St. Vincent Early Learning Center

Donor Bill of Rights


Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support,

St. Vincent Early Learning Center declares that all of our donors have the following rights:




To be informed of our mission, of the way we intend to use donated resources,

and of our capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.




To be informed of the identity of those serving on our Board of Trustees,

and to expect the Board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.




To have access to the our 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.




To feel free to ask questions when making a donation

and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.




Developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP),

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)