Western Reserve Public Media

Matching Gifts

Matching Gifts Make A Difference!

You can DOUBLE or even TRIPLE your contribution to Western Reserve PBS at no additional cost to YOU, if you work for one of the more than 100 companies in our viewing area that have a Matching Gifts program.

Sound interesting? Then please read on!

We all look for ways to stretch our dollars and make them work harder for us. Matching Gifts are an effective way to accomplish this goal. The additional dollars generated by a match to your contribution are an important source of income for Western Reserve PBS and really make a difference in helping us purchase and broadcast the programs you and your family enjoy watching on your PBS station.


You can participate in Matching Gifts by following five EASY steps …

  1. Check our list of Matching Gifts companies to determine if your employer matches contributions. (If your employer is not listed, check with the personnel office at your company.)

  2. Check with your employer to determine if you are eligible for a match. Many companies will match contributions made by active employees, retirees and spouses.

  3. If you are eligible for a match, ask your employer for a Matching Gifts application form.

  4. Complete the application and return it with your contribution (unless instructed otherwise by your employer). Send to:
          Western Reserve PBS
          P.O. Box 5191
          Kent, OH 44240-5191

  5. We will verify receipt of your contribution and forward the application to your employer for a match.


That’s it, except for TWO important notes

  • If you are paying on the installment plan, you can either forward your completed application with your first payment and we will keep it on file until your contribution is fulfilled, or you can submit the application with your final payment. Do what is most convenient for you.

  • Even if you have already submitted your contribution, you can still send us a Matching Gifts application form for processing.


THANK YOU for supporting Matching Gifts. If you have any questions, please contact Membership at 1-800-554-4549.

These companies and their subsidiaries match contributions made to Western Reserve PBS and Fusion.

360° Communications


Abbott Laboratories


Aid Association for Lutherans

AK Steel Foundation

Allied Signal, Inc.

American Express Co.

American International Group

Aon (formerly Hewitt)


Armco, Inc.

Astra Merck Inc.


Automatic Data Processing

Avon Products, Inc.


Bank of America

BD Giving Station

BF Goodrich

Black & Decker Corp.

BP Amoco


Caterpillar, Inc.

Centel Corp.

Champion Int’l.

Chase Manhattan Corp.

Chevron Corp.

Chicago Title and Trust Co.

Ciba Corning Diagnostics Corp.


Citibank/Citicorp, N.A.


CNA Ins. Cos.

Coca-Cola Co.

Consolidated Natural Gas
   East Ohio Gas Co.

Continental Corp.


DEKALB Genetics Corp.

Deluxe Corp.



Eaton Corp.

Ecolab, Inc.

Eli Lilly

Emerson Electric Co.

Equitable Life Assurance

Exxon Corp.


First Energy

Follett Corporation


Fortune Brands, Inc.


GATX Corp.

General Cinema Corp.
   Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co.

General Dynamics Corp.

General Electric

General Mills

Georgia Pacific Corp.

GKN Foundation


Hartford Steamboiler Inspection and Ins. Co.

H.J. Heinz
   Ore-lda Foods, Inc.

Honeywell, Inc.


Household Int’l.


IBM Corp.

Idex Corp.

Illinois Tool Works

Imo Industries


John Hancock Mutual Life

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Johnson & Johnson

J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc.


Kaiser Permanente +

Kellogg Co.

Kemper Securities Group, Inc.

Kennametal, Inc.

Kessler Group

Key Corp.

K-Mart Corp.


Land O'Lakes

Lockheed Martin

Lubrizol Corp.

Lucent Technologies


M.A. Hanna Co.

Martin Marietta Corp.

Master Builders, Inc.

May Dept. Stores Co.


McDonald’s Corp.

MCI Telecommunications

Merck & Co., Inc.

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.

Mineral Technologies Inc. (MTI)

Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. (3M)

Mobil Corp.

Moen, Inc.

Monsanto Co.

Morton Int’l. Inc.


Nabisco Brands, Inc.

NCR Corp.

Nordson Corp.

Norton Co.

Olin Corp.


Paramount Communications

PepsiCo, Inc.

Pfizer, Inc.

Philip Morris Cos., Inc.
   General Foods

Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Pittway Corp.

Polaroid Corp.

PPG Industries

Progressive Insurance



Quaker Oats Co.


Ralston Purina Co.

RJR Nabisco, Inc.

Rockwell Automation


Sara Lee Corp.


Scott Paper Co.

Sony Corp.

Southern Bell Corp. Foundation


Stanley Works

Sun Company, Inc.


Tandy Corp.

Texas Instruments, Inc.

Textron, Inc.

Times Mirror

Time Warner, Inc.

Toro Corp.

Transamerica Corp.
   Budget Rent-A-Car


TRW, Inc.


Unilever U.S., Inc.
   Lever Bros. Co.

Union Pacific Corp.

United Parcel Service

United States Gypsum Co.

United Technologies Corp.


U.S. Bank


West Group

Westinghouse Electric Corp.

W.W. Grainger, Inc.



Exceptions … as always!

+ Indicates application and payment must be sent directly to employer for processing.


plus …

  • If you don’t see your company on our list and you know it has a Matching Gifts program, please let us know and we’ll be happy to add it to our list!

  • If you are unsure whether your company has a Matching Gifts program, check with your personnel or human resources department. Generally, Matching Gifts programs are considered an employee benefit.

  • If your company does not have a Matching Gifts program and you would like to see it start one, let us know.



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