For Second Consecutive Year, Jewish Federation Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator
The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas has received the highest rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, the country's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.
For the second consecutive year, Charity Navigator has awarded the Jewish Federation an "exceptional" ranking of four stars out of a possible four, demonstrating adherence to good governance and fiscal responsibility. Only 16 percent of charities have received at least two consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that the Jewish Federation outperforms most other charities in America.
"We are honored to receive this special recognition by Charity Navigator for the second year," said David Stone, Chair of the Jewish Federation’s Board of Directors. “It is a testament to our commitment to excellence in all that we do on behalf of the community.”
"The volunteer and professional leadership of our Jewish Federation are committed to maintaining the sacred trust placed in us by our generous contributors and maintaining that highest standards of accountability and transparency,” noted Elliot B. Karp, President & CEO of the Jewish Federation. “Our donors, leadership and staff enable the Jewish Federation to meet our mission of being the Center of Philanthropy and Community Development for the more than 65,000 members of the Las Vegas and Southern Nevada Jewish community.”
Charity Navigator provides essential information that gives donors greater confidence in the charitable choices they support. Receiving four stars indicates the Jewish Federation is respected by its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust. Under Charity Navigator's formula combining sound fiscal management and accountability, the Academy's Foundation received a score of 90.37 out of a possible 100, placing the Jewish Federation in the "exceptional" category.
"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," said Ken Berger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Charity Navigator.