Donor Bill of Rights
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 nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. 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 their intended purposes.
II. 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.
III. To have access to the organization'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 donation 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 be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has been created to serve organizations that are committed to improving patients' lives through support of research and training that advances the prevention, treatment and cure of allergies, asthma and other immunologic diseases; and fostering and providing financial support for professional career development in the field of allergy, asthma and immunology to increase the number and quality of persons involved in said field and improve access to treatment and cure of allergies, asthma and other immunologic diseases. The corporation is organized, and be operated, exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific, literary or religious purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Code (as defined in Article XIII, below) in furtherance of the above-described objectives. As a Supporting Organization, the corporation is further designed to qualify as a supporting organization operated, supervised or controlled by one or more of the Supported Organizations as described in section 509(a)(3) of the Code and the provisions hereof shall be interpreted accordingly.