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

The Watershed Game – Training the Trainer Workshop

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Watershed Game is an interactive tool that helps individuals understand the connection between land use and water quality. League of Women Voter members and Rotary Club members from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, staff from conservation land trust organizations, Extension and Sea Grant educators, teachers and informal science educators, and community members from the surrounding […] Read More

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Meteors on the Mound

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

JDCF and the Planetary Studies Foundation (PSF) invite the public to a night sky viewing event. As part of the Perseid meteor shower that will be taking place, PSF planetary geologist, Dr. Paul Sipiera will be sharing his expertise in the area of meteorites beginning around 7:30 p.m. At 8:30 p.m., Diane Sipiera, Executive Director of […] Read More

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Creatures of the Night: Owls & Bats

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about some of our nocturnal friends, owls and bats. This program, geared towards a middle school grade level, introduces the life cycle of the owl and its food and habitat. It also identifies the characteristics that make the owl a perfect predator and member of the raptor family. Participants will get to dissect an […] Read More

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Owl Prowl

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening owl-prowl hike at Casper Bluff.  This year, we will be joined by the Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab and Education Center who will bring along a few of their feathered friends for an educational program and meet and greet with live owls before we head out on the trails. There will be […] Read More

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