Corporate Matching Gifts Can Amplify The Value Of Your Donation
Every dollar makes a difference for the Journey of Grace 150 campaign. And if your employer offers charitable gift matching, your gift could have an even bigger impact. Many companies will offer 1:1, or even 2:1 matching for gifts to qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofits like St. Joseph Parish. Retirees are often eligible for these programs, as well.
Be sure to remind your employer how much good community work happens through the ministries and community outreach programs at St. Joseph. Through our dozens of ministry programs, thousands of individuals have benefited from food, clothing, furnishings and baby/child care items each year in Shawnee and throughout the metro Kansas City area. Our outreach to the sick and homebound is generous, and our support of persons with disabilities (through our wonderful Knights of Columbus partnership) extends well beyond our parish borders. Our school and youth ministries have instilled a spirit of giving to those less fortunate in the community.
See a list of local employers that have matched charitable gifts. Additional companies like Cerner also may match charitable gifts. Please ask your employer if they match charitable donations, and contact us to discuss the criteria.
Another point to make is that our large parish membership has provided generations of well-educated workers for local companies. And St. Joseph has been a stellar community citizen for generations, serving as a welcoming place for many community functions, festivals and fellowship opportunities throughout the year.
With their matching gift, your employer will be investing in the heart of Shawnee and helping St. Joseph to expand our community benefit. St. Joseph will be able to accommodate more individuals and families in their times of need, with better access to our many free resources.
Ask your human resources department if your company offers gift matching (and if they don’t, consider asking them to start a program). One of our committee members will be happy to accompany you when you discuss this with your employer, and provide supporting material about the good work St. Joseph is doing in the community that makes our campaign a worthwhile matching investment. Some companies allow you to request gift matching online; others require a form to be filled out by the donor (you) and the nonprofit (us). And as always, feel free to contact us with any questions at (913) 631-5983 or email@example.com.