Where Generosity Is Balanced By Gratitude
Education at Lipscomb Academy is a community endeavor. It takes all of us to make it a success—every teacher, parent, alumnus and community member.
Lipscomb Academy teaches students to live to serve. But guiding children in generosity also relies on generosity. It requires support. It asks all those who believe in our mission to come together and give of their time, talents, and resources.
Our educational philosophy extends directly our fundamental beliefs:
- God is creator and owner of all things.
- We are stewards of all His blessings.
- God receives the praise for all we accomplish.
- Giving is a spiritual discipline and sacred trust.
With these principles, we stay true to our long legacy of graduating young people who make a positive difference in the lives of their families, communities, and churches. These principles also tell us that upholding our legacy requires the combined effort of all us, fulfilling God’s call to service.
Donate to Lipscomb Academy today, and your gift will enable students to find their purpose and Lipscomb Academy to continue in ours.
DONOR BILL OF RIGHTS
We endorse and adopt the “Donor Bill of Rights” which 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.
“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:
I. 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.
II. 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.
III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.