Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 17, 2015
The FSH Society, the Massachusetts-based charity that has transformed the science of the little-known and incurable disease, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), today announced it has received its seventh consecutive Charity Navigator four-star rating. Only two percent of the charities the Charity Navigator rates have received at least seven consecutive four-star evaluations. This indicates that the FSH Society outperformed most other charities in America.
Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that the FSH Society 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. This rating differentiates the FSH Society from other organizations and demonstrates to the public that they are worthy of their trust.
“As the nonprofit sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, savvy donors are demanding more accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support with their hard-earned dollars,” said John P. Dugan, founder and chairman of the Charity Navigator board. “Our goal in all of this is to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.”
The FSH Society has several fundraising events planned around the country. They are seeking companies, foundations and individuals to sponsor these occasions, which they can do with confidence knowing that the funds will be well spent. In 2013, 87.4 cents on the dollar went directly to FSH Society programs. The organization did even better in 2014, directing 91.7 cents on the dollar to programs. The FSH Society’s 2015 calendar includes:
- July 11, Hickory Corners, Michigan—Third Annual Lake Party for FSHD.
- July 17, San Francisco, California—Songs in the Key of Steven Blier, a benefit auction and concert with pianist Steven Blier and meteoric soprano Julia Bullock.
- October 4, Ashtabula, Ohio – Cosie Laurello Memorial 5K and 10K Run.
- October 18, Los Angeles, California – Ghostly Gala to Vanish FSHD.
“This four-star rating shines a light on the efforts we put in to ensure that the FSH Society is efficient, ethical and open,” said Daniel Perez, FSH Society President and CEO. “We are excited and honored to be recognized as one of the top charities in the country.”
About the FSH Society
The FSH Society, founded in 1991 by two FSHD patients, is a world leader in combating muscular dystrophy. The non-profit has provided millions of dollars in seed grants to pioneering research worldwide, creating an international collaborative network of patients and researchers. The FSH Society seeks to serve as a source of information and support for all patients and families with FSHD; act as a driving force in the development of research directed towards treatments and ultimately a cure; and bring support to patients and research for FSHD through effective engagement of governmental and private sector organizations and entities. For seven consecutive years, the Society has received the Charity Navigator’s four-star rating, the highest distinction held by less than four percent of non-profit organizations in the country. The FSH Society offers a community of support, news and information for FSHD patients and families through its website at http://www.fshsociety.org. For more information about FSHD, please contact the Society at 781-301-6649.