Why you're an idiot if you don't max out your company's charitable donation match
Assume you work in Cali and make at least 170k gross.
Assume your company does 1:1 donation match up to 6k (standard G policy). Remember that donations are tax deductible.
The total marginal income tax in Cali at 170k is 32+9.3 (fed+state) = 41.3%
$6000 * 0.587 = $3522
Therefore, if you choose to give up just $3522 in post-tax money, you can have a total charitable impact of $12,000 😮😮
There is such an insanely compelling quantitative incentive to donate $3522 that you'd either have to be ignorant of the math, pathologically irrational or a complete miser to forgo your company's donation match each year.