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Donor Bill of Rights

We are a success because of you – our donors!

Our commitment to you includes:

  • Use of donations as directed by the donor.
  • Prompt, truthful and forthright answers to inquiries about donations.
  • Appropriate acknowledgement and recognition of gifts.
  • Confidentiality of donor information guaranteed.
  • Anonymity, if requested.
  • Access to current audited financial statements.

We endorse the Donor Bill of Rights which declares that all donors have the right:

I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgement in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by the law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.