There are many ways to support
Most donors make gifts and pledge payments by check, credit card, automatic bank drafts or even payroll deduction in the case of Delta State University faculty and staff. Others take advantage of tax savings that come from giving appreciated stocks, shares of mutual funds, or real estate. Donors contribute gifts-in-kind, such as works of art, antique furnishings or rare books and manuscripts for the library. A growing number of alumni and friends incorporate gifts into their financial and estate planning.
The motivations of donors are as varied as the programs and colleges their gifts support. While unrestricted gifts allow DSU the greatest flexibility to allocate funds where they are most needed, donors may designate their gifts to specific colleges, scholarships, professorships, academic units or programs within Delta State University.
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have the following rights:
The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.
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