Matching gifts are a key component to our overall fundraising efforts each year for the MAC and the University as a whole. Participation in a matching gift program provides the MAC with additional scholarship dollars to provide to our student-athletes and it is also a great way to increase your MAC annual giving level and Priority Points. Matching gift companies have strict guidelines focusing on gifts to athletics for organizations like the MAC. The MAC is required to adhere to the guidelines of individual matching gift companies to ensure their continued support of West Virginia University, both academically and athletically.
In order to comply with all matching gift company guidelines, all matching gift forms/requests will continue to be submitted to the MAC, and forwarded to the WVU Foundation for validation and processing. With the upcoming WVU Coliseum Reseating, allocation of Priority Points and classification of annual giving levels, the timing of your gift is critical. MAC members are encouraged to submit their annual fund/season ticket priority gifts and matching gift forms/requests early in the giving year to ensure all matching gift funds are received and processed in time for distribution of season tickets/parking passes and to determine seat selection times. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please use the WVU Foundation's Matching Gift Search Engine
or contact the WVU Foundation at (304) 284-4000. Please use the chart below to help you plan your annual fund/season ticket priority gift.
|2015 Annual Giving Level
||Matching Gift (tax-deductible portion)
|Blue Scholar ($10,000)
|Gold Scholar ($15,000)
|Mountaineer Scholar ($25,000)
Questions and Additional Information
Should you have any questions about matching gifts as they relate to annual fund/season ticket priority gifts, the Priority Points Program or WVU Coliseum Reseating, please contact the Mountaineer Athletic Club at 1-800-433-2072 or MAC@mail.wvu.edu. For assistance with company guidelines and matching gift form/request processing, please contact the Matching Gift Coordinator at the WVU Foundation at 304-284-4068 or MatchingGifts@wvuf.org.
MAC Matching Gift Submission Process
- Ask your employer if there is a matching gift program and if gifts to athletics are eligible to be matched under the company’s policy.
- Acquire a matching gift application/form from your employer. Complete your portion of the application and mail it along with your gift to the Mountaineer Athletic Club. When making your gift and completing the matching gift form, please specify the Mountaineer Athletic Club as the beneficiary of your gift. Many companies now have online filing for matching gift donations. The WVU Foundation has established accounts with most matching gift companies.
- The WVU Foundation will complete and process eligible matching gift requests per your company’s matching gift guidelines. Ineligible requests will not be processed and you will be notified by a representative from the Mountaineer Athletic Club.
- Applicable Priority Points will be applied to an account once the matching gift itself is received and processed by the WVU Foundation.
To view the new Matching Gift Guidelines
, please click HERE