This program provides an opportunity to support specific, qualified organizations of an employee's choosing. The Foundation’s fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30,
and during each fiscal year the aggregated maximum amount per eligible employee for matching by the Foundation is $5,000 with a minimum of $25. Following are the
details of the program, and thanks for being supportive of our communities.
Employees eligible to participate in the Matching Gift Program include all
salaried and non-seasonal hourly employees of Universal Leaf Tobacco Co., Inc.,
Universal Leaf North America U. S., Inc., Lancaster Leaf Tobacco Company of
Pennsylvania, Inc., Global Laboratory Services, J. P. Taylor Company LLC,
FruitSmart, Silva International, Shank's Extracts and
Universal Corporation Board members.
Generally, organizations that are non-profit and designated to be tax-exempt by
the Internal Revenue Service under 501(c)(3) qualify as recipients for the match.
It is the employee's responsibility to determine if the recipient organization
meets this qualification and, if necessary, provide evidence of the qualification.
Examples of organizations and gifts that are ineligible for a match under the
Employee Matching Gift Program include but are not limited to:
Payments to offset tuition, books, or other student fees