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Thanks to our participants

Thank you to all that participated in this year’s United Way State Employee Charitable Campaign – Our Promise. As highlighted on their website, “Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work (formerly CSECC) was established in 1957 to provide a single charitable fund-raising drive in the State community. Our Promise offers California State employees the opportunity to utilize payroll deduction to support charitable organizations they feel passionate about. The California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board provides oversight of this campaign and the enabling regulations are found in the California Administrative Code.

Your participation is critical to the success of the program – and the response was great. We were truly touched by the number of forms that were returned. You are all wonderful and we appreciate all that you do.

To that end, as promised, we have a number of gifts to give to this year’s participants. Each winner was selected at random from the forms returned. And the winners are:

  • SL Hernandez, Facilities
  • ML Reid, SMART
  • JA Garrett, Dean of Students Office
  • TW Riggs, Facilities
  • MD Cabanilla, Information Systems

We wish there were more gifts to give to celebrate your support and compassion. Again, thank you for participating in this year’s campaign.

April Lee
Campaign Co-chair

Caroline Haskell
Campaign Co-chair

Download a copy of this letter.

Why Give?

CSUMB had a wonderful opportunity to host the United Way regional Kick-Off Breakfast on campus at the University Center Ballroom again this year, featuring those who have benefited from a United Way scholarship.

Last year our campus raised over $15,852 for non-profits in Monterey County and had a 11% participation rate – this ties with CSU Sacramento as the 4th highest participation rate in the CSU system, though we are the 4th smallest of the 23 campuses. This year we would like to raise $20,000 and have a 20% participation rate, but we can’t do it without your support and encouragement.

Should I designate the United Way of Monterey County or my own nonprofit(s)?

CSECC partners with the United Way to administer the state annual campaign.  The Donor Resource Guide provides details about the program and partnering orgranizations.  We each have the option of designating our gift go to either the United Way of Monterey County or our own favorite non-profit(s).

Designating the United Way

The United Way brings together a network of 37 certified partner agencies to address complex issues. Donations support all partner agencies and stay in the county. Help ensure that someone you may know gets the help they need, including:

  • 2-1-1 - responded to 19,883 calls for service generating 42,038 referrals.

  • Earn it! Keep it! $ave it! - a free tax preparation services resulting in $2 million of additional income county residents.

  • Family Wize Prescription Drug Program - discount program saved over $1 million to county residents (saved average of 34% per prescription).

  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program - provided $267,112 to help local families and individuals meet basic needs.

 List of LOCAL non-profits organizations supported by your donation:
• Alliance on Aging
• Boy Scouts, Monterey Bay Council
• Catholoic Charities
• Central Coast Center for Independent Living
• Central Coat HIV/AIDS Services
• Community Human Serivces
• Community Partnership for Youth
• Door to Hope
• Dorothy’s Place
• Food Bank of Monterey County
• Foster Grandparents Program
• Gateway Center
• Girls Scouts of the Central Coast
• Hope Services
• Housing resource Center of Monterey County
• Interim, Inc.
• Legal Services for Seniors
• Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula
• Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley
• Monterey County Rape Crisis Center
• Rancho Cielo Youth Campus
• Reading is Fundamental
• Restorative Justice Partners, Inc.
• Salvation Army Extension
• Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corp
• Second Chance Youth & Family Program
• Shelter Outreach Plus
• Suicide Prevention of the Central Coast
• Sunrise House
• Sun Street Centers
• Turning Poiint
• Voices for Children (CASA)
• YMCA Monterey Peninsula
• YMCS Salinas Community
• YMCA outh County
• YMCA Monterey County
Designate a specific nonprofit(s):

Do you support a local school, animal shelter or community services organization and want to make sure your donation goes directly to them? Would you like to make your donation to the Foundation of CSUMB. You can!

Find the organization name and code from the CSECC List of Non-Profits or write in the name and address of the organization in Item G of the pledge form.

A minimum of $5.00 per designated nonprofit per month is required for this option.

More Information & Links:

  • Minimum donation for new donors is $5.00 (one time or monthly).

  • Your social security number is required by the state controller's office in order to accurately (the SSN is your State ID) make the payroll deduction. All completed forms are handled to ensure that the confidentiality of your personal information is maintained at all times.

  • If you wish to cancel your donation at any time, please complete and mail a Cancel My Donation Letter to:

State Controller’s Office
PPSD Payroll Operations
Miscellaneous Deduction Unit
P.O. Box 942850
Sacramento, CA 94250-5878

  • If your deductions haven't stopped, even after sending the "Cancel My Donation Letter", please contact your payroll technician for help.

  • It is not possible to receive a refund from a payroll deduction. Please review the procedures for completing the pledge form carefully before turning it in.

Have more questions? Please contact your CSECC Department Coordinator or one of the CSUMB Coordinators (Caroline Haskell (x3989) or April Lee (x3532).

Please contact the State Donor Resource Line (888) TO-DO-GOOD (888-863-6466) for campaign related assistance including:

  • If your deductions haven't stopped, even after sending the "Cancel My Donation Letter," please contact your payroll technician for help.
  • Questions about unintentional payroll deductions. 


California State Employees Charitable Campaign (CSECC)

Pledge Form and list of Participating Organizations - (writeable form)

FAQ's (from State)