Double Your Money with Matching Gifts!
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses!
Contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your company has a corporate Matching Gift Program and how it works. If they do, pick up a matching gift donation form (or a link to the online form) from your HR Department. Your company may match your donation as well as donations made by your co-workers if they also apply for matching gifts.
Please make sure your name (rider's name) is written clearly on the form (paper or online). Enter it in the top left-hand corner and include your Tour site name (i.e. Miami Tour de Cure). It is important to turn in the form at the same time you turn in your donations so the matching gift(s) can be tracked. This is an easy way to double or even triple your funds for Tour de Cure.
Don't forget to encourage your donors to ask their companies for matching gift forms.
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®.