Code of Ethics

The Foundations Board members have pledged to follow the Association of Fundraising Professionalsí Code of Ethics as found here

The Foundationís Directors shall not engage in activities that harm the Foundation's organization or donors.

The Foundation shall not engage in activities that conflict with their fiduciary, ethical and legal obligations to their organizations and their clients.

The Foundation shall effectively disclose all potential and actual conflicts of interest; such disclosure does not preclude or imply ethical impropriety.

The Foundation shall comply with all applicable local, state, provincial, federal, civil and criminal laws.

The Foundationís Directors recognize their individual boundaries of competence and are forthcoming and truthful about their professional experience and qualifications.

The Foundation shall take care to ensure that all solicitation materials are accurate and correctly reflect the organization's mission and use of solicited funds.

The Foundation shall take care to ensure that donors receive informed, accurate and ethical advice about the value and tax implications of contributions.

The Foundation shall take care to ensure that contributions are used in accordance with donors' intentions.

The Foundation shall take care to ensure proper stewardship of philanthropic contributions, including timely reports on the use and management of such funds.

The Foundation shall not disclose privileged or confidential information to unauthorized parties.

The Foundation shall adhere to the principle that all donor and prospect information created by, or on behalf of, an organization is the property of that organization and shall not be transferred or utilized except on behalf of that organization.

The Foundation shall, when stating fundraising results, use accurate and consistent accounting methods that conform to the appropriate guidelines adopted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).