Annual Giving

What are employer matching gifts?

You can increase the impact of your gift to UK through an employer matching gift program. Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees or employees’ spouses. UK received more than $290,000 in matching gifts last fiscal year.

Matching gifts are calculated toward your total donations to the University and may be used to fulfill pledges to the UK Fellows Society. Matching gifts are allocated to the donor’s designation unless company policy requires distribution to a general fund.

To find out if your employer will double, or even triple, your gift, click here to go to our employer matching gift search page. If your company has a matching gift program, you will find the details about how to participate.

If you have additional questions about matching gift opportunities, call your human resources office or contact Sarah Fitzgerald at 1 (800) 875–6272 or