Donor Bill of Rights

To ensure that Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) receives the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors have confidence in the Foundation and the causes the Foundation supports, we declare that all donors have these rights:

  1. To be informed of JDCF’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 as a Trustee on the JDCF board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  3. To have access to the Foundation’s annual reports and 990 forms.
  4. To be assured your gift will be used for the purposes for which they were intended.
  5. To receive appropriate and timely acknowledgment and recognition.
  6. To be assured that relationships with individuals representing the Foundation will be professional in nature.
  7. To be informed if those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of JDCF or hired solicitors.
  8. To ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
  9. To have the opportunity for your name to be kept confidential, and to be deleted from mailing lists that the Foundation may intend to share.
  10. To be assured that requests regarding information and donations will be kept private and honored to the full extent of the law.

Upcoming Events

JDCF’s Biggest Tree Contest

April 1 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

You may hear people speak of them reverently. You might catch word of a “big tree,” an important tree, a “Champion Tree.” But what does this mean? JDCF is sponsoring a Biggest Tree Contest to recognize the largest tree within each of the designated native tree species that grow in Carroll, Jo Daviess, and Stephenson […] Read More

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Experience Horseshoe Mound – A Walking Tour

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of JDCF’s Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Wonder no more and join our Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker, for a one-hour tour to discover the many points of interest atop the mound.  The walk will take place along mowed trails over rolling terrain. We will […] Read More

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Experience Horseshoe Mound – A Walking Tour

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what a guided tour of JDCF’s Horseshoe Mound Preserve would be like? Wonder no more and join our Education and Outreach Manager, Jess Hepker, for a one-hour tour to discover the many points of interest atop the mound.  The walk will take place along mowed trails over rolling terrain. We will […] Read More

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Extreme Weather Events – the impacts to our region & our pocketbooks

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

JDCF is hosting a panel discussion on Extreme Weather:  the impacts on landowners and tax payers.  Steve Keeffer, Jo Daviess County Engineer, Carrie McKillip, president of the National Extension Disaster Preparedness organization, and Justin Gehrts, Galena native and meteorologist with KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids, will present on the impacts and costs of the wave of […] Read More

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