Capital Area

Capital Area SECC

capital area secc map


The State Employees Charitable Campaign provides State of Texas employees with the most efficient and consistent pathway possible for charitable giving, payroll deduction. Employees can contribute to nearly 1,000 charities which support the communities in which they live, work, volunteer and raise their families.

Thanks to the generosity of state employees, the 2021 Capital Area campaign raised $1.18 million.


The State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) Capital Area Local Employee Committee is accepting applications from charities interested in serving throughout 2023 as Local Campaign Manager for the Capital Area SECC. 

Note: This application is different than the one that will be posted for any charity wanting to participate as a potential beneficiary of state, higher education, or retired employee donations. A charity serving as a SECC Local Campaign Manager, helps manage the day-to-day operations of the campaign throughout the year.

Contact Capital Area LEC Chair Kara Hester at for more information or a 2023 Local Campaign Manager application packet. Applications may be emailed to and must be received no later than Friday, January 20th, 5:00 PM. 


We Have One-Time Credit/Debit Donations!

We accept one-time credit/debit donations using Giving Nexus. This is an excellent alternative to cash and checks for special events. How to Make One-Time Credit Debit Payments



Quick Links & Downloads


Pledge Forms  

Giving Nexus (Online Authorization/Pledge Form)

2022 Digital Authorization/Pledge Forms (PDF)

How to Make One-Time Credit/Debit Payments

How to Make an Online Pledge

How to Make an Offline Pledge

Charity Information  

2022 Searchable Charity Directory

2022 Charity Directory 

2022 Mini Charity Directory

Charity Promotion Videos

Charity Speaker Request Form

Charity Fair Request Form

More Help  

Email Templates and Talking Points

SECC Campaign Coordinators Facebook Group

Click here for resources including coordinator's guide, posters, virtual meeting backgrounds, and more




Graphics For Your Campaign

  I am Texas Strong SECC graphic together we care secc graphic

       Click the image to download




Ambassador Training

with Kara Hester, 2022 Chair

The Role of The Ambassador
with Kara Hester, Office of the Attorney General
and Carla Lawrence, Department of Public Safety

The Authorization/Pledge Form
with Emma Cravey, EarthShare Texas & Local Campaign Director

2022 Digital Authorization/Pledge Form (PDF)

Virtual Events
with Barbara Turcotte, DSHS - Business Support and Planning

Working with Charities in the Digital Environment
with Emma Cravey, EarthShare Texas & Local Campaign Director

Capital Area SECC Charity Speaker Request Form
SECC Charity Fair Request Form

How to Handle Money & Paper Pledge Forms
with Emma Cravey, EarthShare Texas & Local Campaign Director

How to Make an Online Pledge
with Greg Bennett, United Ways of Texas & State Campaign Manager

Giving Nexus


The Local Employee Committee

State employees volunteer to provide oversight throughout the campaign.

Kara Hester, 2022 Co-Chair
Office of the Attorney General - Child Support

Carla Lawrence, 2022 Co-Chair
Department of Public Safety

Maria Moreno
Texas Medical Board

Nichole Saunders
Department of State Health Services

Jessica Crabtree
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Allison Ayeni
Texas Military Department

Barbara Turcotte
Department of State Health Services


Local Campaign Managers

Emma Cravey, Local Campaign Director
EarthShare Texas

Francoise Van Keuren, Executive Director
EarthShare Texas



Capital Area SECC Contact

Emma Cravey -