Corporate Matching Gifts Can Increase Your Contribution
Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Baker University alumni, parents and friends to maximize personal contributions to the University and increase the impact of their gift. Many companies set aside philanthropic dollars for higher education and allocate those funds through matching gift programs. These programs allow employees, and sometimes retirees and directors, of the company to make a contribution to an institution, which is then matched by a corporate gift.
Matching levels vary from one company to another, but regardless of the match percentage, these gifts represent a significant source of support for Baker University. By taking advantage of a corporate matching gift, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of your contribution. For the purposes of tracking giving levels, your gift as well as your company's contribution are credited to your account so the benefits of reaching higher levels of giving add up fast. A matching gift from your company is valuable not only for what it does to enrich Baker's educational and student aid programs, but also for what it says about your company's commitment to education.
How Do I Make Sure My Gift to Baker Is Matched by My Company?
Each company has its own guidelines for employees, spouses, retirees and widows and widowers. Most corporate procedures are very simple:
- Request a matching funds form from your company.
- Complete and submit the form to Baker University along with your gift.
- Baker will verify the completed form and return it to the company.
- The company issues a matching gift contribution to Baker University.