Unity In The Foothills CT is a national organization that serves local independent member organizations. Unity In The Foothills CT form one of the nation’s largest networks of local youth organizations. Unity In The Foothills CT are dedicated to promoting the health, social, educational, vocational and character development of youth throughout the United States of America.

Each Unity In The Foothills CT organization is a separate legal entity; is governed by an independent board of directors, executive committee, or other governing body; and is solely responsible for its own affairs, including, but not limited to, matters of safety, compliance with federal, state, and local laws, physical facilities, uses of technology, finances, policies and programs, and personnel policies and decisions. Each Unity In The Foothills CT has sole authority to hire, terminate, prescribe the duties of and establish the terms of employment of its employees and officers.

As the national organization, Unity In The Foothills CT has no authority with respect to the policies or decisions of Unity In The Foothills CT.

Unity In The Foothills CT Donor Policy

Unity In The Foothills CT believes in safeguarding personal information and ensuring that privacy is respected and protected for donors, local Unity In The Foothills CT, all youth, volunteers, vendors and members of the Alumni & Friends Association. We will use personal information to keep donors, friends, vendors, volunteers and alumni informed of our activities, including our programs, special events and funding needs. We respect all requests to remain anonymous. We will always provide an “opt-out” procedure for donors and others who receive such materials to request that their names be deleted from similar mailings, phone calls, faxes or electronic communications in the future. Donors, friends, volunteers and alumni may contact Unity In The Foothills CT at any time, and we will gladly accommodate your preferences. Individuals may choose to opt out of electronic communication including emails and faxes. Individuals may also request that their record be flagged as “Do Not Call.” Unity In The Foothills CT will honor all or a combination of these “opt out” preferences.

Donor Information

Collection of Data: Unity In The Foothills CT collects personal data through event registration, email subscription, online donation services, postal mail, wire transfer, phone and other electronic means. We only collect this information when users submit it voluntarily or through Unity In The Foothills CT’s website. If a user prefers not to submit such information online, they may contact Unity In The Foothills CT to determine an appropriate channel to transmit this information.

    • We may collect a person’s first name, last name, email address, company, position, secondary email address, address, city, state, zip code, and phone numbers (home, work, or mobile). We may collect event-specific information pertaining to a person’s attendance, corporate affiliation, meal preferences and guests.
    • We may collect the provided name and email of a spouse, contributor or foundation to facilitate the recognition for a gift. This confidential information is kept on file for IRS purposes.
  • Unity In The Foothills CT complies with CANSPAM, and at any time donors, volunteers, alumni and friends may “opt- out” or be removed from our contact lists and can unsubscribe to emails. Unity In The Foothills CT will discontinue contact with any person upon oral or written request.

Sharing of Data: We respect our donors’ choices and control over their information.  You, as a donor, may at any time have your name excluded from any donor list exchange activity.  To ask that your name be excluded from list exchange activity or to otherwise change how Unity In The Foothills CT contacts you, please email us at [email protected].

    • Annual Report: Unity In The Foothills CT publishes a list of the names of donors over a designated amount in its annual report. Options for anonymous giving and “opt-out” selections are available. Please contact Unity In The Foothills CT for these requests.
    • Non-profit Sharing: Unity In The Foothills CT may share donor names and email/mailing addresses with other reputable nonprofit organizations on a limited basis in exchange for limited access to the names, email, and addresses of their constituents. We have found this is a cost-effective method of reaching additional potential constituents. These organizations will not have continued access to your name and address unless you choose to respond to their initial mailing. We do not share mobile/cell phone data in connection with this list exchange. Unity In The Foothills CT never sends out mailings on behalf of other organizations.
    • Unity In The Foothills CT Sharing: If an individual requests that information be shared with a Unity In The Foothills CT will comply with his or her wishes. From time to time, Unity In The Foothills CT will share donor or prospective donor information with Clubs to ensure collaborative efforts.
    • Employee Giving: Some corporations support Unity In The Foothills CT through employee giving programs and campaigns. Generally these are managed by the corporation and are processed through payroll deductions. Unity In The Foothills CT seeks permission from the corporation and the individual employee before adding any employees to the Unity In The Foothills CT database. Unity In The Foothills CT may share cumulative giving totals with the partner but will not share individual donor/employee names.
    • Employees may participate in matching gift programs with their employers. Matching gift requests are sent to the corporation for processing with the knowledge of the employee and the appropriate paperwork.

Unity In The Foothills CT expects vendors to uphold privacy guidelines. We do not authorize these service providers to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. If data is shared, a Non-Disclosure Agreement will be entered into with the vendor.

Donor Bill of Rights: This Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. Unity In The Foothills CT believes in and upholds this Bill of Rights in all donor interactions.

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 ensure 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 they are asked to support, 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 appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
  6. To be assured that information about their donation 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.