Governor LePage Thanks State Employees for Reaching an All-time High in Charitable Giving

December 15, 2017

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 15, 2017
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage thanked state employees for their generosity in donating to the Maine State Employees Combined Charitable Appeal (MSECCA). The 2018 goal was $420,000, and the state employees donated more than $558,000 in payroll deductions and one-time gifts, an all-time high.

Governor LePage stated, “2018 will be a safer, warmer, healthier and happier year for many in Maine and beyond, thanks to the generosity of Maine State Employees. I am pleased and proud that you have raised more than $558,000 for MSECCA this year, shattering the goal and making it the most successful MSECCA campaign ever.”

The amount is the total contributions as of close of business on December 14, the deadline for payroll deductions. Additional one-time donations may be made through the end of the calendar year.

“I also challenged our employees to give to hurricane relief and I would match those donations up to $50,000. Maine state employees not only met my $50,000 challenge, they exceeded it by nearly $10,000. This means more than $106,000 will be going to hurricane ravaged areas in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. Thank you for your outstanding generosity,” said the Governor.

He continued, “I thank all the agency coordinators and volunteers for their incredible work on this year’s campaign, and I especially commend Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt and his team at the Department of Transportation, who have done an exemplary job promoting this year’s MSECCA campaign and working with all employees to make it the most successful ever.”