The Matching Gifts pin symbolizes the DAR Matching Gift donor who is the star that leads the way in engaging others in their personal philanthropy by first, making an initial contribution to DAR and then by securing a corporate matching gift from their employer or their spouse’s employer. With more than 20,000 companies offering corporate philanthropy programs, when tapped their impact can be realized throughout the Society by advancing DAR’s important work.
Donors must make at least one donation of $50 or more and submit a match request to their employer or their spouse’s employer. Once DAR is notified of approval of the match by the company, the pin can be approved even if the corporate match has not been received by DAR.
Donors may also submit for a corporate match of their volunteer hours if their employer offers this option. Once DAR is notified of approval of the match by the company, the pin can be approved even if the corporate match has not been received by DAR.
The donor is eligible for the pin once they secure the corporate match regardless of whose company (primary donor, spouse or partner, other family member) makes the match as long as the corporation approves the donation.
*Donors who meet these qualifications prior to the conclusion of the Pamela Wright Administration will be considered Charter members of the Matching Gifts program.
When this donor pin is worn by DAR members on the official Insignia ribbon, it must be placed according to the most current "Placement of DAR Insignia and Pins on Official Ribbon" document found on the Insignia Committee webpage.
When not worn on the official ribbon, DAR members may only wear this donation pin as a brooch, not on a right-side ribbon. When non-members wear this donation pin, they should demonstrate pride in all DAR stands for by wearing it only when dressed nicely and in a respectful manner.
This gold-filled pin measures 1” x 1 1/4”.