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(December 19, 2005 — Washington, DC) The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been awarded the prestigious four-star rating by Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management.
Charity Navigator is America’s largest evaluator of non-profit organizations, aiming to give the public confidence in its donations by distinguishing the most efficient charities. In November 2005, Charity Navigator awarded the four-star rating based on AAFA’s ability to efficiently allocate and manage its finances. Fewer than 25% of the groups that Charity Navigator ranks have received four stars. The group noted that AAFA outperforms most American charities and is clearly worthy of the public’s trust.
“We are honored to receive this accolade and will strive to qualify for the four-star rating year after year,” noted AAFA Executive Director, Bill McLin. The president of AAFA’s Board of Directors, Chris Ward, was not surprised to hear the news, “AAFA has used its donations to support education, advocacy and research for over 50 years and will continue to do so. This honor reaffirms what our supporters already know,” he said. AAFA’s Chief Financial Officer, Yolanda Miller, said “We work hard to efficiently manage funds; to use funds where donors request and where they are needed most.”
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies through education, advocacy and research. For more information about asthma and allergies, visit www.aafa.org or call 1-800-7-ASTHMA. To see AAFA’s updated review in detail, visit www.charitynavigator.org