Through a matching gift, you can maximize your gift’s impact and secure your Texas A&M legacy without breaking your budget.

Michelle ’88 and Todd Steudtner ’87 used matching funds from PepsiCo and Texas Instruments to create endowed scholarships for students in the College of Engineering and Mays Business School.

You may be able to double, triple or quadruple the amount of your gift by taking advantage of a corporate matching program. During fiscal year 2020, companies matched 1,628 gifts to the Texas A&M Foundation for a total of $2.4 million.

Through gift matching programs, you can add value to your next gift without reducing your assets and still receive a charitable deduction for your personal contribution.

Many employers match donations made by their employees to a wide variety of nonprofits, and several companies also offer retirees and widows of employees the same matching gift opportunities they offer current employees.

If your employer offers to match your donation, follow their gift matching process, which may include filling out a form or an online application. While not all employers offer matching opportunities, there are sometimes additional matching funds available from other Texas A&M donors that provide the same benefits.

To inspire future donors to realize their greater giving potential, you may also earmark a portion of your own gift as matching funds for future donations from others.

 



Additionally, if you work for a large company like ExxonMobil or PricewaterhouseCoopers, be on the lookout for collaborative giving initiatives within the organization. Many companies initiate their own matching gift campaigns for Texas A&M.

You can give a matching gift via check, cash, credit card or publicly traded securities, and your gift can create an endowment for the area or program of your choice at Texas A&M. Like other gifts, you will still receive a charitable deduction for your personal contribution, but not the match.

To discover what areas your matching gift can support, explore the options below.

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