GRIFFITH | Lake Area United Way has for the first time been named a 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity watchdog evaluator.
The local community impact and fundraising organization was lauded for its financial performance, accountability and transparency standards, according to a news release.
“In the current economic environment, it’s critical our supporters and the community trust that we’re investing donor contributions wisely to support children, youth, and families,” said Jeremy Miller, Chair of LAUW’s Board of Trustees.
Miller, who is regional vice president for Centier Bank, said increased scrutiny over transparency and accountability in this year’s Charity Navigator evaluation system resulted in the elevation of United Way’s rating from 3 to 4 stars. The top designation recognizes nonprofit organizations for sound fiscal management practices, accountability and transparency.
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