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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