Komen for the Cure “Outperforms Most Other Charities in America,” Sound Fiscal Management Cited by America’s Leading Charity Evaluator DALLAS – Sept. 3, 2010 –
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, global leader in the breast cancer movement, has received Charity Navigator’s highest rating – four stars –
for the fourth consecutive year. With this rating, Komen for the Cure becomes one of only 9 percent of the approximately 5,400 charities that Charity Navigator evaluates which has received at least four straight 4-star ratings.
“Achieving Charity Navigator’s highest rating for fiscal soundness is an incredible achievement for even one year during these economic times,” said Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, Komen’s founder and CEO. “But to garner this rating four consecutive years is a true testament to the hard work of our entire Susan G. Komen for the Cure family. My gratitude also goes out to our Affiliates, our volunteers and our staff, who have proven once again to be responsible stewards of our contributors’ money as everyone continues to try to fulfill our promise of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever.”
This most recent four-star rating from the nation’s largest and most relied-upon evaluator of charities assures thousands of potential donors that Susan G. Komen for the Cure continues to excel in managing its finances and their donations.
“As the nonprofit sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, savvy donors are demanding more accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support with their hard-earned dollars,” wrote Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger in a letter to Komen announcing the latest evaluation. “Only 9 percent of the charities we rate have received at least four consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Susan G. Komen for the Cure consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Susan G. Komen for the Cure from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
Komen for the Cure, which raised more than $347 million in revenue for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009, received a 63.34 rating from Charity Navigator, equaling its 2008 four-star rating from the leading charity evaluator in the U.S.
Charity Navigator ratings show potential donors how efficiently a charity will use donor support right now, and how the organization is positioned to continue providing programs and services in the future. Visit Charity Navigator’s website for more details about Komen for the Cure’s rating
and how Susan G. Komen for the Cure compares with other breast cancer organizations and institutes