When Kim Mai Hamilton (BSE CEE ’05, MSE ’05) attended the University of Michigan, she was a scholarship recipient. Fast-forward a few years, she is now a project manager at ExxonMobil interested in giving back to U-M.
Motivated by the 3:1 ExxonMobil match, she contacted the College of Engineering to express her interest in starting an endowed scholarship fund. With her company’s match and a special one-time U-M match, Kim’s personal gift will have a total impact of $185,000 over five years!
What someone might consider to be a small gift could actually be much more impactful thanks to many companies’ matching gift policies. ExxonMobil, for example, presented a check to U-M in May for $207,000…just from matching its employees’ annual donations to U-M.