Gary Sinise Foundation Blog

Double Your Donation

September 30th, 2011

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Hello everyone!

Today, we just wanted to take a quick moment to talk about employer gift matching. Did you know many employers will match your charitable contributions?

Employers enrolled in Matching Gift Programs not only support employees and retirees in their personal philanthropy and fundraising efforts, but match the individual contributions of their employees to social services, education, environmental organizations, museums, and more. There are few better ways to increase the positive community impact a single person can make!

For example, our friends over at Boeing offer a Matching Gift program and will match dollar-for-dollar, every personal donation of more than $25 their employees and retirees make to the Gary Sinise Foundation. That's a pretty big deal. We're talking about doubling the difference we can make in the lives of our defenders.

Your employer might already have such a program, so we urge you to talk to your human resources department to see if you are eligible for a Matching Gifts program before you make a donation. If they ask for our Tax ID number, it's 80-587086.

For quick reference, you can see if your employer is enrolled in any sort of corporate giving program here and check out a list of the 50 largest corporate foundations here, to see if your employer is on the list.

If your employer needs to contact us for any reason, direct them to our email address. We'll be glad to answer any questions they have.

Just think, if you have a chance to double your give-back goodness to those who serve and protect our country, isn't it worth it? It might take a little extra footwork but here at the Gary Sinise Foundation, we are all about working together to help support those who serve and sacrifice for us, and our nation. We would love if you could join us.

God bless you all,
The Gary Sinise Foundation