What is a matching gift?
Every time you make a gift to Schreiner University your money could be matched, doubled, even tripled by your employer if the company participates in a matching gift program.
Former students and friends of Schreiner University have a great opportunity to enhance their giving through corporate matching gift programs. Your support will provide opportunities for students and enhance university programs, and all this can be done effortlessly simply by filling out a form from your employer. Just think of the impact your gift will have on Schreiner University students when multiplied!
Here are some facts:
- More than 7,500 companies offer matching gift programs to their employees.
- Some companies will double or even triple gifts made by employees.
- Schreiner received $48,915 in matching gifts last year.
Think of the opportunity you have to maximize your gift, which will go toward helping students fulfill their dreams of attaining a college education.
Is this new? Corporate matching gift programs began in 1954 when General Electric Company first introduced a program that would benefit nonprofit organizations. Colleges and universities became the first nonprofit organizations to benefit from this program. Today, thousands of companies nationwide participate in matching gift programs, helping their employees maximize their gifts to nonprofits.
Is this a huge commitment? Of course everyone’s financial situation is different, but a matching gift program is an excellent way to begin meeting your philanthropic goals. It is also a great way for you to enhance their charitable giving.
What do I need to do to get started? Matching a gift to Schreiner takes only three easy steps.
Step 1: Contact your employer’s human resources department to see if they offer a matching gifts program.
Step 2: Obtain a matching gift form from your human resources department.
Step 3: Complete the form and send it in with your next gift to Schreiner.
It’s that easy!
Not only can you match often, you can maximize your potential.
For additional information please contact:
Karen Davis Kilgore
Director of Development and Planned Giving Specialist