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Matching Gifts

Did you know you may be able to double or even triple your charitable donation to Mid-America without any additional cost to you? Many corporations encourage their employees to engage in charitable giving to non-profit organizations through a matching gift program. These programs are part of corporate charitable giving initiatives that not only encourage employee participation in charitable giving but also extend the reach of the corporation’s charitable giving.

Corporate Matching Gift Program

The most common type of corporate matching gift program involves a charitable gift to Mid-America and your employer will match that gift. You are generally required to obtain a matching gift form from your company’s Human Resources Department. Most companies have a number of eligibility requirements so make sure you meet those requirements. If you work for a company that has international operations and you work abroad, you will probably still be eligible to participate. If you are retired you might be surprised to know that the company you worked for may still match your charitable gift even in retirement. Contact the company to find out if you qualify.

If you are not sure if your company has a matching gift program, start by contacting the Human Resources Department. Mid-America may also be able to tell you if your company has a matching gift program. You can email the Vice-President of Advancement, Mike Deckinga, at, or call him at 219-864-2400.