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League Earns Top Rating From Charity Navigator for 6th Consecutive Year

Posted on: December 4, 2018
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The League for Animal Welfare's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned the 6th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  Only 7% of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator earn this top distinction for 6 consecutive years. 

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices  and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.  

“The League for Animal Welfare adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way."  according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator.  "Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that the League exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in their area of work. This exceptional designation sets the League apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."

“It’s important that our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to save homeless cats and dogs from the life they were dealt by providing the life they deserve,” said Marilyn Goodrich, League Executive Director. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take being good stewards of funding very seriously.”