June 4, 2010
JDC Receives Charity Navigator's Highest Rating for a Third Consecutive Year
“We’re proud that to see that once again JDC has been lauded by Charity Navigator for both its fiscal responsibility and its role as the leading provider of critical support for Jews in need around the world,” said JDC’s CEO Steven Schwager.
JDC has previously been named one of Charity Navigator’s “10 of the Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of”; was among the top 100 charities in the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual “Philanthropy 400” listing; and is an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau.
“Only 14% of the charities we rate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America,” said Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
Charity Navigator – the largest independent evaluator of philanthropies in the U.S. – provides information and evaluates the financial health of more than 5,500 charities.