Get Involved / Employer Matching
Matching gifts are a type of giving program that is set up by companies and corporations as an employee benefit. After an employee donates to a nonprofit, they can submit a matching gift request to their employer and the company will make an additional donation to that nonprofit.
As many as one in ten corporations and educational institutions offer Matching Gift programs for their employees. Does your place of employment?
By taking advantage of this benefit, you can double — and in some cases triple — the value of your contribution!
How does it work?
First, find out if your company or school offers a matching gift program by checking with the Human Resources or Payroll Departments, checking your company's website, or entering your organization's name below. If a program is offered, find out the specifics about donation guidelines, eligible charities, and how to sign up for the process. Companies may have different guidelines for employees and retirees, spouses, and their survivors.
Once you’re enrolled, tell your company that you’d like it to match every donation you make to Shepherds College. Procedures vary, but usually involve simply making a personal gift to Shepherds College, then sending our Advancement Department the paperwork required by your company to make a match (this form is usually available in hard and/or digital form). Shepherds College will verify the donation and complete the match form; the company then issues a matching gift contribution to Shepherds College.
Employee matching gift programs are a great way to maximize your personal contributions to Shepherds College and increase your gift’s impact on the lives of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are happy to help you with this process. If you have questions, please contact Alicia Miklavicic-Franz, Corporate & Community Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-864-2527.