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Children’s Tumor Foundation Receives Top Charity Rating for 3rd Year in a Row

By December 30, 2011December 5th, 2023Awareness

The Children’s Tumor Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been honored with a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of philanthropies. This is the 3rd year in a row that Charity Navigator has given the Foundation its highest ranking. Less than 10% of charities rated have received 4-stars for three consecutive years, which places the Foundation in prestigious company.

“Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities, and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way,” wrote Ken Berger, president and chief executive officer of Charity Navigator, in a letter to the Foundation, “This ‘exceptional’ designation differentiates the Children’s Tumor Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public that it is worthy of their trust and their donors’ hard-earned dollars.”

George Orfanakos, president of the Children’s Tumor Foundation, stated, “Being recognized by an organization as highly regarded as Charity Navigator is extremely validating. We expect the highest standards from ourselves and it is encouraging to know that we are succeeding. This is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and efficiency of our scientific community, our generous donor base, our Board of Directors, our volunteers, and our staff, all of whom are united in the common goal of ending NF. At the Children’s Tumor Foundation, we are committed to investing our precious resources efficiently and effectively into neurofibromatosis (NF) research, public education, and patient support. This 4-star rating for the third consecutive year affirms our practice of financial transparency and elevates us into the realm of the nation’s most respected philanthropies. This is a community that we are proud to be a part of, and a status that we plan to sustain.”

Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine, among others, have profiled and celebrated Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. Statistics show that users of Charity Navigator’s site gave more than they planned to after viewing Charity Navigator’s findings, and in fact, it is estimated that last year Charity Navigator influenced approximately $10 billion in charitable gifts.

To view the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s Charity Navigator page please click here.

To view the letter acknowledging the Foundation’s rating please click here (pdf).