Philanthropy is defined by goodwill to fellowmen; especially: active effort to promote human welfare.
The tradition of caring and sharing is primary to the quality of life of our community.
To ensure that our donors have full confidence that their act of generosity is handled with the utmost trust and respect, we declare that all donors and prospective donors have the following rights:
- To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization tends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
- To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
- To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.