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Remember to Match!

Here's a simple way to have a HUGE impact on the Zoological Society's fundraising.

Western lowland gorilla, Shalia

Get a matching gift from your employer!

Many corporations will match the gifts made by their employees and retirees to a qualified nonprofit organization.

Companies usually match the tax-deductible portion of your gift, which means that your membership, animal sponsorship and Annual Appeal contributions could qualify. The Zoological Society of Milwaukee has been fortunate to receive thousands of dollars in matching gifts.

Members and donors need to pay for their membership, sponsorship or appeal donation. We acknowledge the "match" from your employer as a separate contribution from the corporation. Due to corporate-giving guidelines, members and donors cannot receive any benefits from the "match" of their gift.

Here's how to double your dollar donations to the Zoological Society of Milwaukee in three easy steps:

Reticulated giraffe, Bahatika
  1. Locate your company's name on this list. If your company isn't on our list, find out if it has a matching gift program.
  2. Obtain a matching gift form from your personnel, human resources or charitable giving office.
  3. Send the completed form with your donation to the Zoological Society, 10005 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53226-4383. (If you have already donated, just send the completed form. Depending on your company's guidelines, we still may be able to obtain a match.) Note: Some companies have a phone number or email address to contact rather than a form to complete.

Matching Gift Companies as of January 2015

If your employer is not currently on the list, we ask for your help in requesting that your corporation consider the Zoological Society as a matching gift recipient.

Participating Companies

Abbott Funds
Aetna Foundation, Inc.
Alliant Energy Foundation, Inc.
American Express
American Transmission Co. LLC
AON Foundation
Apple, Inc.
Artisan Partners
Assurant Health Foundation
Aurora Health Care Partnership Campaign
Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
Bank of America
Barnes Group Foundation, Inc.
Baxter International Foundation
BearingPoint Foundation
Bemus Company Foundation
BMO Harris
Brady Corp.
C & H Distributors, Inc.
CITI Foundation
CNA Foundation
Cooper Industries, Inc.
DCP Midstream
Eaton Corporation
Exxon Mobile
FM Global Foundation
General Electric (All Subsidaries)
General Mills Foundation
Great-West Life & Annuity Ins.
IBM Corporation
Illinois Tool Works (ITW)
Johnson Controls, Inc.
JP Morgan Chase Bank
Kimberly-Clark Foundation
Markel Corporation
McDonald's Corporation
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
Morgan Stanley
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Pieper Power
PPG Industries
Prudential Foundation
Quad/Graphics, Inc.
Razoo Foundation
Rexnord Foundation, Inc.
Rockwell Automation Charitable Corporation
Russell Investments
Society Insurance
SPX Corporation Foundation
Sun Microsystems Foundation, Inc.
Sundstrand Corp Foundation
United Health Group
UPS Foundation
U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Cellular
Wells Fargo
WE Energies
WellPoint Foundation
Windhover Foundation
Woodlands Academy
W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Companies with Annual Giving Campaigns

Allstate Giving Campaign
AT&T Giving Campaign
Giving with Liberty
Morgan Stanley Annual Giving Campaign
The Giving Program Center
United Way Giving Campaign

When your company "doubles your dollar," you receive twice the satisfaction and the Zoological Society receives twice as much support – to help the animals!

Please call 414-258-2333 for more information.

We acknowledge each matching gift with a thank-you to the corporation and to the individual who submitted the request for the matching contribution.