Donor Bill of Rights

Donor Bill of Rights

Charitable giving to Denver Seminary is based on voluntary action for the fulfillment of the Seminary’s mission. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the Christian ethos and worldview. These rights are presented to assure that we honor the generous giving of our donors, merit the respect and trust that they have placed in us, and ensure donors’ full confidence in the Seminary. We commit to upholding the following donor rights:

  1. To be informed of Denver Seminary’s mission, of the way the Seminary 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 Denver Seminary's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To obtain Denver Seminary's most recent audited financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate and timely receipt of gift(s).
  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality as determined by the donor, to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing Denver Seminary of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
Adapted from statements adopted by Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), 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).

 

Donor Bill of Rights PDF

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