West Virginia Wesleyan College 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 not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all West Virginia Wesleyan College donors have these rights:

  1.  To be informed of the College’s mission, of the way the Wesleyan intends to use donated resources, and one of capacity to use donations for their intended purposes.
  2. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the College’s Board of Trustees, and to expect the Board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  4. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  5. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentially to the extent provided by law.
  6. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing West Virginia Wesleyan College will be professional in nature.
  7. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers or employees of West Virginia Wesleyan College.
  8. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists than West Virginia Wesleyan may intend to share.  Note:  West Virginia Wesleyan does not share donor lists with any outside organization unless it is a project or initiative that is officially approved by the College for institutional research purposes.
  9. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation to West Virginia Wesleyan College and to receive prompt, truthful, and forthright answers.