Since 2002, using data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. Forbes
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“Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas’ coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Ken Berger, President and CEO, Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, approximately a quarter of the charities we evaluate have received our highest rating, indicating that Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas outperforms most other charities in America. This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
“Today’s donors are demanding that non-profit organizations be fiscally accountable and good stewards of the financial resources that they are providing,” said Erin Michel, Chief Development Officer for Make-A-Wish®
North Texas. “To that end, they are looking to independent auditors, such as Charity Navigator, as they research the charities that they are looking to support.”
“Through the dedicated efforts of our Board of Directors and staff, we have earned a 4-star rating and can assure our supporters that we are maximizing the impact of their donations,” said Scotty Landry, Make-A-Wish North Texas president & CEO.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas’ rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of mid-to-large sized charities that garner roughly 50% of all private contributions made in the USA each year (not including houses of worship). Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 201, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.