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Employer Matching Gifts

Multiply your Impact - Many employers will match gifts made to Anderson University

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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. Currently, more than 7,500 parent companies, subsidiaries, and divisions in the US and Canada have a corporate matching gift program.

What does this mean to you? It means the impact you make can be multiplied for AU students!

Do I qualify for the Employer Matching Gift Program?

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

  1. You can visit our make a gift page to search for your employer. Simply start typing your company’s name where it says “Select your employer.” If your company is on the matching list, their name will appear. You can then fill out the rest of the form to make your gift, and you will receive an email with further instructions. If your company is not on the list, your results will read “No matches found.”
  2. You can check with your company’s personnel or human resource department. It has been our experience that the staff in these departments are well versed in these matters.
  3. You can email Jennifer Steiner in Advancement Services to inquire if your company participates in the Employer Matching Gift Program.

How do I help AU secure the Employer Matching Gift?

If you make your gift online, you will receive an email with further instructions. Matching gifts companies have forms that you must complete after you make your gift. Most companies have those available through their personnel or human resource departments. Complete this form and send it to Anderson University, ATTN: Jennifer Steiner. We will verify receipt of your gift and complete the process with your company.

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 by a matching gift company. 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, we suggest you contact the HR or personnel department at your company for more details.

Can someone contact me with more information?

Yes. We would be delighted to discuss your situation with you. You may call us at 1 (800) 421-1025 about Employer Matching Gifts, or email Jennifer Steiner.