SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA)
November 5, 2018
To: Members of the Downstate Community
From: Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP
Re: SEFA Contributions for 2018 - 2019
The State Employee Federated Appeal (SEFA) campaign provides an opportunity for you to give to numerous charities of your choice through a payroll deduction, a credit card or a one-time payment. State employees have generously supported charities through SEFA for more than 50 years with the Downstate community among its top supporters.
Here are examples of what $10 per pay period can do:
- Test 500 at-risk people for diabetes.
- Plant 20 trees to offset 20 tons of carbon dioxide emissions
- Vaccinate 50 homeless animals
- Provide four days of food for family that has lost their home in a disaster
In addition to the many options, we ask that you consider a donation to organizations
that support Downstate's mission, as well as student scholarships. These include:
51-00090 – Health Science Center at Brooklyn Foundation, Inc.
51-00021 – Children's Center at SUNY Brooklyn
To pledge online, go to www.sefanys.org. You can search charities, pledge via payroll or give through an e-check or credit card. You will need to enter your NYS EMPL ID (can be found on your payroll stub) to make a payroll pledge.
Please contact Althea Dinham, Co-Chair at x3973 for more information. If you need technical assistance with making your online pledge, please contact Sheila O'Connor at email@example.com
Thank you for being part of WE ARE SEFA: SEFA Campaign.