New York, NY (PRWEB) June 2, 2010
For the third consecutive year, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has received Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating, given in recognition of JDC’s ability to outperform most charities in the U.S. by efficiently managing its finances.
“We’re proud that to see that once again JDC has been lauded by Charity Navigator for both its fiscal responsibility and its role as the leading provider of critical support for Jews in need around the world,” said JDC’s CEO Steven Schwager.
JDC has previously been named one of Charity Navigator’s “10 of the Best Charities Everyone's Heard Of”; was among the top 100 charities in the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual “Philanthropy 400” listing; and is an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau.
“Only 14% of the charities we rate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America,” said Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “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.”
Charity Navigator – the largest independent evaluator of philanthropies in the U.S. – provides information and evaluates the financial health of more than 5,500 charities
About the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Since 1914, JDC has given global expression to the principle that all Jews are responsible for one another. Working today in over 70 countries, JDC acts on behalf of North America’s Jewish communities and others to rescue Jews in danger, provide relief to those in distress, revitalize overseas Jewish communities and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens. JDC also provides non-sectarian emergency relief and long-term development assistance worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.JDC.org.