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About SEFA



What is SEFA?

SEFA is the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) — a charitable solicitation of New York state employees conducted under the authority of State Finance Law § 201-1. State employees may give to any of the charitable organizations that participate in SEFA and may at any time revoke or modify a contribution made through payroll deduction by providing a written request to the employee's payroll office.

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A letter about SEFA from President Harvey Stenger
(see his SEFA video)


November 2012

Dear University Community,

We're midway through the annual State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) and I want to remind you that every donation, no matter what size, will have a positive impact on our community and help those who are less fortunate.

Though our region was spared from the recent storm, it caused extensive damage in many areas of New York and nearby states. I encourage you to refer to the list of agencies included with your pledge information and consider a contribution, perhaps to an organization that can provide direct services to those who lost property and homes to the hurricane.

I also remind you that each person who contributes $78 or more to the campaign by Dec. 1 — just $3 a paycheck — will be eligible for a drawing of gift certificates valued at $50, donated by the University.

SEFA contributions may be made by check or through payroll deduction. For more information, or if you need another set of SEFA forms, please contact Martha Gahring at or see the information below.

With your help, I am confident that we will surpass our 2012 goal of $60,000 by Dec. 1. I appreciate your help and support in making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. Please give generously to this worthy cause.

Thank you,

Harvey Stenger


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Supporting SEFA

Binghamton University faculty and staff can support SEFA by making a donation via check or payroll deduction to the 2012 SEFA campaign.


For $10 per pay period, you can support one of the following:

For $5, you can support one of the following:

For $3, you can support one of the following:

For $1, you can support one of the following:

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Completing your pledge form

Complete all three sections of the form. There is no need to fill in your Social Security Number. Send the completed top and middle sections with your donation or payroll deduction in the envelope provided. Retain the bottom portion for your records.

To donate by payroll deduction

You can donate through payroll deduction online at or by following these directions:

On the top section of the form:

On the middle section of the form:

To donate by check

On the top section of the form:

On the middle section of the form:

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For more information, contact Martha Gahring at or Cornelia Mead at or 777-4783.

Send donations and payroll deduction forms to Cornelia Mead, Student Affairs, AD-420.

A Local SEFA Committee of state employees coordinates the campaign for Broome, Chenango and Tioga county employees. For more information on SEFA, visit

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Last Updated: 11/29/12