Office of Advancement

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Pacific Lutheran University alumni, parents, and friends to maximize personal contributions to the University and increase the impact of their gift. By taking advantage of a company’s matching gift benefit, you may be able to double or even triple the amount of a contribution.

Some employers also match volunteer hours for their employees!

Last year, more than $84,000 was directed to Pacific Lutheran from corporate matching gift programs!

How do I get my gift matched?

First, find out if your company has a matching gift program (below).

Each company has its own guidelines for employees, spouses, retirees, and widows/widowers. Most corporate matching gift procedures are simple:

  1. Request a Matching Form from your company.
  2. Complete and submit the form to PLU along with your gift.*
  3. PLU will verify the completed form and return it to the company.
  4. The company issues a matching gift contribution to PLU.
  5. Completed forms can be sent with your personal gift to:
Office of Donor Relations
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98447-0003

*If you have already made a gift, your company may still match. Please check your company’s guidelines by searching for your employers name below or contacting your employee benefits office

Does my company match gifts?

To find out if your company has a matching gift program, please enter your employer’s name below.

If your company is not listed, please check with your employee benefits office or contact the Advancement office at (888) 826-0035 or email We would happy to help you learn about possibilities with your employer.

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Giving is Easy

Contributions can be made online or in a variety of other ways.