MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES
Many companies offer employees a Matching Gift Contribution Plan. Generally, any charitable contribution that an employee makes can be matched in part, or in whole, by the company for which he/she works. What many of our participants do not realize is that their contributions to the MS Walk qualify them, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, to receive these corporate contributions.
How can you “cash in” on this incentive? Visit your Human Resources Department and ask if your donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society can be matched. If your contribution is eligible under your company's charitable giving policy, pick up a Matching Gifts Contribution form. Fill out the donor section of the form, and bring it with you the day of the event to turn in with your pledges.
The advantages of using Matching Gifts as part of your pledges are:
1. You can possibly double the amount of money you turn in and qualify for larger incentives.
2. Those individuals that sponsor you can take advantage of this as well, adding dollars to your pledges.
3. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will be able to fund more research, programs and education with the funds received from Matching Gifts, aiding us in our mission to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
This is a benefit your company offers; why not use it?
Note: If you or one of your sponsors are using matching gifts, please make sure the walker's name is somewhere on the form so that we can credit the gift properly. Also, if you are submitting Matching Gift Applications over the web, please mail or include with your pledges a printed copy with walker's name.
The following is a list of some companies that we are aware of that will match your contributions to 2012 Travelers Walk MS, presented by North American Power:
If you have questions regarding the matching gift program at your company contact your human resources department.
Duracell International Inc.
Emerson Electric Company
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
The Hartford Courant
Hartford Steam Boiler
Heat Fab Inc.
The Home Depot
Hyperion Solutions Corporation
IKON Office Solutions, Inc.
Illinois Tool Works
J.P. Morgan Chase
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The John G. Martin Foundation
Johnson & Johnson
Landmark Partners Inc
Lane Industries Incorporated
MasterCard International Incorporated
May Department Stores
Mercer Delta Consulting, LLC
Merrill Lynch & Co., Foundation, Inc.
Minerals Technologies Inc.
National Grid USA Service Company, Inc.
The New York Times
Nims Associates, Inc.
Patrons Mutual Insurance Co., Inc
Penguin Putnam Inc.
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Reid & Riege
Reuters America Inc.
Rockefeller Financial Services, Inc.
The St. Paul Companies, Inc.
Stanadyne Automotive Corp.
The Stanley Works
Survey Sampling, Inc.
Torrington Savings Bank
Wellington Management Company, LLP
The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
Alexandra Emslie, Administrative Coordinator is happy to assist you with any questions about the MS Society's administration of the matching gift program.Click here to email Alexandra Emslie or contact her by phone at 860.913.2550, ext.52523.
Matching Gift forms can be mailed to:
National MS Society
659 Tower Avenue, 1st Floor
Hartford, CT 06112