Ensuring True Accessibility to All
Our Scholarship Program ensures the Trail Blazers experience is truly available to everyone. Through this Fund, families can apply for full and partial scholarships, which are awarded based on eligibility. We rely on the generous contributions of donors and sponsors to support the Scholarship Fund.
At Trail Blazers, 85 cents of every donated dollar funds our children and program activities!
Through a matching grant from one of our funders, all donations to the Scholarship Fund through June 15, 2013 are eligible for a dollar for dollar match – doubling your impact!
If you prefer, you may mail a check to our office at 153 West 27th Street, Suite 1102 (Attn: Development) New York, NY 10001. In absence of any directive, donations are assigned to the Scholarship Fund.
Trail Blazer Donor Bill of Rights
A huge thank you to our current funders! We can’t do this work without you and realize that your philanthropy merits our respect and your trust.
To ensure that our donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in supporting the Trail Blazers cause, 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 acknowledgment 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.
This Bill of Rights for charitable givers was developed by the following four industry experts: American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Society of Fund Raising Executives.