Donor Bill of Rights

Donor Bill of Rights Small

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is the 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 not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these right:

  • To be informed of the Amarillo College Foundation mission, of the way the Foundation 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 Amarillo College Foundation board and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in it stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the Amarillo College Foundation’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 the Amarillo College Foundation will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the AC Foundation 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.

The Amarillo College Foundation endorses the text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC), Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).