Matching Gifts

The Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc.® (FIRST) has a growing matching gifts program to maximize funds available for programs benefitting those affected by ichthyosis or a related skin type.

Employee Matching Gifts are contributions from a corporate employer that match contributions to a charitable organization by a corporate employee.

More than 1,000 American companies have adopted corporate matching gift plans to help support nonprofit organizations.  Usually, employer matching gifts are dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation.

Please check to see if your, or your spouse's, employer matches gifts.  Some companies even match contributions made by retirees.

Contact your personnel or human resources office for eligibility requirements and to obtain a matching gift form.  Complete the employee section of the form and mail to:

Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc.®(FIRST)
2616 N. Broad Street
Colmar, PA  18915

The following list contains the names of companies that have previously matched gifts to FIRST.  This list is not-all inclusive.  If your company is not listed here, please check with them to inquire about matching gifts to FIRST.

Aid Association for Lutherans
BAE Systems
BP Foundation
Chevron Humankind
Citigroup Foundation
Community Foundation
Constellation Energy
DesignWrite, Inc.
Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Duke Energy Foundation
Edison International
Elsevier Foundation
Ernest Packagin Solutions
ExxonMobile Foundation, Inc.
Forest Laboratories, Inc.
GE Foundation
Gene DX Inc.
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Honeywell Hometown Solutions
InterActive Corp (IAC)
International Merchandising Group
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Knightsbridge Advisers, LLC
Kraft Foods
McColl Partners, LLC
Merck Partnership for Giving
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
National Semiconductor
Pfizer Foundation
Quest Diagnostics Matching Gift Program
Select Equity Group Foundation
Spear, Leeds & Kellogg
Starbucks Coffee
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Swiss Re Matching Gift Program
Telcordia Technologies
UBS Employee Giving Program
Verizon Foundation
Wal-Mart Foundation

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