Matching Gift FAQ

Q: How do I find out if my employer matches gifts?

A: To find out if your employer has a matching gift policy, simply enter the name of your company in the search bar on our Matching Gift page.  For additional reference, check out our list of the top 100 Matching Gift Companies here.

Q: It looks like my company has a matching program—how do I get my gift matched?

A: In some instances, it’s possible to access companies’ matching forms directly through our search engine.  Just follow the set procedure—WBUR will be happy to assist.  If forms aren’t readily available online, please contact a Human Resources representative within your company about matching.

Q: My company doesn’t have a matching gift program. How can I get them to match my gift to WBUR?

A: Talk to your HR Department! Matching is a great way for companies, big and small, to inspire goodwill and community participation among employees.

Q: Where should I send completed matching forms?

A: Completed matching gift forms should be sent to:

Gerry Lake
WBUR 90.9
890 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Q: What percentage of my gift will my company match?  Is there a limit to how much money can be matched?

A: Matching ratios vary by company, but are typically 1:1.  Each company also prescribes their own upper and lower matching limits.

Q: I’m a retiree.  Can my company still match?

A: It’s possible—best to ask.  Some companies will match gifts given by spouses as well.

Q: Does a matched gift count toward WBUR membership?  How does matching impact my tax receipt?

A: As a gift from your company, matching does not count towards your WBUR membership.  Matching gifts will not impact your tax receipt from WBUR.

 

For further questions or inquiries, please contact the Membership Department at 800.909.9287 or membership@wbur.org.

 

 

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