Sept. 7, 2001
Volume XXXIV, No. 36


Of Note


SECC drive begins Oct. 1

Looking for a way to give back to the community? Health Science Center faculty, staff and students can do just that during the annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) Oct. 1-19. The Health Science Center and the UT System are sponsors again this year.

An SECC leadership reception launched the campaign Aug. 29 at the Parman House. Jerry York, vice president and chief information officer and this year's SECC campaign coordinator, announced that doubling the number of leadership contributions and increasing overall participation levels in the SECC is the goal of this year's campaign.

"The UTHSC has proven itself to be an exceptional community citizen over the years," York said. "Our level of giving to the SECC is but one measure of that role. Our employees value the way the United Way aids our community, and their generosity has and will reflect that value."

York said the leadership component of the campaign will "jump-start" the level of giving at the UTHSC and that all employees are invited to consider participating in the campaign.

"Giving is a very personal decision that must be left up to each and every one of us," York said. "Given the nature of our work and the value we bring to San Antonio, I am optimistic that the level of participation will reinforce our leadership within our community."

York said employees will receive campaign information packets in mid-September. Each department will be assigned a campaign coordinator who can answer employee questions. A training session for campaign coordinators is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14.

"While we will have special events to highlight the importance of the SECC, we believe that the true rewards for participation are in the joy of giving to agencies that make a difference in our community," York said. "I encourage all of our employees to consider participating at a level they can afford. Our UTHSC family will surely step up and continue to help those who are less fortunate."