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Donor Bill of Rights

To ensure your confidence in the St. John’s mission and the causes you support, we declare the following donor rights:
  1. Donations will be used solely to further the mission of the University.
  2. Information from or about a donor will be held in the strictest confidence and shall not be disclosed without the consent of the donor.
  3. Designated donations shall be used for the purposes for which they were given. If conditions do not make this possible, then alternative use(s) will be negotiated with the donor.
  4. Donor will receive a tax receipt for charitable donations.
  5. Donations for events (e.g. ticket sales) will disclose the actual amount of the ticket price that is receiptable as a charitable donation.
  6. All communication with individuals representing the University will be conducted in a professional manner.
  7. The University shall honor any donor’s request not to be contacted with concerning any fundraising activities.
  8. Donors, upon request, are entitled to the following information at no charge: the most recent St. John’s University Annual Report, audited financial statements, and a listing of the Board of Trustees.
  9. Financial reports will be factual and accurate.
  10. Solicitations for donations will be truthful and accurately reflect the mission of the University.
  11. All fundraising activities conducted on behalf of the University by volunteers or staff shall be conducted with fairness and integrity.
  12. Donors will receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  13. Information about a donor’s gift will be handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  14. Donors will be encouraged to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.