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 ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the non-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, Truckee Meadows Community College Foundation declares that all donors have these rights.
- To be informed of TMCC’s mission, of the way the College 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 College’s Foundation Board of Trustees, and to expect the Board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities
- To have access to the TMCC 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 organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, College employees or hired solicitors
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers
This text was modified for use by the Truckee Meadows Community College Foundation. It is based on text that was 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), and most recently adopted by those agencies in November 1993.