What is the MCC?

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 700 charities participate in the campaign.

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 United Way of Central Maryland serves as the Operating Agency. It provides professional staff support in all areas of the campaign; prints collateral material; processes pledge cards; trains the State's Loaned Executives; and demonstrates accountability in the fiscal management of State employee contributions.

The Governor Chairs and Lt. Governor Co-Chairs the campaign. Each year, the Governor appoints a State cabinet member to serve as Assistant Chairperson. The Assistant Chairperson establishes the campaign structure; establishes campaign goals; monitors campaign progress and troubleshoots when necessary; evaluates campaign methodologies and assists in building the subsequent years' campaigns. This year's Assistant virperson is Dominick E. Murray, Secretary of Department of Business and Econimic Development.  The Assistant Vice Chair is Gloria G. Lawlah, Secretary of Maryland Department of Aging.