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

Critters of the Night

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join JDCF on Saturday, October 2oth at 10:00 AM to 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 […] Read More

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Keynote Address: Kay Rhoads, Principal Chief of the Sac & Fox Nation

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

To kick off JDCF’s Voices from the Past: An Archaeological & Cultural Symposium, Kay Rhoads, Principal Chief of the Sac and Fox Nation, will give a keynote speech on Friday evening at 7:00 PM at the Hanover Township Park District Building, 500 Fillmore Street, Hanover, IL.  There is a $10.00/person entrance fee for non-JDCF members.

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Voices from the Past: An Archaeological & Cultural Symposium

November 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

JDCF’s Wapello Reserve has many stories to tell about the native people who once inhabited the Mississippi River Driftless area. Exploration of Wapello’s broad terraces show that Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, and Euro-American peoples used the land along the Apple River over many millennia. These occupations left a rich record of artifacts, hearths, storage pits, […] Read More

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Potluck & Program – Citizen Science, Modern Technology & the Conservation of Nature

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Charlie Blake, PhD biologist, will present on Citizen Science, Modern Technology and the Conservation of Nature. Charlie directs RiverWatch, an Illinois statewide citizen science program which monitors stream health. She will be giving an overview of popular phone apps including eBird and iNaturalist and web sites like FieldScope, which allow for far more accurate gathering […] Read More

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