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State Employees Federated Appeal

The State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) offers state employees the opportunity to give to a local, national or international charity of their choice through the ease of payroll deduction. SEFA is the only authorized fundraising campaign for state employees approved by the Office of General Services, and is managed locally by United Way of Long Island.

Where Does Your Money Go?
In 2012, Long Island SEFA raised more than $259,958.17 for local, statewide, national and international charities. Annually, 85 percent of your contribution goes directly to the agency of your choice. Fifteen percent is used for administration costs.

Make an Impact on Your Community
By donating to SEFA, you make a lasting impact on your community. Designation of your gift is encouraged so you can control how your dollars are invested. To designate all or a portion of your gift to one or more of the listed organizations, simply indicate the number of agency on your SEFA pledge form listed in the
online directory. You can designate local Long Island agencies, to any state (New York), national or international agency or to a federation. SEFA encompasses more than 450 charitable organizations and eight federations such as United Way of Long Island, America's Charities, Earth Share of New York, Community Health Charities of NY, Independent Charities of America, Neighbor to Nation, Global Impact, Community Works of NYS, Inc.

For more information, contact Millie Lucas, Long Island SEFA director, at or 631.940.3732. Visit for more information.

SEFA Committee 2012-2013

Nicholas LaMorte
CSEA Long Island Region                    

Vice Chair
Barbara Chernow
Senior Vice President for Administration
Stony Brook

Rutha Bush
NYS LI Development Disabilities Services Offices

Kim Malito
NYS Department of Motor Vehicles,

Gerry Dolan
United Way of Long Island

Regina Hendrix
America's Charities

Mary D'Antonio
The College at Old Westbury, SUNY

Tom DeCoursey
Global Impact

Rhea Hitter
NYS Department of Transportation

Dr. Judy Pietropiento
PPC Building 82

Elaine Campbell
Nassau County Courts

Kevin Ray
Glen Cove Court

Jessica Kunis
Senior Program Coordinator for
Senior Vice President for Administration
Stony Brook