Governor LePage Thanks State Employees for Reaching a Second-consecutive All-time High in Charitable Giving

December 19, 2018

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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). State employees raised more than $666,000 for this year's campaign, beating last-year's all-time high. Donors met the $505,000 goal and surpassed it with an additional $161,000.

Governor LePage stated, "Thanks to the generosity of Maine State Employees, many hundreds and thousands of lives will be touched in 2019. I am pleased and proud that you have raised more than $666,000 for MSECCA this year, making it the most successful MSECCA campaign ever for the second year in a row. Maine State Employees give in so many ways, with MSECCA being just one, but a very important one. Thank you. I have been proud to be your Governor."

The amount is the total contributions as of close of business on December 12, the deadline for payroll deductions. Additional one-time donations may be made through the end of the calendar year.

The Governor continued, "I thank all the agency coordinators and volunteers for their dedication to this year's campaign, and I especially commend Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt and his team at the Department of Transportation, who have done another fantastic job promoting this year's MSECCA campaign and working with all employees to make it the most successful ever."