Put your company to work for you and your museum: double your dollars with a matching gift
If someone offered to double your gift to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, you’d take advantage of the offer, right? Chances are you spend 40 hours a week with such a partner already, because many companies will match employees’ charitable contributions to worthy nonprofit organizations, such as the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum.
How does a matching gift work? Let’s talk about Jim and Kathy, enthusiasts who want to help preserve our motorcycling heritage. Before they write their $100 check to the Museum, Jim goes to his company’s Human Resources office and asks if the company makes matching gifts. He learns that the company does, so he takes the matching gift form from his HR representative and sends it in to the Museum with his and Kathy’s check. The Museum then works with Jim’s company to secure its matching $100. By asking a simple question, Jim and Kathy have gained an additional gift for the Museum.
Please take a moment to find out if your employer has a matching gift program. Several companies have already made matching gifts to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. They are:
- Corning Inc. Foundation
- The Stanley Works
- Philip Morris Companies
- Mobil Oil Corporation
- RJ Reynolds Foundation
- Cigna Foundation
- NCR Foundation
- Benjamin Moore & Company
- Bank of America Foundation
- Kirby Inland Marine
- Rockwell Collins
- The UPS Foundation
- Altria Employee Involvement Program
- Tomkins Corporation Foundation
- Edison Employee Contributions Campaign
- Kimberly Clark Corporation
- New United Motor Manufacturing
The Museum’s Resource Development department also has a list of many companies nationwide with matching gift programs. Please call (614) 856-2222, ext. 1198, for more information.