2016-2017 State Charitable Contributions Program Awards

Commissioner Christopher Nunn, Candi Jones, and Calvin Rhodes accepting the Commissioner’s Award on behalf of Georgia Technology Authority

The 2016-17 State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP) campaign had over 1300 participating charities with a wide variety of missions. On Wednesday, May 31, SCCP hosted it’s annual awards program to acknowledge 25 agencies and universities whose dedication to the campaign, helped exceed its fundraising goals.

Governor Nathan Deal, chairman of the 2016-17  campaign delivered a speech emphasizing the importance of the types of programs SCCP supports and how many of those programs supplement state government programs (such as programs for abused children, and those that provide books and/or other educational support services). “Education is the great equalizer,” stated Gov. Deal.

Through efforts of the State Charitable Contributions Program, state employees were able to make a difference in Georgia’s communities by pledging more than $1.4 million to participating charities.

Keynote speaker, Blythe Keeger Robinson, President and CEO of Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers stated, “Much of this work could not be done without the compassion and support of Georgia’s state employees.” She shared several success stories of kids who have  benefited from their program. Their program was founded to help working women with child care needs, and serves over 3600 children and their families every year. Sheltering Arms Early Education and Family Centers is just one of many programs that exemplifies the  initiative of State Charitable Contributions Program.

Compassion for Georgia’s local communities is constantly displayed through the fundraising efforts of state employees and the university system. Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016-2017 State Charitable Contributions Program Awards, and thank you for your service!

Click hereopens in new document for a full list of the SCCP Awards recipients. Also, learn more about how you can become involved with the State Charitable Contributions program by visiting www.gasccp.org

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