Employer Matching Gifts

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Employer Matching Gifts

Double your dollars - Many employers will match gifts made to Anderson University

What is the Employer Matching Gift Program?

Many employers have joined the ever-growing list of companies that will match the gifts employees and their spouses make to an accredited college or university. Some companies will match the gift one-to-one, and some will double-match or even triple-match your gift. We refer to this type of gift as an Employer Matching Gift.

What does this mean to you? It means the gift you make to our students may at least double in its impact on students.

Do I qualify for the Employer Matching Gift Program?

It is easy to find out if your employer or your spouse’s employer is included among companies who participate in this program. Here are three ways to learn this information:

  1. You may email jlsteiner@anderson.edu in the Development Office to send you a brochure which lists all of the companies that are participating in the Employer Matching Gift Program.
  2. You may check with your company’s personnel or human resource department. It has been our experience that the staff in these departments are very versed in these matters. They will help you learn if your gift will be eligible for match, and will be able to provide you with matching gift forms for your company.

How do I help AU secure the Employer Matching Gift funds?

Matching gifts companies have forms that you must complete after you make your gift to Anderson University. Currently, more than 7,500 parent companies, subsidiaries, and divisions in the US and Canada have a corporate matching gift program. In most cases, you can obtain the appropriate form from the personnel or human resource department of your employer. Complete the form, sign it and mail it to our Development Office. We will document the receipt of your gift to us on this same form. The now completed form will be mailed back to the corporation. Congratulations. Because of the extra effort you made, your gift will be at least doubled!

Is any gift I make to Anderson University eligible for match by a matching gifts company?

Almost all gifts made to Anderson University would be eligible for match. However, some companies do have rules guiding what kind of gift they will match. For instance, some companies will not match gifts that are given by the donor for restricted purposes.

If you are thinking of making a gift and are uncertain of your company's rules, why not contact them or us beforehand. One of us can help you make your gift in a manner that will ensure its match by your employer.

How do I help AU secure the Employer Matching Gift funds?

First, you must make an "eligible" gift to Anderson University. Then you must secure a matching gifts form from your company. Most companies have those available through their personnel or human resource departments. Complete and sign the form, then mail it to the Development Office of Anderson University. We will document our receipt of the gift and forward it back to your company. Generally, this is all it takes. For a little extra effort you will have at least doubled your gift to AU!

Can someone contact me with more information?

Yes. We would be delighted to send you a "Corporate Matching Gifts" brochure or discuss your situation with you. You may call us at 1 (800) 421-1025 asking for a brochure about Employer Matching Gifts.