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Matching Gifts Can Double Your Donation

December 1, 2006 in Philanthropy

You may not be aware of it, but the company you work for may match your gift to the College of Education and Human Development. Matching gift programs are a wonderful way for you to maximize the impact of your donation. Some companies will match employee gifts one-to-one or as much as five-to-one!
For example, someone working for a company that provides a one-to-one match could turn a $500 donation into a $1,000 gift. The person will be recognized at the university”s 1798 level. The 1798 Society is a prestigious annual giving club whose members set an exemplary standard of giving and encourage the participation of others in advancing U of L”s educational mission.
To find out if your company will match gifts, visit our Matching Gift web site at, or, contact your company”s human resources department to obtain a matching gift form. Return the completed form along with your gift to the Office of University Advancement.