Donor Bill of Rights

Glenmary honors the sacred bond between its donors and the Society by supporting best practices and procedures to secure gifts. This bond is validated through phone calls, visits, mailings, donor gatherings, mission appeals and other presentations throughout the year.

Glenmary’s donors have the following rights: 1

  • To be informed of the Society’s mission, the way in which donated resources are used, and its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To know who the members of the Glenmary Executive Council are, and to expect it to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  • To know their donations will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To be informed that Glenmary does not sell or trade its donor personal or contact information with anyone else, nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations.
  • 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 Glenmary employees or volunteers.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

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1 Glenmary acknowledges the following organizations whose vision in 1993 developed the conceptual framework for these guidelines: American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP), Asociation for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).