Intelligent gift planning combines charitable intent with cost-efficient planning techniques. While most charitable gifts are made in cash, other non-cash gifts often provide significant benefits to the donor. It can be extremely important to consider the kind of asset used to fund a charitable gift. Click the following links for ways you can maximize your charitable giving.
Did you know you may be able to double or even triple your charitable donation to Mid-America without any additional cost to you?
Many corporations encourage their employees to engage in charitable giving to non-profit organizations through a matching gift program. These programs are part of corporate charitable giving initiatives that not only encourage employee participation in charitable giving, but also extend the reach of the corporation’s charitable giving.
The most common type of corporate matching gift program involves a charitable gift to Mid-America and your employer will match that gift. You are generally required to obtain a matching gift form from your company’s Human Resources Department. Most companies have a number of eligibility requirements so make sure you meet those requirements. If you work for a company that has international operations and you work abroad, you will probably still be eligible to participate. If you are retired you might be surprised to know that the company you worked for may still match your charitable gift even in retirement. Contact the company to find out if you qualify.
If you are not sure if your company has a matching gift program, start by contacting the Human Resources Department. Mid-America may also be able to tell you if your company has a matching gift program. You can email the Director of Development or call him at 219-864-2400.
For more information on matching gifts please contact Mid-America Reformed Seminary's Director of Development.