Matching gifts

Thousands of companies and corporate foundations match the gifts of their employees to nonprofit institutions such as the University of Chicago. In fact, more companies match gifts to higher education than any other type of charitable giving. Gifts of securities, in addition to gifts of cash, are also often eligible for matching. Use our matching-gift look-up tool to find out if your company has a matching-gift policy.

Matching-gift benefits can double, sometimes triple, the value of your gift, while supporting the same program(s) that you support, and are credited to you. Retirees, employee spouses, board members and officers are included in some programs, so inquire about eligibility. Seizing the opportunity, one legendary University of Chicago donor had her gift matched by 11 different companies, wonderfully magnifying the impact of the gift.

If your company has a matching-gift program, request a matching-gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. Matching gift forms are most often found in Human Resources, but are increasingly available on company intranet sites or other online formats.

If requested by your employer, use the TIN (taxpayer identification number) 36-2177139. This TIN may be used for gifts supporting any part of the University, including the Medical Center.

If you have already sent your gift, it may not be too late to qualify for matching dollars this year. Send a completed form to:

Jennifer Schillaci
Associate Director
The University of Chicago
Gift and Records Services
5253 S. Harper Court
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60615
773.834.7568
matching_gifts@uchicago.edu

Questions?

Jennifer Schillaci
Associate Director
The University of Chicago
Gift and Records Services
5253 S. Harper Court
4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60615
773.834.7568

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