During the annual campaign, state employees have the opportunity to make contributions to the charity or charities of their choice via an online pledge card (or a paper version requested from their agency coordinator). Through payroll deductions, employees may divide the annual contribution into smaller amounts which are deducted each pay period during the coming calendar year. While payroll deduction is the preferred method, contributions may also be made by check or money order. The pledge card filled out authorizing payroll deductions will be in effect until the end of the year or until revoked by you in writing, or you can opt in to a “continuous pledge” option where your donation is rolled over each year until revoked by you in writing.
All donations, large or small, are welcomed and greatly appreciated! Fifty cents (.50) per pay period to each charity designated is the minimum contribution if you choose payroll deduction. We encourage you to consider the many needs in your community and make the most generous gift possible.
Yes! You are encouraged to choose those charitable organizations you want to benefit from your contribution. More than 600 approved charitable organizations are participating in the MSECC this year.
There is no limit to how many charities you can donate to. The online pledge card will allow you to add as many charities as you wish. If you request a paper pledge card, it has a space for you to designate contributions to up to eight charities. If you wish to designate to more than eight charities, you may complete a second paper pledge card.
Detailed information about all participating charitable organizations can be found under the charities section of this website. Should you choose not to designate to specific charities, your contribution will be allocated to all charitable organizations in your region.
A federation is an umbrella organization representing a group of non-profit charitable organizations known as their partner charities. Federations work to make it more efficient for a non-profit organization to work with the community by supplying cost-effective common fundraising, administrative and other services to its partner charities. Local United Ways, Community Health Charities, and Earth Share of Missouri are examples of Missouri-based federations. Other federations are made up of national and International partner charity organizations such as America’s Charities, Global Impact and Neighbor to Nation.
You may choose to donate to the federation directly, benefiting all partner charities affiliated with that federation, or you may donate to a specific partner charity.
Whether or not an organization is affiliated with a federation is noted in each organization’s full description in the charities section of this web site.
Some charities (American Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts) have several different charity code numbers. From the charities section on the web-site, click on the charity name, if the charity is a partner charity of a federation, the name of the federation will be listed in the “ federation lead organization” section (specific United Way, Earth Share etc.). Independent charities are not affiliated with a federation.
With a contribution of $5 or more per pay period (at least $120 per year), employees may become Century Club Plus members. Employees wishing to be recognized for their contribution of $120 or more per year must check the appropriate box on their pledge card. At the conclusion of the annual campaign, the MSECC will acknowledge the Century Club Plus members who indicated they wish to be recognized.
Employees who want their name released to the charities they support must authorize the MSECC to provide their name and home address to the charities by checking the appropriate box on their pledge card. If the charity is a partner charity of a federation, it is the federation’s responsibility to inform partner charities of donor information.
Any charitable organization providing direct human health and welfare services, including those that deal with the environment, wildlife or habitat conservation may participate in the campaign provided it meets the following requirements:
Charitable organizations wishing to participate in the MSECC must apply for admission every two years. The application can be found on this website ( see application) and must be completed and submitted to the MSECC office by the established deadline. The application and required supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine eligibility.
The MSECC is a self-supporting fund raising effort which is authorized by state statute (Sec. 33.103, RSMo). All expenses associated with the campaign are paid from the proceeds of the campaign. There are no public monies used in direct support of MSECC, although the Office of Administration does operate and maintain the payroll deduction system. The campaign’s administrative cost percentage varies from year to year; however the average cost for the last five years is less than 10%. The MSECC is among the most cost-efficient fundraising mechanisms available to support charitable work.
Your MSECC contribution is taken out after taxes and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You can use your end of the year pay stub to show the yearly contribution made to the MSECC for tax purposes. Your pledge card only shows the amount pledged – therefore is not sufficient documentation for tax purposes.