'TIS BETTER TO GIVE
New features of Boeing
Matching Gift program include online access, change in giving period
Boeing employees (including those at Boeing subsidiaries) and retirees
now can take advantage of several improvements to The Boeing Company Matching
The enhancements, which went into effect Jan. 1, include:
. Employees now have the option of making gift matches online. They also
can download paper forms from the Boeing Web (at http://community.web.boeing.com/giftmatching)
to complete manually and mail in as a hard copy. (The online option is
not available to Boeing retirees, but it is planned for the near future.)
The downloadable paper forms have been revised; any gifts submitted after
Jan. 1 using the old paper forms will be returned to the donor, and the
gift will not be matched until a new form is resubmitted.
. Employees receive e-mail notifications that their gifts have been matched,
regardless of whether they use the online program or paper forms. Retirees
receive e-mail notifications, if they have an e-mail address, or a letter
sent on a quarterly basis.
. Domestic partners as well as spouses of Boeing active employees, eligible
retirees and the Boeing Board of Directors members can now participate
in the program.
. Matches are now paid out to nonprofit organizations on a quarterly
basis, in January, April, July and October, rather than semiannually.
. To facilitate tax preparation, the giving period has changed to a calendar
year, instead of from Dec. 1 to Nov. 30.
. All match recipients will be required to provide additional organizational
information to comply with The USA Patriot Act of 2001, the Office of
Foreign Assets Control and the "Best Practices" document released by the
U.S. Treasury Department. Boeing will collect this information annually
and will not distribute any monies to organizations that have not provided
accurate and up-to-date information.
Boeing's Matching Gift Program extends the reach of Boeing's corporate
community investments by leveraging employee and company resources for
maximum community benefit.
The Matching Gift Program also allows Boeing employees and retirees to
increase significantly the impact of their gifts, using Boeing's support.
The Gift Matching Program allows employees and their spouses or domestic
partners to donate up to $6,000 per calendar year, which Boeing will match
dollar-for-dollar. Retirees and their spouses/domestic partners will receive
a $.50 on-the-dollar match for contributions up to $6,000 per year to
eligible organizations. If both a husband and wife are Boeing employees,
the maximum donation for their household is $12,000.
Eligible organizations include K-12 and higher-education institutions,
accredited technical schools and nonprofit cultural and arts organizations,
and nonprofits that support land trusts and publicly owned parks.
(Health and human-services organizations, which are not eligible for
the Matching Gift Program, are supported significantly with contributions
from Boeing and the Employees Community Fund.)
To be sure of an institution's eligibility, review the Matching Gift
form, which is downloadable from http://community. web.boeing.com/cc_gift.cfm
on the Boeing Web. Or contact the program administrator toll-free at 1-888-531-GIFT
(4438) or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the Boeing Matching Gift Program
Following are answers to some frequently asked questions about
the Boeing Matching Gift Program:
Q. Who is eligible?
A. Active employees, active employees of a wholly owned subsidiary,
retirees, and members of the Boeing Board of Directors and the spouses
or domestic partners of any of the above mentioned participants.
Q. How do I know if the subsidiary
I work for is eligible?
A. Active employees of wholly owned subsidiaries are the only eligible
matching gift participants. Visit http://law.whq.boeing.com/corpsec/subsidiarylist.pdf
on the Boeing Web to determine subsidiary eligibility.
Q. What are the minimum and the maximum
amounts that the company will match for an employee?
A. The minimum match per eligible individual per calendar year is
$25, and the maximum is $6,000 per individual or household. If both
husband and wife are Boeing employees, the maximum amount per household
is $12,000. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar to all eligible
organizations for all eligible participants except retirees. Boeing
retirees and their spouses or domestic partners donations will be
matched at 50 percent (50 cents for every $1 contributed) up to
$3,000 per year.
Q. What organizations are eligible
for matching gifts?
A. The match will be made to K-12 and higher education institutions,
accredited technical schools, nonprofit cultural and arts organizations,
including nonprofits that support land trusts and publicly owned
parks. To be sure of the institution’s eligibility, review
the gift matching form or contact the program administrator. The
toll-free number is 1-888-531-GIFT (4438) or e-mail email@example.com.
Q. Health and human service organizations
are not in the list of eligible organizations. Why aren’t
they included in the new program?
A. Health and human service organizations are supported significantly
by Boeing corporate contributions and through the Employee Community
Q. Can I request matching funds any
time during the year?
A. Yes. Gifts are eligible for matching up to one year from the
date the gift was made. The company’s matching checks will
be distributed on a quarterly basis to eligible organizations.
Q. How do I find out how much I have
given to the program and when my gift is matched?
A. There are two ways to find out how much you have given and when
your gift is matched. The first is by making a gift online by going
to www.easymatch.com/boeing. Online users have visibility of all
of the gifts they make and are notified when their gift is matched.
Donors also receive an e-mail confirming every gift that they make.
These e-mails should be retained for record-keeping purposes. If
a donor uses the paper forms, they will be notified via e-mail or
letter on a quarterly basis of all matching gifts once they have
Q. Can I use my BEMS ID on the Matching
Gift form or should I use my Social Security number?
A. You should use your BEMS ID if you have one. If you do not have
a BEMS ID, you may use the last five digits of your Social Security
Q. Why does the form ask for the board
of directors and top five highest paid staff of an organization?
A. This information is required per compliance requirement with
The USA Patriot Act of 2001, the Office of Foreign Assets Control
and the “Best Practices” document released by the U.S.
Department of the Treasury. All either require or recommend increased
due diligence in regard to “Watch Lists” or “Specially
Designated Nationals Lists.”
These lists have the names of companies, groups, and individuals
who are connected with economic and trade sanctions based on U.S.
foreign policy and national security goals targeted towards foreign
countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and
those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons
of mass destruction. All U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens,
entities within the United States, and all U.S.-incorporated entities
and their foreign branches are prohibited from dealing with Specially
Designated Nationals Lists. By following these guidelines and federal
orders, The Boeing Company is protecting its investments in the
communities where our employees live and work.
Q. Does Boeing audit the program?
A. Yes. When Boeing receives credible evidence that the program
rules are being violated, payments are suspended to the organization,
and civil and criminal authorities are notified in appropriate circumstances.
Q. Are domestic partners eligible for
the Matching Gift Program? What is the definition of a domestic
A. Yes. Same sex domestic partners are eligible. Boeing defines
domestic partners as “An individual of the same gender who
lives with the employee in the same permanent residence in a permanent,
exclusive, emotionally committed, and financially responsible relationship
similar to a marriage. A Domestic Partner must be at least 18 years
old, cannot be related to the employee by blood, cannot be married
to or legally separated from another person, cannot be a domestic
partner to anyone else, and cannot be in the relationship with the
employee solely to obtain eligibility under the Program.”