Donor Bill of Rights

A gift to the Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio is the beginning of a shared partnership to provide quality care and services to persons with developmental disabilities. We truly value this shared commitment and know that it is important for you to feel confident that your donation has been used the way in which you intend. 

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 nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare 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 their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given. 
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  • To be assured that information about their 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 their names 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. 

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2149 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43620

Phone: 419-243-9178
Fax: 419-243-4450

Email: toledo@lssnwo.org

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio

Lutheran Social Services of Northwestern Ohio (LSSNWO) is a faith-based agency founded in 1911 by the Fremont Conference of the American Lutheran Church. LSSNWO is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and recognized by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). More than 200 Lutheran congregations in Northwestern Ohio are corporate members of LSSNWO. Lutheran Social Services also is a member of one of the nation’s largest service organization – Lutheran Services of America.