Donor Bill of Rights

The American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) created the Donor Bill of Rights. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.

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 public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:



To be informed of the organization’s mission,
of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for there intended purposes.


To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality
to the extent provided by law.


To be informed of the identity of those
serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent
judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.


To expect that all relationships with
individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.


To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.


To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.


To be assured their gifts will be used for the purpose for which they were given.


To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.


To receive appropriate acknowledgement
and recognition.


To feel free to ask questions when
making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.


Gifts to the Wilson Health Foundation should be mailed to:

Wilson Health Foundation
915 W. Michigan St.
Sidney, OH 45365

For more information please contact Karla Young, Executive Director, at (937) 498-5572, or Jenny Huelskamp, Foundation Marketing Liaison, at (937) 498-5540.

This information is not intended as financial or legal advice. For financial or legal advice, please consult your financial advisor or attorney.