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.
"As a third generation Saluki, the opportunity to make a lasting impact across your career is as simple as leveraging the Matching Gift Program at your company. I've appreciated the opportunity to give back to SIU and the College of Business and Analytics for many years. The impact you can make will support our students, business education, and future Saluki leaders for generations to come. It's a great time to jump in and take advantage of the program, so please consider supporting your school and college, and double or possibly triple the impact of your gift."
Former SVP & Chief HR Officer
Capital Group and The Walt Disney Company
Los Angeles, California
"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 and Analytics. 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
“When in life can you actually safely double your money for a great cause? Easy, if your company has a matching grant program, you can double down on paying it forward for the next generation of Salukis. I am so blessed to have gotten an outstanding education at SIU. It allowed me to have an incredible career. Because of that, I wanted to make sure I left something to help those in need to reach their goal of becoming the next generation of Saluki leaders in business. Because of the matching of Deloitte, I was able to double my contribution each year. It’s amazing how quickly it adds up, and now I have a substantial scholarship I can leave each year to a student in need. If your organization has a matching fund, you should definitely double down on your contributions to our great college.”