Matching Gift Program Multiplies Your Support

Matching Gift Program Multiplies Your Support

The joy of giving to BVU grows sweeter when you can double, or even triple, the impact of your donation. Each year, BVU alumni tap their employers’ matching gift programs to spread their generosity even further. Many companies offer a corporate match, typically 1:1, for charitable donations made by their employees, spouses, and retirees.

“I know someone gave a donation when I was at BV so I could get a small scholarship to help pay for tuition, so I try to do the same,” said one recent anonymous donor.

There is even greater potential for matching gifts to benefit BVU. More and more, alumni and their friends realize the win- win of matching gift programs offered by their employers. Still, a number of match opportunities are left unused. These are dollars that could be put to work for BVU students.

Ken Nelson SL’70 says he doubles his BVU donations with an equal match from State Farm. “It’s really easy. I just print off a form on the (State Farm) website, send the money to BV, and they apply for it and get it,” Nelson said.

Be sure to investigate whether your employer matches donations. Simply check with your human resources office or search BVU’s matching gift locator.