United Way Earns Top Rating for Sound Fiscal Management

United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator’s highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management, for the third consecutive year.

Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,500 of America’s largest charities.

“We are proud to receive such a favorable review of our efficiency and fiscal management practices,” said Gregg Schroeder, President and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Empire. “Our ability to achieve this recognition is the result of the hard work and dedication of our board of directors, volunteers, staff and the generosity of our donors.”

Only 13% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least three consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that United Way of the Coastal Empire consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in the United States. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates United Way of the Coastal Empire from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.

United Way’s overall four star rating was based on Organizational Efficiency and Organizational Capacity. Charity Navigator determines Organizational Efficiency by evaluating fundraising efficiency, fundraising expenses, program expenses and administration expenses. United Way received an overall efficiency rating of 38.75 out of a possible 40 for a four star efficiency rating.

Charitable Navigator determines Organizational Capacity by examining primary revenue growth, program expenses growth and working capital ratio. United Way received an overall capacity rating of 22.94 out of 30 for a four star capacity rating.

To view United Way’s complete Charity Navigator profile, please visit www.charitynavigator.org..

The mission of United Way is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.

United Way of the Coastal Empire conducts an annual community-wide fundraising campaign and invests donor contributions in community programs and services within four issue areas: Education and Youth Development, Health and Wellness, Economic Independence, and Basic Human Needs. United Way serves Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties.

United Way of the Coastal Empire is a volunteer driven organization. A broad and diverse base of volunteers carefully review organization requests for funding, paying special attention to management, program delivery and outcomes accountability to ensure that your donations are truly making a difference.

Thanks to the Herschel V. Jenkins Trust Fund and other income, which help cover administrative and fundraising costs, donor contributions go to help people in need.

For further information, please visit www.uwce.org..

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