Corporate Match Giving – Your Impact Doubled!
Gift matching programs are a type of corporate philanthropy that allow donors to maximise the impact of their gift to a charitable cause of their choice. Gifts can range in size, and the employer’s ratio can vary, but many companies will match an employee’s donation 1:1.
MWIA donor Gates Moss and his family generously contribute to our projects yearly. His company, Alliance Bernstein, match their MWIA donation each year. Subsequently, this has resulted in more global support for where it is needed the most.
“Our family has a long association with the Loreto community. My wife Meg Morrison and her sister Marie Morrison attended Loreto Kirribilli from Kindergarten to Year 12, and their five brothers all attended the junior school. Our daughter, Alexa, continued the family tradition. Loreto’s commitment to high-quality education is a cornerstone of the organisation. However, this is only the beginning, as this education is amplified by the community’s commitment to social justice through the empowerment of women. We believe that an investment in education and empowerment has a compounding effect on the community it serves, as those helped will go on to help the families and communities they are a part of.
“As someone who grew up in a Protestant tradition, when I support a Catholic organisation, I want to fund people that are agents of change. The Loreto Sisters are a courageous example of this. Following in Mary Ward’s footsteps, they are dynamic and progressive.
“We feel our social impact is again further leveraged as we partner with MWIA and my employer via match giving. We are thrilled to be associated with Mary Ward International Australia because of its shared commitment to social justice and the empowerment of the neediest among us. We are confident that our financial support will go to a worthy cause and, importantly, that every dollar will go a long way. To then have my employer match my donation doubles the impact we are making. A company’s actions can go a long way to make a positive change in the community and impact how employees and the community perceive that company. It is important that my values align with my workplace. It is wonderful to work for a corporate organisation that inspires employees and other companies to follow suit by way of action.
“We encourage other donors to ask their companies to match their donations, where possible, and leverage their impact to create global change.
“We, in the Loreto community in Sydney, are among the most fortunate families in a lucky and beautiful country. For our own sake, we must take a global view in sharing some of our good fortune with those for whom it means so much. Additionally, I would suggest it is essential to do so openly and visibly, to serve as an inspiration and example to our friends, colleagues, children, and their children.” – Gates Moss
Author: Michelle Gale, Philanthropy Manager, MWIA
Feature Image: Donor Gates Moss and family