Does Your Company Match Your Gift or Purchase?

Getting an employer-matched gift is a simple way to have a HUGE impact on the Zoological Society’s fundraising efforts. Many corporations will match the gifts made by their employees and retirees to a qualified nonprofit organization like the Zoological Society of Milwaukee.

Because we are a nonprofit organization, your Zoo Pass or Platypus Circle membership, animal sponsorship or Annual Appeal donation qualify for matching from participating companies. Companies usually match the tax-deductible portion of your gift. 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.

Double Your Donation in 3 Easy Steps

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

  1. Locate your company’s name on the list below. If your company isn’t on our list, find out if it has a matching gift program.
    Dear XX,
    This year I have had the opportunity to donate to the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, a supporting partner of the Milwaukee County Zoo and leader in conservation and education in our community. Does our company match donation gifts of this nature? Please reach out as I’d be happy to share more information on my contribution. Together, we can make a bigger difference!
  2. Obtain a matching gift form from your personnel, human resources or charitable giving office.
  3. Send the completed form with your donation/purchase 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 2021

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.

Allstate

Altria

Amazon

American Express

American Transmission Co. LLC

AON Foundation

Apple, Inc.

Arch

Artisan Partners

AT&T

Aurora Health Care Partnership Campaign

Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

Aventis

AXA

Bank of America

Barnes Group Foundation, Inc.

Baxter International Foundation

BearingPoint Foundation

Bemus Company Foundation

Benevity

BlackRock

BMO Harris

Brady Corp.

C & H Distributors, Inc.

Caterpillar

CIGNA

CITI Foundation

CNA Foundation

Cooper Industries, Inc.

DCP Midstream

Dell

Eaton Corporation

Exxon Mobile

FM Global Foundation

Generac Power Systems Inc.

General Electric (All Subsidaries)

General Mills Foundation

Google

Great-West Life & Annuity Ins.

HSBC

IBM Corporation

Illinois Tool Works (ITW)

Johnson Controls, Inc.

JP Morgan Chase

Kimberly-Clark Foundation

Kraft

Markel Corporation

McDonald’s Corporation

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

Microsoft

Morgan Stanley

Motorola Solutions Foundation

Northwestern Mutual (Retired Employees)

Pieper Power

PNC Foundation

PPG Industries

Prudential Foundation

Quad/Graphics, Inc.

Razoo Foundation

Rexnord Foundation, Inc.

Rockwell Automation Charitable Corporation

Russell Investments

Safeco

Society Insurance

SPX Corporation Foundation

Sundstrand Corp Foundation

Takeda

Thomas Reuters

Tyco

UBS

UnitedHealth Group

UPS Foundation

U.S. Bank

U.S. Cellular

Verizon

Wells Fargo

WE Energies

WellPoint Foundation

Windhover Foundation

Woodlands Academy

W.W. Grainger, Inc.

COMPANIES WITH ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGNS

Advocate Aurora Give Well

Allstate Giving Campaign

AT&T Giving Campaign

Morgan Stanley Annual Giving Campaign

Network for Good

Pledgeling

The Giving Program Center

Truist Giving Campaign

United Way Giving Campaign

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Double Your Gift Today!

When your company “doubles your dollar,” you receive twice the satisfaction and the Zoological Society receives twice as much support!

Please call 414-258-2333 for more information.

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