HAVERFORD, Pa. — March 15, 2010 — For a fifth consecutive year, Haverford, Pa.-based Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) has been recognized as a "Four Star Charity" by leading nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator, again earning the highest rating for charities.
"We are honored to receive this rating for the fifth year in a row," said Jean A. Sachs, MSS, MLSP, chief executive officer of LBBC. "It highlights our dedication to being good stewards of the money we raise. In these challenging economic times, we remain committed to increasing our programs and services so that women affected by breast cancer have a place to turn for information and support."
According to its website, Charity Navigator is the largest charity evaluator in America. The organization guides intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health of more than 5,000 charities. Charity Navigator is a non-profit organization which accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased results.
"Only 5% of the charities we rate have received at least five consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Living Beyond Breast Cancer consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America," said Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger in the letter announcing the rating. "This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Living Beyond Breast Cancer from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."
Charity Navigator’s rating system is based on an evaluation of organizational efficiency and capacity, including program expenses, fundraising efficiency, primary revenue growth, and working capital ratio in comparison with the performances of similar charities.
You can view LBBC’s rating by visiting charitynavigator.org and searching for Living Beyond Breast Cancer. To make a donation to LBBC, visit lbbc.org or call (610) 645-4567.
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Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Programs and services include lbbc.org, the Survivors’ Helpline at (888) 753-LBBC (5222), conferences, teleconferences, networking programs, newsletters, publications and recordings.