csec: General Information

General Information

THE CONNECTICUT STATE EMPLOYEES’ CAMPAIGN FOR CHARITABLE GIVING (CSEC) is the once a year opportunity for Connecticut State Employees to contribute to non-profit charities at the workplace. Through the CSEC you can make a single gift to help people locally, throughout the nation, and around the world. The contributions made by you and your fellow employees make possible a wide range of vital services: shelter for the homeless, protection of the environment, research for cures of diseases, care for both children and seniors. These are only a fraction of the services provided by the nearly 700 charities listed on this website.

Keep this Directory!
This directory is designed to act as a reference for you, if you need to locate a service, are looking for volunteer opportunities or need a question answered. The hundreds of listings in this directory include health, social action, human service, educational service, arts and environmental organizations.

2015 Directory of Charitable Organizations   Follow this hyperlink.

          Then to find your favorite charity or cause, press Ctrl F and type your search
          in the FIND box.  

2014 Combined Pledge Card

Principal Combined Fundraising Organization (PCFO)  

Community Health Charities

Jan Gwudz, Director - 860-402-8430
Joyce LeBaron, Coordinator - 860-595-7775

Connecticut State Employees' Campaign
35 Cold Spring Rd, Suite 412, Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067
24 Stott Avenue, Norwich, Connecticut 06360

If you have any questions, concerns, comments, etc. about the CSEC please contact the Campaign Help Lines at 860-402-8430 or 860-887-5288, or by fax: 860-859-4156.

E-mail address: jan.gwudz@ct.gov jlebaron@healthcharities.org

Last Year's Results
Thanks to you, $1,389,888.24 was raised in 2014.

Voluntary Participation
Your participation in this campaign is completely voluntary. If you feel that you have been unduly pressured or coerced to participate in this campaign, please contact the Campaign Helplines 860-402-8430 or 860-887-5288 for assistance.

CSEC Administration
The operation of the CSEC is overseen by a group of State Employees who are appointed to serve on the State Employees' Campaign Committee Community Health Charities of New England has been selected by the campaign committee to act as the Principal Combined Fundraising Organization, PCFO, (pursuant to PA 93-182) for this charitable drive. Functions of the PCFO include: development of communication materials, coordination of training programs, management of local community campaigns, reporting/distributing of campaign proceeds and supporting the effort of hundreds of volunteers throughout the state who make this drive possible.

Campaign Dates
Although the campaign runs from September 8 to December 4, late pledges are always accepted.

All gifts will be forwarded as specified by you after a deduction for administrative costs. Contact the CSEC for more information: 860-402-8430 or 860-887-5288.

View the CSEC on the Web
E-mail the campaign director with your thoughts and suggestions.  We look forward to hearing from you.

You have the option of designating all or a portion of your contribution to one or more charitable agencies listed in this directory. If you do not wish to designate your gift it will be distributed to each federation based on their overall percentage of designated gifts. All gifts will be forwarded as specified by you after a deduction for administrative costs. In the event the agency you designate to is not a part of the CSEC, or if your designation is incomplete or illegible, we will make every reasonable effort to contact you. If we are unable to reach you, your gift will be distributed among participating federations.  Each charitable organization listed in this directory has gone through a rigorous screening process by the CSEC committee. Since the campaign is governed by State Regulations 5-262, only those charities that meet the requirements specified in the regulations, and are approved by the campaign committee, are eligible to receive contributions made through the CSEC. The CSEC is unable to accept donations designated to other charities not listed in this directory.

The campaign has two methods for which a pledge can be made. The easiest method is payroll deduction of which $1 per pay period is the minimum contribution. The second option is a one-time gift in the form of cash or a check. Unfortunately, a one-time payroll deduction pledge is not possible through this campaign.

About the Entries in this Directory
All of the federations and their agencies listed in this directory have gone through a rigorous application review process based on regulations governing the operation of this campaign. Percentages listed after each organization's description represent the annual fundraising and administrative costs as a percentage of total income. Please visit the website www.guidestar.org for financial information on the participating federations and charities.

Organizations with an administrative percentage over 25% are not accepted to this campaign unless they have adequately demonstrated that they are taking the necessary steps to bring these expenses below 25%, as is the case with agencies that have an (*) after their percentage. The CSEC committee has given these agencies a one-year extension to bring their administrative cost to below 25%.
If you wish to receive an ackowledgement from the charit(ies) to whom you designated, please check the appropriate box on the pledge card. Please note: the charity(ies) will receive notification of the amount of your gift.

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Leave A Legacy Connecticut

Leave something in your will for a cause that is important to you. Leave a Legacy to any of the almost 700 charitable organizations listed in this directory. A statewide collaboration of nonprofit organizations, grant makers, professional advisors and other community leaders, Leave a Legacy Connecticut was established to promote public interest in charitable giving. If you have a financial planner, lawyer, accountant or insurance agent, they can help you get started. If you need assistance in finding a professional advisor, contact Infoline at 211.

Donate Wisely

For tips on donating wisely, follow this hyperlink.

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