We believe transparency is important

For nearly 70 years, donor support for Gompers mission to provide innovative opportunities for people with disabilities has been essential to the high-quality of our programming. Estate gifts have funded capital projects and retired debt, which allows our nonprofit to own outright our Phoenix and Glendale campuses and our large fleet of accessible vans.

Annual gifts fund our Assistive Technology program, which is critical to increasing independence and communication for the individuals we serve.

As an organization deeply grateful for ongoing community support, we believe in transparency in our finances and governing policies, especially those policies which may directly impact the acceptance, investment and spending of donor gifts. These policies are available for public review below.

A 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 that they are asked to support, we declare that all donors to Gompers 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 appropriate acknowledgment and recognition.
  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 informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  9. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
  10. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Endorsed By:

  • Independent Sector
  • National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC)
  • National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG)
  • Council for Resource Development (CRD)
  • United Way of America

Questions related to these policies may be directed to Development Officer, Austin Hodges Pierce at apierce@gompers.org.