Corporate Matching Funds

Making Your Money Go Further

"As an alumnus of Charter Oak State College I know the benefits of the education that I received. As alumni I'm sure each of you is proud of your accomplishments and when you reflect on them you realize it couldn't have been done without the flexibility of scheduling and the assistance of the dedicated people at Charter Oak."

"In 2001 with a wonderful wife, three college age children and a full time job, I wanted to pursue a higher education but a traditional college curriculum did not fit my schedule. Charter Oak State College was the perfect choice. Charter Oak's scheduling flexibility and affordability enabled me to achieve my goal of completing my degree. Since my graduation in 2004 I have received several promotions and my career is on a great track."

"In today's tough economic times we are all doing everything possible to make our money go a little farther. I have considered different ways of helping Charter Oak continue its great work of offering higher education alternatives to people who could not otherwise fulfill their dreams. When I decided it was my time to give back, I chose to donate to the Charter Oak State College Foundation and was amazed how easy it was to get the foundation added to my company's matching gift program. I filled out one online form and the charity was recognized within 24 hours. This allowed me to give to the charity through our payroll deduction program and my company matched my donation dollar for dollar."

"I know these are difficult times but I urge every one of you to consider finding a way to give to the Charter Oak College Foundation. You may also have a very easy way to double the power of your money and benefit this great organization. If you find it in your heart to give, please take a little extra time to see if you have access to a charitable gift matching program. Giving back is extremely rewarding and being able to increase the impact of your contribution is even more gratifying personally and a huge benefit to the Charter Oak State College Foundation."

Michael Marusa, B.S. 2004

The Foundation Board appreciates the help of the many corporations that have provided over $20,000 in matching funds to Charter Oak State College's Foundation efforts.

Aetna Foundation

Annie E. Casey Foundation


Avaya Communications

Bank of America

Bank of New York

Barnes Group Foundation

Capital Group

Cardinal Health Company

Cigna Corporation

Dominion Foundation

Georgia Pacific


The Hartford Courant / Tribune

The Hartford

Harley-Davidson Foundation

Home Depot Foundation

Lenox, Inc.

Lincoln Financial Group

The Markel Match

Meredith Foundation

Oracle Corporation

Pfizer, Inc.

Raytheon Corporation

Reader's Digest

Siemen's Corporation

Stanley Works

United Technologies

Walt Disney Company Foundation

Xerox Corporation

Thank you for considering this valuable option!