Corporate donation matching guide
Two donations are better than one!
One of the easiest ways to make a big impact to your Hastings Middle School PTO contribution is to find out if your employer matches donations. If you donate, they’ll donate.
For instance, if you donate $100 to the HMS PTO, you would then go to your Human Resources department, ask for a matching gift form, complete it and submit it to the appropriate person at your work. The employer confirms your contribution to the PTO then sends their own donation.
Step 1. Find out if your employer matches donations.
- Ask your Human Resources department,
- Check their website, or
- See our chart on pages 3 and 4 for a local list.
- Help us keep this list up-to date-by sharing any additional information you have; contact Lindsay O’Connor.
- This list is not comprehensive and if your company isn’t listed, that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t participate; always check with your HR department to confirm.
- If your employer does not offer donation matching, ask if they will consider it. We are happy to collaborate with you on putting together a proposal that you can take to your HR department.
Step 2. Make your donation
Go to the Hastings Middle School PTO website at www.hastingspto.org to donate. On the dashboard you will see a tab that says Fundraisers. Under the tab click the link for Corporate Matching Donations.
Step 3. Give us the contact info for your company’s representative, and we will do the rest!
Your employer will review the forms, confirm your donation and work with us to make their own contribution. Email Lindsay O’Connor with this contact info.
Step 4. Hastings PTO will send your employer a thank-you letter.
See a sample letter on page 5.
Step 5. See your and your company’s donations in use!
Check out our website to see all the areas Hastings PTO is supporting the middle school. Listed below are some of the requests we have had from the school this year and in previous years.
If you need help with any of these steps, let us know! We can help do the research and legwork to make the most of your PTO contribution.
Keep in mind
- Some companies will match your donation dollar-for-dollar, others give a percentage of what you give and some others will double your contribution. Any amount helps!
- Take note of your company’s deadline. Standard deadlines include the end of the year, a certain number of months after your donation, etc.
- Many employers will match donations of spouses, retirees, part-time employees and many other donators besides the employee. It never hurts to ask!
Why would my employer participate?
Companies of all sizes match donations their employers make to nonprofits because it’s an easy, structured way for them to support good work in their communities.
What does the Hastings PTO do with donations?
So far this year, PTO has purchased 2 water bottle filling stations, hand sanitizing stations, and sponsoring speaker presentations that will be available to both hybrid and Online Academy students. In the past, the PTO has purchased new seating for the Auditorium, Commons area and Media Center, books for Language Arts, Social Studies and Reading classes, sponsored field trip transportation, Cultural Arts programming, Special Area supplies (Art, Music, Health, PE and Tech Ed), equipment for the Multiple Disabilities Program, service learning projects for all grade levels and so much more.
Where can I find Hastings PTO financial information?
Financial records are available by contacting email@example.com.
What is the HMS PTO tax ID number?
If your or your employer needs this info, the number is 43-2053964.
I own a small business so I don’t have a donation matching program in place; how can my business contribute?
We offer a sponsorship program and we would be happy to send you information. There are multiple levels to the sponsorship program along with various advertising benefits. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more information.
I have some other fundraising ideas – who should I contact?
Fantastic! We appreciate all suggestions. Please contact email@example.com.
Columbus-area companies that match charitable gifts
If you work for one of these businesses, the process to donate and have them match your contribution should be seamless. This information is ever-evolving… so if your company isn’t listed, that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t participate; always check with your HR department to confirm and please let Lindsay O’Connor know what updates need to be made.
If your employer does not offer donation matching, we can collaborate with you to create a proposal that you can take to your HR department. Contact Lindsay O’Connor to discuss next steps.
|Alaris Medical Systems Inc.|
|American Electric Power Company Inc. (AEP)|
|Big Lots Inc.|
|Bob Evans Farms Inc.|
|Cardinal Health Inc.|
|CAS (American Chemical Society)|
|Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)|
|Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc.|
|Columbus Blue Jackets|
|Columbus Dispatch Printing Company|
|Discover Financial Services|
|Donatos Pizzeria Corp.|
|Fifth Third Bancorp|
|Honda of American Manufacturing Inc.|
|Huntington Bancshares Incorporated|
|Ice Miller LLP|
|JP Morgan Chase|
|Morgan Stanley Smith Barney|
|Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company|
|Norse Dairy Systems LP|
|PNC Financial Services|
|Wendy’s International Inc.|
|Worthington Industries Inc.|