October 11, 2011

JDC Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

From: Irv Smokler, President and Steve Schwager, CEO
Re: Charity Navigator Rating
Date: October 7, 2011

In May 2011, we wrote to you to explain why JDC’s Charity Navigator rating was reduced from 4 to 3-stars.

We have just been informed by Charity Navigator that they have revised their rating system and we have once again been awarded a 4-star rating, which is the highest rating possible.

In today’s competitive philanthropic marketplace, Charity Navigator is America’s premier charity evaluator. They highlight the work of efficient charities and provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make. They wrote the following about JDC: “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.”

We know you share our pride in their faith not simply in what we do, but also how we do it. And as we begin a New Year, we thank you for your faith in us as well.

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