Matching Gifts: Double Your Funds Raised! Matching Gifts can be a great way to double or even triple your funds raised and will help the American Diabetes Association STOP diabetes! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Your company may match your donation as well as donations made by your co-workers if they also apply for matching gifts. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses! Don’t forget to encourage your donors to ask their companies about matching gifts, too! STEP 1: Contact your Human Resource or Benefits Department to find out if your company has a company Matching Gift Program. Learn how your company’s Matching Gift Program works. Do they match gifts made to health organizations? Does your company require a minimum donation amount? Will they match 1:1? You can turn a $25 donation into $50! Find out how your company wants you to submit your matching gift. Companies have various methods by which you can submit your matching gift request: online forms, automated phone systems, or a paper form that you submit to the American Diabetes Association when you turn in your donations. Fill out your matching gift application and give it to us! Write your name in the top left-hand corner and include your walk site name (i.e.: Tampa Bay Step Out). Turn in the form at the same time you mail in or turn in your donations on Walk Day so your matching gift(s) can be easily tracked. Please contact Step Out Coordinator Jennifer Knechtel at 330-835-3149 ext.6741 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may mail your donations and matching gift forms to: STEP 2: STEP 3: STEP 4: Questions? Jennifer Knechtel American Diabetes Association 1815 W. Market St., Suite 108 Akron, OH 44313 The advantages of using matching gifts are: You can double the amount of money you turn in and qualify for larger incentives. Those individuals who support you can take advantage of it as well, increasing your funds raised. The American Diabetes Association will be able to fund more research, programs and education with the funds raised from matching gifts, aiding us in our mission to stop diabetes. The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
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