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 our not-for-profit organization,we declare that all donors have these rights:       

  1. To be informed of the Foundation's mission, of the way the Foundation intends to use donated resources.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the Foundation's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgement in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the Foundation's most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
  10. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists and be assured that the Foundation does not share its mailing lists with outside parties.

Woodstock Hospital Foundation Responsibility to Donors policy ( PDF )