Lake Area United Way is proud to partner with the State of Oklahoma as the administrator of the State Charitable Campaign (SCC) in Muskogee, Cherokee, Adair and Sequoyah Counties. The SCC is an efficient, accountable way for state employees to contribute to charities at the workplace. Every year, state employees have the opportunity to designate funds to one or more charities at the workplace through the state campaign, governed by a board of directors made up of state employees. Funds designated help support hundreds of charities that have met the criteria as set forth by the state of Oklahoma.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE OKLAHOMA STATE CHARITABLE CAMPAIGN?
The Oklahoma State Charitable Campaign (SCC) is an annual, unified fundraising effort that provides state employees with the opportunity to make donations to their favorite charitable organizations through the convenience of payroll deduction or one-time gifts. The SCC is governed by the Oversight Committee for State Employee Charitable Contributions (OCSECC), which is comprised of seven state employee appointees.
HOW DO I GIVE?
During the annual campaign, all state employees have the opportunity to make charitable contributions via a provided pledge card. All donations, large or small, are welcome and greatly appreciated. We encourage you to consider the many needs in your community and make the most generous gift possible. Through payroll deductions, employees may divide the annual contribution into smaller, regular amounts which are deducted each pay period during the coming calendar year. One dollar per pay period is the minimum deduction for payroll deductions. While payroll deduction is the preferred method, contributions may also be made by check or cash.
WHO CAN I GIVE TO?
This charity guide lists all the eligible charitable federations and their member charities. Through the SCC you may designate your gift to federations or member charities by indicating choices on the pledge card. Each federation and charity is listed separately, with an assigned four-digit charity code (e.g. 1234) that must be used when making a selection to ensure that your contribution reaches the charity or charities you wish to support.
To support a federation and have your gift shared among all of its charities, choose the federation code as it appears preceding the federation name and description. To support an individual charity within a federation, select that charity’s code as it appears preceding the charity name and description. Pledge cards returned with donation but without charity code numbers will be counted as undesignated donations.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE UNDESIGNATED DONATIONS?
According to Oklahoma Statutes, undesignated money shall be distributed in the same proportion as designated dollars within the state of Oklahoma.
WHAT IS THE ADMINISTRATIVE RATE FOR THE SCC?
Administrative costs for the 2016 campaign were 10 percent of funds received. These funds provide for campaign materials creation and printing, postage and supplies, Loaned Executive support, coordinator training, campaign recognition and professional staff. All federations share in the administrative costs proportionate to their designations in the campaign.
HOW DO I CONNECT WITH THE CHARITIES?
Throughout the charity guide, you will find the charities’ websites and Twitter names. Most member charities can be found with a simple Google search.