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Make a greater giving impact (and earn more membership points!) with a matching gift from your company.


You can make a greater impact on the lives of Carolina student-athletes with an employer matching gift. Some companies will match the charitable gifts of their employees, potentially doubling or more the size of your gift.

Contact your employer's human resources department to see if the employer matches your gifts. If so, your employer can provide the appropriate form for you to complete and send to The Rams Club with your gift. The Rams Club will process the paperwork, and the contribution can be applied towards your annual giving level. If you submit your form electronically, please remember to send a copy of your confirmation to Emily Coble at This will help ensure you receive proper point credit.

Click here for a list of companies that honor matching gifts.

Note: Recent tax law changes mean your company’s matching gift program may no longer match gifts that allow for ticket benefits (non-deductible gifts under the new tax laws). We encourage our members who take advantage of a matching gift program to contact their program administrator for more information. In addition, members who have used donor advised funds or private foundations to fund their gifts may wish to contact their individual tax advisors and the fund or foundation advisors regarding the impact of these changes.


Sample chart for companies that match dollar-to-dollar (tax-deductible portion) up to the company's maximum:







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Big Ram




Big Ram Plus




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  • If you make several different gifts throughout the course of a year, matching gift companies now require a separate form for each donation.
  • When making your gift and completing the matching gift form, please indicate The Educational Foundation, Inc. as the recipient of your gift.
  • Many companies now have online filing for matching gift donations. When filing online, please follow the guidelines listed above and also submit a copy of your online request to The Educational Foundation via mail or email at in order for your gift to be credited properly.
  • If your company will not match athletics directly, your gift and matching gift form should indicate the University of North Carolina as the recipient of your gift.  Your gift and match are then placed in a University Program Support account whose funds are used for non-athletic purposes.  Your gift will be receipted as a gift to the University Program Support Fund - The Educational Foundation.
  • Many companies have a max amount they will match.  Most companies have a max match amount of $5,000 so please check with your HR department prior to requesting your matching gift.
  • Only a select group of companies match gifts to Capital Projects.  Please contact Katie O'Shaughnessy to discuss any matches made to any Capital Project.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding this information, please feel free to contact Katie O'Shaughnessy at The Rams Club at 919-843-2000 or email her at

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