Donor Bill of Rights

BC Women’s Hospital Foundation knows that donors are the key to achieving the best possible healthcare for the women, babies and families who come to us in their time of need. 

We believe that when donors interact with us they have the following 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 their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organizations governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To expect that all relationships with individuals representing our organization will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees or hired solicitors.
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

BC Women’s Hospital Foundation respects the privacy and protection of our donors.  We recognize the importance of privacy and are committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of your personal information.  We do not sell or trade any personal information.

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and is endorsed by Imagine Canada.  It has been adopted by our organization.