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 assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the YWCA, we declare that all donors have these rights:


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


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


III. To have access to the YWCA's most recent financial statements.


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


V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.


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


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


VIII. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from any YWCA mailing list(s) upon request.


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


X. To review the organization's Confict of Interest Policy upon request.

Developed by:
American Association of Fund Raising Counsel
Association for Healthcare Philanthropy
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Association of Fundraising Professionals

Endorsed by:
Independent Sector
National Catholic Development Conference
National Committee on Planned Giving
Council for Resource Development
United Way of America


Proudly Accepted by:
YWCA Trenton