Your gift to the BridgeValley Foundation is tax-deductible in the calendar year in which it is received. Thank you for your support!
- Cash and Pledges. Gifts can be made by cash, check or credit card. Gifts and pledges should be made using our Donation Form, or credit card gifts may be made online.
- Gift of Education. Honor or memorialize someone important in your life by giving the Gift of Education. You can support scholarships by making a donation in another person's name for holidays, birthdays, weddings, graduations, or any other important occasion. The BridgeValley Foundation acknowledges all gifts in writing, and will send a customized occasion card to your honoree.
- Gifts in Kind. Some donors choose to make a gift of materials or equipment. If you are considering such a gift, please contact the Foundation.
- Planned Gifts. Planned gifts are commitments that are arranged today but generally come to the BridgeValley Foundation after your lifetime. Some examples include designating a gift in your will, or designating the BridgeValley Foundation as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Your planned gift to the BridgeValley Foundation helps to ensure BridgeValleys’s ability to deliver educational services and scholarships to our community far into the future, while matching your overall financial planning goals.
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, it is declared 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 gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
- To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
- To be assured that information about donations 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 or employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
- To have the opportunity for the donor’s name 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 text of this statement in its entirety was developed by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). (1993)