Donor Bill of Rights
The MISSION of the Macular Degeneration Association is to find a cure for macular degeneration through funding research, while providing education and services that improve the quality of life now for macular patients and their caregivers.
To fulfill this mission:
- The Macular Degeneration Association
- Funds Research
- Publishes Scientific Findings
- Advocates for Scientific Research and the Rights of People with macular degeneration
- Promotes Macular Awareness by means of Local and National Outreach
- Funds Educational Conferences with Renowned Expert Speakers in the Field
Gifts and Donations made to the Macular Degeneration Association may be given for either general or specific purposes. Records of where your donation has been used will be happily made available upon request.
Acknowledgement letters are provided to individuals and corporations, as well as approved Tributes to donors on our websites. Please let us know if you wish to be added to our online Tribute page.
All staff members sign a non-discrimination and etiquette agreement upon hiring. Macular Degeneration Association has a ZERO tolerance policy when it comes to these matters.
All Solicitations will include a statement of source so that contributors are made aware that they are being contacted by the Macular Degeneration Association and which type of entity is being used to contact them. Macular Degeneration Association volunteers, employees or hired solicitors (if any) will be required to provide donors with a phone number, mailing address and email address where the donationcan be made should they prefer to donate in ways other than by direct contact.
To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
No question will be refused. If we don’t know the answer we will get it and return your call or letter promptly!