Investor 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 ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that investors and prospective investors can have full confidence in United Way of McLean County, we declare that all investors have these rights:
- To be informed of United Way of McLean County’s mission, of the way it uses donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
- To be informed of the identity of those serving on United Way of McLean County’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
- To have access to United Way of McLean County’s most recent audited financial statements.
- To reserve the right as an investor to specifically target your gift according to approved standards.
- To be assured that information about your donation is handled with confidentiality to the extent provided by law and requested by the investor.
- To be assured United Way of McLean County will not sell or distribute names or information to any other party.
- To expect that all relationships with individuals representing United Way of McLean County will be professional in nature.
- To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt and honest answers.
- To give without being coerced by United Way of McLean County or our representatives in the workplace.