NCJW/Essex Honored with Four out of Four Stars by Charity Navigator

LIVINGSTON, NJ, June 24, 2014 – The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) was honored with a coveted four out of four stars by Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in the United States.  Because of NCJW’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency, NCJW/Essex has received the highest rating possible by the esteemed charity evaluator.

According to Charity Navigator, NCJW/Essex has successfully adhered to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and constantly execute its mission in a fiscally responsible manner.  Only about 25 percent of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator receive the perfect score, thus making NCJW/Essex a member of an elite group, outperforming most charity organizations nationally. “It is important that our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to champion programs that benefit women, children and families,” said NCJW/Essex Executive Director Cathy Silverman. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”

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