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. Davidson College seeks to responsibly encourage this action among its students, employees, alumni, and supporters.
This policy seeks to ensure 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 sponsored by the college.
The college shall engage donors in a responsible, courteous, and professional manner at all times.
The Donor Relations Director shall oversee this policy and review it at least once every two years. Changes to this policy shall be made in accordance with the college's Policy on Policies.
The American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) have adopted the following statements to protect donors and encourage responsible practices by Donor Relations staff. Davidson College agrees with these statements and aspires to extend these rights to all donors:
Last Revised: 9/16/15