Matching Gifts

Online Matching Gifts Process
If a company has an online matching gift process, the donor must complete the matching gift process through the company’s database. It is very important that the donor designate “Susan G. Komen 3-Day” as the recipient of the matching gift (with the recipient address of 820 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60607), not “Susan G. Komen®” generally or any Komen event or affiliate other than the Komen 3-Day event. If the gift is not designated to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day with the address listed above, the 3-Day® may not receive the funds and the participant will not be credited with the matching gift.

If Susan G. Komen 3-Day is not listed as a recipient in your employer’s matching gift database, then you will need to “nominate” the 3-Day as a matching gift recipient. Please use the following information when nominating the 3-Day:
Susan G. Komen 3-Day
820 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60607
Tax ID # 75-1835298
Org website: The3Day.org

Important note for donors processing matching gift forms online: If the matching company has an online matching gifts process, the donor must note the name of the participant he or she is supporting and the location of that participant's event on the form (e.g., Jane Doe, 2014 San Diego 3-Day). There is typically a line titled “gift designation,” “purpose section” or “notes” on the online matching gift form where this information may be provided. Providing this information is required for the appropriate participant to receive credit for the matching gift.

Paper Matching Gifts Process
Once the donor has obtained a matching gift form from their employer or matching gift program coordinator, the donor must complete the employee/donor section. (To see if the company matches, use the search function on the Matching Gifts page.) It is very important that the donor designate “Susan G. Komen 3-Day” as the recipient of the matching gift, not “Susan G. Komen” generally or any Komen event or affiliate other than the Komen 3-Day event. The address listed for the 3-Day should be: 820 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60607. Once the donor has completed his/her section of the matching gift form, he/she should write the participant’s name, ID number and event city in the upper right hand corner of the form, make a copy of the form for his/her personal records and mail the form along with a copy of their donation receipt to the following address:

Susan G. Komen 3-Day
820 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60607

Processing Time for All Matching Gifts
It can take 5-6 weeks for the 3-Day to process a matching gift request. Once the matching gift request has been processed by the 3-Day, it will be posted on the My Progress page of the walker’s Participant Center, under Donation History. The donation type will be listed as “offline unconfirmed.” At this point, the amount of the matching gift will count toward your fundraising minimum. To view the donor name associated with each matching gift, please visit the participant’s personal fundraising webpage where matching gifts can be viewed on the scrolling honor roll.

 

Matching Gifts FAQ