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2018 Matching Gifts Deadline Feb. 28

Williams’ Matching Gifts Program takes the individual community contributions of our retirees and employees and doubles the impact. It’s a powerful way to make a difference with organizations.

Gifts to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations, public or private schools, colleges/universities are matched dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 per retiree, per calendar year.

For 2018 Matching Gifts to be paid, the request must be submitted in our charitable giving system known as CyberGrants, and confirmed by the organization no later than Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. If you submit a request that is not confirmed by the organization in a timely manner, and before the deadline, please contact the non-profit directly and ask them to confirm your gift.

The contribution must be paid, not merely pledged with the retiree’s own funds or securities having quoted market value. The donor can receive no direct benefit, reward or consideration when making the donation. The minimum gift amount to be matched is $25.

Matching Gifts requests that have been confirmed by the non-profit are processed monthly – usually around the 15th of the month. The length of the process is dependent upon the time it takes to receive this confirmation.

To submit a Matching Gift request, visit our charitable giving system.