Donor Privacy Policy

Gateways: Access to Jewish Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible, as allowable by law. Donors should defer to a tax professional for specifics regarding tax deductibility of cash and in-kind gifts, as event tickets and similar items may not be 100% deductible.

We value our donors and we take their privacy seriously. Gateways respects the privacy of the personal and organizational information that we are privileged to acquire. Our commitment to privacy includes how we obtain, use, protect, and share information. Information you provide to us is understood to be in agreement with the policies detailed below. You may find our general privacy policy online.

Gateways collects and uses personal information such as name, address, phone number and email address when an individual or organization voluntarily provides it to us. Requested information on voluntary forms is used to provide the services that you request, such as event registration, to make donations, and to provide feedback.

We will not sell, trade or share a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. Contributing individuals and organizations are traditionally listed by name in publications such as our annual reports, but we honor requests from those who wish to be listed as Anonymous.

Only authorized staff members (including those who need the information to perform a specific task) at Gateways have access to your voluntarily provided information.

Gateways keeps a record of each donor's giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used by the Development Department to analyze overall giving patterns for future budget projections.

To review or correct your personal contact information or to make changes to your recorded preferences (i.e. receipt of mailings and acknowledgements), please contact Gateways: Access to Jewish Education by phone at (617) 630-9010 x114, by email at development@jgateways.org, or by postal mail to:

Development Department
Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459

Donor Bill of Rights

Gateways subscribes to 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.

Donor Bill of Rights

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.