A great way to increase the benefit of your contribution without any additional cost is for you to ask your company's personnel or community relations department if your company has a Matching Gift Program. Many corporations will match the contribution of their employees, officers, directors and, in some instances, spouses, retired employees, officers or directors.
"Opportunities available for matching gifts are a real no brainer. For many years, I have been taking advantage of a matching gift program offered by the company for which I worked. It has allowed me to build a much larger endowment used for scholarships in the College of Business. You can do the same to support SIU's many needed programs. I would encourage anyone who has the ability to use a matching gift program to take full advantage of this leverage building resource to provide a greater impact."
Kenneth J. Hull
Retired Chairman and CEO
River Grove, Illinois