Make a Donation
Thank you for considering making a donation to The Zydeco Historical & Preservation Society, Inc. Unrestricted donations support our efforts to preserve and strengthen Creole and Zydeco Music Culture.
If you would like your gift to be designated to a particular ZHPS initiative, Please indicate your choiceby sending an email letting
us know which of the following you are interested in supporting.
ZHPS Oral History & Restoration Project
The Luke Collins Memorial and Burial Restoration Project
The Zydeco Squeezebox Series
ZydecoOnline.com (Uniting the Zydeco Nation)
The Zydeco Nation Family Medical Fund
The Zydeco Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. welcomes the support of all who care about Zydeco and Creole history and culture. The Zydeco Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 corporation. Your donation is tax-deductable to the extent provided by law.
Z.H.P.S. Donor Bill of Rights
Philanthropic support for the Zydeco Historical & Preservation Society is based on voluntary action, a commitment to preserve irreplaceable aspects of the rural Creole culture of Southwest Louisiana and Texas, as well as facilitate an environment the perpetuates and upholds the common good.
In order to ensure and maintain a healthy philanthropic relationship, the respect and trust of the general public, donors, and prospective donors
To ensure and maintain 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 have adopted the principles laid out in the Donor Bill of Rights. The Donor Bill of Rights is endorsed by numerous non-profit organizations and was created by:
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP),
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
The Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits.
The Donor Bill of Rights sets forth that donors have the right:
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.