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Donor Privacy Policy

Values Your privacy is very important to the Board of Directors and staff of the Assistance League® of Los Angeles. The continued success of League programs depends on the good will and generosity of its supporters. The League is committed to keep you abreast of progress in serving the families of Los Angeles, but not at the expense of violating your privacy. If you feel that your privacy has been compromised, or that the League has misused your information in any way, please email your concerns to advancement@assistanceleaguela.org or call 323.469.1973.

Donor Identity Protection The League is grateful for the donations that help us continue our valuable work. It is very important to us that your personal information remain secure. When you donate to the League online, your credit card information is secured by a reputable security company. Also, your credit card number is used only for that particular transaction and is not stored. You will notice in your website address bar that the domain name starts with an “https” on those donation pages. This means that information entered on those pages is encrypted for your security. This actually makes it more secure than using a credit card in physical form at a store for example. If you have any questions regarding the security of your credit card donation online, please e-mail advancement@assistanceleaguela.org for more information.

Use of Donor Information You are not required to provide any personal information on the League website unless you choose to do so. The League does ask for personal information on its online donation pages to properly enable donation transaction processing. The League uses this information to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes. If you are making a donation in honor of or in memory of someone, the League will not use their personal information for any purpose other than sending the acknowledgment card. The League does not copy, reproduce, publish, post, distribute, share or sell the name, personal contact information or description of donors or potential donors to any outside individual or business. Exceptions are those required by laws, requested in grant applications or in connection with bank credit or debit card transactions that may be made without prior knowledge or consent of the donor.

Donor Acknowledgement The League acknowledges donors by name and/or description of donation, in certain printed material such as newsletters, brochures, annual reports, press releases, event invitation or programs, stationery, solicitation letters or other means of expressing appreciation for the donor’s assistance. A donor wishing to view samples of these publications may contact the League at 826 Cole Ave., Los Angeles, CA or development@assistanceleaguela.org. If a donor chooses to opt out of any acknowledgment listings in printed material, the donor’s name and address are made available only to members and/or staff of the League who are responsible for managing the business of the corporation. A printed copy of the League’s Donor Privacy Policy will be mailed to donor upon request and is also available on the corporation’s website at www.assistanceleaguela.org.


Donor Bill of Rights

At the Assistance League® of Los Angeles, we believe philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. The League’s members have a long tradition of generosity that has improved the quality of life for countless children in Los Angeles. To ensure that current and prospective donors can have full confidence in the Assistance League® of Los Angeles and its programs, the Board of Directors declares that all League donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of the League’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 League’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the League’s most recent financial statements.
  4. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were made.
  5. To receive appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. To be assured that their personal information, and information about their giving, is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  7. To expect that all communication and relations with individuals and organizations referred by donors will be discreet and professional in nature.
  8. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the League or hired solicitors.
  9. To have assurance that the League will not under any circumstances, share their personal or contact information with third parties.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.