Donor Bill of Rights

The following Tennessee Technological University Donor Bill of Rights was adopted from a Donor Bill of Rights that was developed by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).

Philanthropy directed to Tennessee Tech is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the excellence of the Tennessee Tech educational experience. To assure that Tennessee Tech merits your respect and trust and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in Tennessee Tech and the causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors and prospective donors have these rights:

  • To be informed of Tennessee Tech's mission and the way it intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for the intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on the TTU Foundation and to expect the Foundation to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to Tennessee Tech's most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used for the purpose for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and 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 Tennessee Tech or hired solicitors. (NOTE: Tennessee Tech does not use hired solicitors at this time.)
  • To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from any published list or lists that may be shared with a third party.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
  • To request and expect anonymity, if desired.
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