Donor Bill of Rights

 At The Dorothy Ley Hospice, we believe in trust. We know that public support is essential to ensure that everyone in our community who needs it has access to quality hospice palliative care. We also know that the public's trust in The Dorothy Ley Hospice is essential to engaging that support. We therefore strive to ensure that all of those who invest in our work have full knowledge and confidence in our organization. Toward this goal, we subscribe to the Donor Bill of Rights developed by the Association for Fundraising Professionals. This Bill declares that all of our donors have the following rights:

  • To be informed of our mission, of the way we intend to use donated resources, and of our capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on our 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 your gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about your 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 your name to be deleted from mailing lists that we may intend to share.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

For more information about giving to The Dorothy Ley Hospice, please contact a member of our Fund Development team at (416) 626-0116, send an e-mail or donate online.