I can hardly believe that we are already checking the days of April 2020 from our calendars. It seems like not long ago we were fundraising for the State Employee Combined Appeal (SECA) Campaign. This year has been a trying time with some of the biggest hurdles we have faced as a Department and the Commonwealth due to factors well beyond our control, a situation that we are not alone in.
Our employees have not ceased to amaze me with their overwhelming sense of community and duty to the betterment of the Commonwealth. I am ecstatic to announce that PennDOT exceeded our SECA Fundraising Goal during this year’s campaign as we raised an astounding $439,549 for charity, adding to the Commonwealth’s total of $2,975,982! Not only did we surpass our goal, we were also recognized by the Office of Administration for the highest percentage of campaign participation among XL Agencies (over 10,000 employees). These donations will be going to successfully impact 1,000 deserving organizations that right now need our support more than ever. If you want to learn more about SECA, charities or dedications, go to: seca.pa.gov. No matter what organization received these donations, all the money raised will assist those in need with services, support, and essential care items.
To the employees who gave through direct payroll donation, bought from a fundraiser, donated time and resources, volunteered, and came together as a community – I thank you. It is because of you that our PennDOT team continues to accomplish the amazing things that we do not just professionally, but personally.