Donor Bill of Rights

Your Rights

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that can be traced to the beginning of humanity and continues to be primary to the quality of life today. To assure that your philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the public and that our prospective donors and donees can have full confidence in Wayne Memorial Health Foundation, its affiliates, and our missions of service to the community, the Foundation has adopted the Donor Bill of Rights that follows.

  • 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.
  • 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 acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donations 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 have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.