June 18, 2012
Donations for the Children's Miracle Network telethon were collected from Texas Tech, the Texas Tech University System and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
Texas Tech, System Administration and Health Sciences Center employees recently donated $17,620 through the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) to the Children’s Miracle Network telethon, a fundraising event for the University Medical Center’s Children Hospital. Texas Tech’s portion amounted to $14,675.
“The donations were collected from Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University System and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center employees through an annual workplace giving program, the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC), which runs from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31,” said David Abercia, the university and system’s SECC coordinator and executive associate to the president.
In 2011, Texas Tech was the second largest single fundraiser compared to other emerging research universities as well as Texas A&M University and the University of Texas. The university system as a whole had the second highest participation rate, along with the highest per capita gift.
“Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University System employees donated $456,000 of the $917,000 in SECC contributions from the Greater West Texas area, which includes Lubbock, Midland, Odessa and Abilene,” Abercia said.