Responsible Stewardship

Philanthropy comes from a voluntary action for the common good. 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 non-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, The Labouré Society will strive to fulfill the following expectations of our donors.

Donors to The Labouré Society may expect:

I. To be informed of The Labouré Society’s mission, the way The Labouré Society intends to use donated resources, and of The Labouré Society’s capacity to use donations in furtherance of the organization’s mission.

II. To be informed of the identify of those serving on The Labouré Society’s governing board.

III. To have access to The Labouré Society’s annual financial statements.

IV. To receive appropriate acknowledgement of gifts to The Labouré Society.

V. To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VI. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing The Labouré Society will be professional in nature while fostering mutual Christian dignity and respect.

VII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of The Labouré Society, or hired solicitors.

VIII. To have the opportunity for their name to be deleted from mailing lists. To know that their contact information will not be shared with outside organizations.

IX. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt , truthful, and forthright answers.


Based on Principles established by: The American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. As endorsed by The National Catholic Development Conference, and The National Committee on Planned Giving, and the Council for Resource Development.

The Labouré Society has been endorsed by:
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits