United Way Honors State Employees at FSECC Celebration

By: Unted Way of the Big Bend Press Release
By: Unted Way of the Big Bend Press Release

Tallahassee, FL - Enthusiasm filled the room as state employees gathered to be recognized for their outstanding efforts during the 2010 Florida State Employees’ Charitable Campaign (FSECC) Celebration today at the Doyle Conner Building.

A room full of smiles accompanied the applause of attendees as the FSEC Campaign total of $1,757,733 was announced, illustrating the significance of the contributions made by state employees in the Big Bend.

“This year marks the 31st year of the Florida State Employees' Charitable Campaign, which we called ‘We Give Because,’” said former Commissioner Charles H. Bronson. “I was honored to serve as the 2010 Big Bend FSECC chair. “The FSECC gives us all an opportunity to give back to our communities and help those who are less fortunate or are facing an unexpected crisis. I give because I believe in helping others.”

Through the tireless work of so many coordinators, teams, agency heads, and steering-committee members, the money raised from the campaign will support hundreds of local, state, national, and international charitable organizations.

“This year state employees in the Big Bend have again shown that even through tough economic circumstances, they care about ensuring that this community thrives,” said Cindy Quincey, FSECC director. “This is a testament to not only how great our state workers are, but how great the Big Bend community has become because of them.”

State employees celebrated their campaign with refreshments, entertainment, and support from several state-agency dignitaries. The Big Bend FSECC Local Steering Committee and United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB), which is the fiscal agent for the FSECC in the Big Bend, presented special awards to state agencies for their employees’ contributions.

Other notable facts about the 2010 FSEC Campaign include:
• State employees reached an average of $60 per capital
• 6 agencies increased their campaign from last year
• 10 agencies met or exceeded 100 percent of goal
• 10 agencies exceeded $100 or more per capita
• 11 agencies had 10 leadership givers or more
• 417 Leadership Givers in the Big Bend

Total dollars raised from each department include:
Administrative Hearings $19,524, Agriculture & Consumer Services $60,997, Attorney General $50,452, Auditor General $22,690, Business & Professional Regulation $25,458, Children & Families $192,082, Community Affairs $12,907, Corrections $93,511, DFS- Department of Financial Services $91,336, DFS- Office of Financial Regulation $21,475, DFS- Office of Insurance Regulation $14,632, Emergency Management $10,871, Education $135,142, Elder Affairs $20,445, Environmental Protection $141,992, Executive Office of the Governor $7,211, First District Court of Appeal $5,258, Fish & Wildlife Conservation $41,227, Guardian Ad Litem $260, Health $135,328, Health Care Administration $60,400, Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles $75,420, House of Representatives $7,907, Justice Administrative Commission $1,179, Juvenile Justice $21,797, Law Enforcement $25,851, Legislative Services $16,545, Lottery $12,966, Management Services $38,304, OPPAGA $15,914, Parole & Probation $4,377, Persons with Disabilities $13,217, Public Defender $8,570, Public Service Commission $26,870, Retirees $14,756, Revenue $97,736, Second Judicial Circuit Court $4,351, Senate $5,483, State $17,262, State Attorney $12,928, State Board of Administration $22,480, Supreme Court $11,258, Transportation $89,860, Veterans Affairs $2,817, and Workforce Innovation $46,686.

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  • by State Employee on Mar 12, 2011 at 01:12 PM
    @Charity funded by Florida Citizen TaxPayer money: What I do with my paycheck is none of your business- just like it is not your customers' business what you spend yours on. What else do you think I shouldn't be allowed to use my salary for? I don't donate to United Way because I can't afford to give to any charity but I deeply resent your comment. I also pay taxes and you don't own me because I am a public sector employee any more than your customers own you. How arrogant!
  • by Retired State Employee on Mar 12, 2011 at 06:31 AM
    Looking at the listing of "charities" one can see listings such as Planned Parenthood, ACLU, and so many other organizations I would never support. The bosses would always push for 100 % participation and would counter with the argument that the employee could choose to support favorite charities. I never gave any because I'd rather give to Church and to individual charities. It also was ridiculous when high level executives went out and did charity car washes in the state agency parkng lots. Allowing a $90K to $100K executive to wash cars during working hours to get a few dollars per car wash from employees is a waste of government resources.
  • by pro life Location: TLH on Mar 11, 2011 at 05:41 PM
    I don't give to United Way because they support Planned Parenthood that aborts millions of babies every year. Make sure you know where your money goes before you give.
  • by off course on Mar 11, 2011 at 04:36 PM
    At the (former) Dept of Insurance, they "strongly encouraged" employees to attend the United Way meetings and if you did not they chided you in front of others.
  • by Charity funded by Florida Citizen TaxPayer money Location: Florida on Mar 11, 2011 at 02:38 PM
    Let's congradulate ourselves as Florida Taxpayers Citizens for giving mega bucks to big special interest United Way Big Bend charity through OUR tax contributions that pays State of Florida employeee salaries. Hip Hip HooRay! Hip Hip HooRay!!
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