Initiative Campaign

Donor Bill of Rights

Queen's University upholds the Donor Bill of Rights and pledges that donors will:

  • Be informed of Queen's mission, of the way Queen's intends to use donated resources, and of Queen's capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes

  • Be informed of the identity of those serving on Queen's governing board, and expect the board to exercise prudent judgement in its stewardship responsibilities

  • Have access to Queen's most recent financial statements

  • Be assured your gifts will be used by Queen's for the purposes for which they were given

  • Receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition from Queen's

  • Be assured that information about your donations to Queen's is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law

  • Be assured that Queen's relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to you will be professional in nature

  • Be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of Queen's or hired solicitors

  • Have the opportunity to delete your name from mailing lists that Queen's may intend to share

  • Be able to ask questions when making a donation to Queen's and receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers

Philanthropy is based upon 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] organization, we declare that all donors have these rights.

Condensed from "A Donor Bill of Rights" as prepared by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) et al.