RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) again joined efforts with North Carolina state employees in providing financial support for charities through the 2017 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC).  Pledges and donations from SECU employees totaled more than $101,000—a record annual amount!  Credit Union members provided additional support through the SECU Foundation by funding the cost of the SECC Giving Guide, which lists the more than 900 charitable organizations eligible to receive contributions.

“SECU’s 2017 participation in the State Employees Combined Campaign continues their long tradition of support for charities in North Carolina and beyond,” shared Laura Marx, 2017 SECC Campaign Team Lead.  “The culture of caring for local communities is evident each and every year, and we want to thank every SECU donor on behalf of the recipients of these donations.  We are also very fortunate to have support from the SECU Foundation.”

The SECC provides state personnel and government retirees with a convenient and trusted way to support causes that have the power to make a difference.  This year’s contributions added more than $3.6 million to SECC’s cumulative tally of over $103 million since the program’s inception 31 years ago.

Jimmy Goodrum, SECU Senior Vice President of Member Education and Outreach commented, “This year’s SECC contributions and pledges by SECU employees exceeded our expectations.  Their generosity is a true example of the credit union ‘People Helping People®’ philosophy put into action.  We’re proud to be part of this annual statewide event supported by fellow North Carolinians who raise millions of dollars for community services provided by local non-profits.”

About SECU
A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for over 80 years.  The Credit Union also offers a diversified line of financial advisory services including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trust and estate planning services, and investments through its partners and affiliated entities.  SECU serves 2.2 million members through 262 branch offices, nearly 1,100 ATMs, 24/7 Member Services via phone and a website, www.ncsecu.org.

Contact:  Leigh Brady, EVP – Organizational Development
Office:  919-807-8347 | leigh.brady@ncsecu.org