State of Texas employees volunteer to serve on the SECC Local Employee Committee (LEC). The 2021 LEC members were: Hope Noble, TDCJ Retiree; Carmen Amaya, Department of Protective Services; Carla Lopez, UTRGV; Cassandra Leal, UTRGV; Mary Ann Powers, Department of Protective Services; Gustavo Salinas, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services; Aurora Morales, Texas Department of Transportation; Georgina Marr, STC; Mary Ann Garcia, STC; Gisenia Abad, Texas Office of the Attorney General; Marina Reyna, Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The SECC LEC annually recognizes outstanding coordinators, volunteers and supporters. The University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was acknowledged as the State Agency, or Higher Education Institution, with the Highest Contributions in 2021. UTRGV employees pledged $34,518 towards local, statewide, and national charities through the SECC. UTRGV employees have supported the SECC for over twenty-eight years, and have donated over $939,000.
Employees from all state agencies contributed $117,051 in 2021. They agencies include: Attorney General, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Veterans Commission, Department of Public Safety, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Health and Human Services Commission, Department of Family and Protective Services, Department of State Health Services, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Department of Transportation, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and South Texas College. If you represent a charity or state agency interested in participating in the SECC, please contact Sabrina Lopez at United Way of South Texas at 956-686-6331.
About United Way:
United Way of South Texas invests in programs that address critical services in the areas of Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Safety Net. The organization supports over 21 non-profit agencies in Hidalgo and Starr Counties that serve a minimum of 178,500 local residents annually. Services provided by United Way of South Texas through Partner Agencies include emergency shelter, family violence counseling, character building programs, child victim advocacy, and infant stimulation classes. To learn more, visit www.unitedwayofsotx.org. If you would like to support United Way programs with a monetary donation, you may mail a tax deductible check to United Way of South Texas at P.O. Box 187, McAllen, TX 78505-0187 or pledge online at https://unitedwayofsotx.org/donate-now/. For volunteer opportunities, visit volunteersotx.org.