April 2, 2013

SUNY Empire State College Employees Give More Than $40,000

Lori McCaffrey looks on and Joe Boudreau reports on the annual SEFA campaign.

Lori McCaffrey looks on and Joe Boudreau reports on the annual SEFA campaign.

Employees of SUNY Empire State College donated more than $40,000 to charities through the annual State Employee Federated Appeal campaign.

“For Empire State College employees, SEFA presents a wonderful opportunity for us as a community to join together to help our neighbors,” said Meg Benke, acting president of the college. “Giving through SEFA helps our local charities and organizations now struggling to help those in need, especially in times of increased demand for dwindling resources. I am both proud and grateful to the Empire State College community for its generous support of local charities through the SEFA campaign.”

Benke also expressed appreciation to Lori McCaffrey, residency specialist at the college’s Northeast Center, who is stepping down after serving more than four years as SEFA co-chair for the college.

Sara Hull, information resources coordinator at the college’s Coordinating Center, will join Joe Boudreau, coordinator for special programs and student retention at the college’s Center for Distance Learning, as co-chair for next year’s campaign.

This year 217 college employees donated $43,098. Through SEFA, state employees provide funding to more than 4,000 health-care and human-service agencies.