Foundation Publications

Click on the links to view some back issues of our About Children magazine.eNewsletter

About Children, Fall- 2016 NEW!
About Children, Summer 2016 (PDF) 
About Children Spring 2016 (PDF)
About Children, Winter 2016 (PDF)
About Children, Winter 2015 (PDF)
About Children, Fall 2015 (PDF)
About Children, Spring 2015 (PDF)
About Children, Winter 2014 (PDF)
About Children, Summer 2014 (PDF)
About Children, Spring 2014 (PDF)
About Children, Fall 2013 (PDF)
About Children, Summer 2013 (PDF)
About Children, Spring 2013 (PDF)
About Children, Fall 2012 (PDF)
About Children, Summer 2012 (PDF)
About Children, Fall 2010 (PDF)
About Children, Summer 2010 (PDF)
About Children, Spring 2010 (PDF)
About Children, Winter 2009 (PDF)
About Children, Fall 2009 (PDF)
About Children‘s, Summer 2009 (PDF)

Click on the links to view our Annual Reports
2013 Annual Report
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation Annual Report 2012 

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 not-for-profit 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 donations 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.

Developed By American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).