State employees donated more than $1.1 million in annual Charitable Campaign; nearly $30 million has been donated in 32-year campaign history

“Light the Flame of Hope” campaign exceeds $1.1 million for the first time since 2009
December 13, 2016

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Office of Administration today announced that this year’s Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign (MSECC) exceeded donations of $1 million for the 13th consecutive year, with more than $1,102,545.00 donated to 895 Missouri charities. During the past 32 years, state employees have donated over $29.5 million to the annual campaign.

“Once again, I am so impressed by our state employees and their families for their generosity shown through the Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign,” said Office of Administration Commissioner Doug Nelson. “To think that nearly $30 million has been donated to organizations across the state is truly humbling, and I am incredibly proud of the impact this campaign has made on Missourians in need.”

The MSECC is an annual fundraising effort organized by the Office of Administration that provides state employees and retirees with the opportunity to make donations to their favorite charitable organizations through the convenience of payroll deduction or one-time gifts. The State of Missouri has a history of philanthropy and a spirit of service. Since the inception of the annual campaign, state employees have donated more than $29.5 million to charities statewide. Donations have exceeded $1 million in 16 of the 32 years.

For more information on the Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign, visit www.msecc.mo.gov.