17,000.”
Each college has two co-chairs to represent them and turn in SECC packets and donations. “I know how to motivate my co-workers, I keep a positive attitude and give little reminders to participate in the campaign,” says Sylvia Gatewood, co-chair of the College of Arts and Science, “It’s good to help and with this economy everyone needs it now a days.”
According to the SECC handbook, “In 2010, the SECC marked its 17th year by raising more than $9.828 million for charitable organizations throughout the Lone Star State.” To measure TAMUK’s financial progress there is a thermometer posted in front of the College Hall.
Donations can be made by check, cash, or payroll deductions to make pledging more convenient.
The donations go to charities around Texas; Kingsville charities that benefit from the SECC are Brush Country CASA and Kleberg County Adult Literacy Council. The Entire Coastal Bend benefits from this campaign some charities are United Way of the Coastal Bend, Women’s Shelter of South Texas, and the Coastal Bend Community Foundation etc; other charities can be found in the SECC handbook.
Each college chooses where they would like their donations to go.
Faculty and staff members who want to participate or get more information can reach co-chairs Lori Russek and Paige de Vaudrecourt, at 361-593-2678 or at the ALUMNI and DEVELOPMENT OFFICE. Additional information can be found in SECC packets or at https://sso.tamus.edu.
By: Melissa Trevino