Match Madness FAQ

Q: What is Match Madness?
A: Match Madness is an annual opportunity for our alumnae/i and friends of Simmons to make an extra impact with their donations to The Simmons Fund. The Trustees of Simmons University have agreed to match every gift made to the annual fund in the month of March, up to 12 times!
Q: I already made a gift this year, does that count?

A: No, unfortunately it does not.  (But thank you for your gift!)  An additional gift of any amount during March will count toward Match Madness. 

Q: I made a pledge earlier this year. If I pay that off during March, will it be matched?

A: Yes! Payments to previous pledges will be eligible for the Single Gift match, and will receive a dollar-for-dollar match. You can also make a separate Monthly Gift or Three-Year Pledge to unlock an even higher match.

Q: Do pledges made in March count?

A: Only three-year pledges will receive a match automatically. You can make a pledge in March, but it must be fulfilled by March 31 to be matched.

Q: I already have a monthly gift, will the amount I give in March be matched?

A:No, but you are welcome to make a separate one-time gift, or if you increase your monthly amount, we will match the higher total—12 times!

Q: If I give $50 and it is matched $50, does that mean I get credit for giving $100?

A: No.  You would receive credit for giving $50. The amount contributed from our Trustees for the match also will not count toward eligibility for the 1899 Society.

Q: It’s my Reunion year! Will the match amount count toward our Reunion giving total?

A: Yes, as long as your gift is to The Simmons Fund. Many classes have specific fund initiatives that may not be eligible for the match. Contact us if you have a specific question.

Q: Do matching gifts from employers count?

A: No. Only the original gift will be matched.

Q: Is there a goal or limit?

A: Our Trustees have agreed to match donations up to $1,000,000.

Q: Do faculty, staff and undergraduate/graduate students gifts count?  Do Senior Class Gifts count? Do Reunion gifts count?

A:  Yes! All new unrestricted gifts made during the month of March to The Simmons Fund count. 

Q: Can I give through a check in the mail?

A: Yes! Your gift must be received or postmarked by March 31.