The WAVE fund is our biggest fundraiser of the year and could be DOUBLED with a matching gift from your employer.
I've heard the term, what is it?
Corporate donation matching is a program where companies financially match donations their employees (which means YOU) contribute to a nonprofit corporation (which means US). It's a great way for companies to give back to their communities and the donations may be used for tax deductions...it's a win win for everyone!
How do I know if my company offers this program?
There is one easy way to find out...ASK! Most people don't realize their employer offers this program. By asking your HR department or looking through your company intranet or employee manual, you now have the potential to double your contribution to our school at no additional cost to you! You can also check our company list to see if it's listed.
I'm interested! What do I do?
All it takes is a few easy steps:
Step1: Ask or confirm with your employer (typically your HR department) if there is a corporate matching program. Check out our list of companies who match donations. Every company handles its corporate matching differently so please ask your HR department for details.
Step 2: Make your donation to La Costa Meadows PTO
Step 3: Request and complete a matching gift application through your employer's HR department or intranet.
You may need the following information:
Recipient Name: La Costa Meadows PTO
Tax ID: 33-0254169
Address: 6889 El Fuerte Street
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Contact: LCM PTO Treasurer
Step 4: Submit your application!
When should I apply?
As soon as you make your donation! Some companies distribute corporate matching funds right away, while others process them once a quarter. If your company offers corporate matching, please apply for it right away.
Can I only do this once?
All rules are different with each employer. Often there is no limit on how many times a donation can be made, but there is a maximum dollar amount.
Thank you for your generosity and support of our students!
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