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 ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these 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 organization’s 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 acknowledgement 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 organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization 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.
  • The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Puget Sound Privacy Statement
The information you provide will be used by the University of Puget Sound for the purpose of correctly allocating, crediting, and acknowledging your gift. The university limits the release of information and does not share information for political purposes or with individuals or companies outside of the University of Puget Sound community except under very limited circumstances. As a benefit to our constituents, the University of Puget Sound seeks out affinity partners that will offer services and products to alumni at prices lower than those typically available to the general public. Vendors must agree to use the information only for the purpose approved by the university and the sale or transfer of the information by the vendor is strictly prohibited.

Security Statement
When you give online to the University of Puget Sound, your transaction is protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) version 3 certificates issued by Versign Corporation. This industry-standard technology encrypts the information you provide before it is sent to the university. This protects all of your personal information so it cannot be read as it travels across the Internet.

Additional Policies and Procedures can be found here.