The Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC) is a workplace charitable giving program that offers State employees the opportunity to contribute to charities using the convenience of payroll deduction. Currently nearly 900 charities participate in the campaign.
In 2015, MCC’s employee donors raised $3.1 million. That collective generosity directly impacted the public health, safety, and welfare of Marylanders by providing, food, shelter, healthcare, mental health services, services to the poor, homeless, and those suffering from addiction, in addition to supporting the arts, faith-based initiatives, and much more.
Our goal this year is to reach $3.3 million.
An Executive Order signed by the Governor dictates how the MCC is to be handled. The campaign is administered by the Office of the Secretary of State. Duties of the Secretary of State’s office include reviewing and approving the applications submitted by charities wishing to receive funds from the MCC; approving the operating budget of the campaign; and monitoring the Operating Agency that is responsible for managing the campaign.
The Governor chairs and Lt. Governor co-chairs the campaign. Each year, the Governor appoints a State cabinet member to serve as Assistant Chair(s).
America’s Charities, which inspires employees and organizations to support the causes they care about, has partnered with the State of Maryland to help design and facilitate the 2016 charitable contribution campaign.