Intent on honoring the man who began Our Promise (formerly
California State Employees Charitable Campaign or CSEECC), we
wandered the halls of the California State Archives in search of
the ghost of Our Promise past. With hope and determination, and a
little dusting off of the old record books, of course, we were
able to re-discover the man who started it all. A man with a long
history of charity and community action and involvement. A man by
the name of Augustus F. Hawkins.