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The Community Foundation of Lorain County is dedicated to enriching the lives of those living and working in Lorain County, Ohio.

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 Community Foundation of Lorain County, we declare that all donors have these rights.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  5. To receive prompt acknowledgment and appropriate recognition for all gifts.
  6. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
  8. To be provided with disclosure of all significant parties involved with the Community Foundation of Lorain County.
  9. To be assured that the Community Foundation of Lorain County will not share mailing lists with any other entity.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

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Danielle-Locke
Danielle M. Locke, CAP, MPA
Gift Planning Officer
 

We value community, which we define as putting self aside for the betterment of the whole.

We support innovative programs and act as a catalyst in identifying problems and sharing information with individuals, other foundations, and corporations.

We work to mobilize individuals to become active partners in building a better community.

We provide a permanent instrument for receiving and managing charitable gifts and bequests.

We value integrity, which we define as always doing the right thing.

We exercise and promote leadership in meeting the changing needs and opportunities in the community.

Through our efforts, the Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life and to instill a greater sense of unity in Lorain County.

We believe in purposeful and collaborative community leadership.

We believe strategy, creativity, and adaptability are keys to thriving in a constantly changing world.

We value excellence, which we define as providing the best service to all.

We believe the perpetuity of our efforts are linked to sustainable practices.

We believe integrity is our greatest asset and value trust earned with fiscal responsibility, ethical stewardship, and transparency

We believe access to the CFLC should be fair, inclusive, and equitable.