The Spirit of Giving Match Program is designed to match donations by Westar Energy employees. The minimum annual gift that will be matched is $100, and the maximum gift is $500 per household, per year, excluding Higher Education matches.
Spirit of Giving Matches can be matched through a donation of time or dollars through the following components:
All Spirit of Giving Matches (excluding Higher Education) will be made to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, within the Westar Energy service territory, and should fall into one of these categories:
In order to qualify for the Higher Education Match Program, a recipient organization must meet the following requirements:
The Your Gift, Your Choice campaign is Westar's employee giving campaign that features a slate of organizations tailored to each work location, based on input from employees. The campaign includes organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Harvesters, Flint Hills Breadbasket, Kansas Food Bank Warehouse and United Way, just to name a few. The amount of direction of the employee's gift will be their choice. The Westar Energy Foundation offers a $1:$1 match to employee pledges.
This year's results are pleasing. Significant dollars were raised in support of community groups. For those in need, donated time and dollars pledged are the greatest gift.