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Donor Bill of Rights

Your rights and expectations as a donor

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to 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 rights:

  1. To be informed of the Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA’s (EAWCP’s) mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the EAWCP’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgement in stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the EAWCP’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing the EAWCP will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the EAWCP, or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists.
  10. To assure individuals that the EAWCP does not share or sell information to any other entity or organization.