CURE INTERNATIONAL GIVEN PRESTIGIOUS FOUR-STAR RATING BY CHARITY NAVIGATOR FOR EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE TIME
Organization among 1 Percent of Charities to Earn This Distinction for Exceptional Financial Responsibility
Lemoyne, Pa. September 15, 2010: CURE International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to curing children with physical disabilities, announced it has been awarded a coveted four-star rating for its commitment to fiscal responsibility for an eighth consecutive time by Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. CURE is among the top 1 percent of more than 5,500 organizations rated by Charity Navigator for efficient and prudent use of donor gifts.
“We are very pleased and honored that Charity Navigator has once again recognized our commitment to fiscal responsibility by selecting us as one of its four-star charities. We take this issue to heart. Our donors count on us to use the resources they have entrusted us with wisely,” said Dr. Scott Harrison, CURE’s president and CEO.
Charity Navigator gave CURE its four-star rating after a careful evaluation of its financial health, organizational efficiency and organizational capacity. According to Charity Navigator, this four-star rating “differentiates CURE International from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
Harrison said that because of CURE’s commitment to fiscal accountability, the organization spends just 10 cents of every dollar on overhead costs, enabling the rest to go directly to curing children. (In comparison, according to a 2008 survey by Ellison Research, the average American believes it is reasonable for a charity to spend 22.4 cents on overhead costs.)
CURE also offers public access to its financial statements on its Web site. To view them, go here.
To see Charity Navigator’s evaluation of CURE International, go here.
About CURE International
CURE International is a nonprofit organization that transforms the lives of children and their families in the developing world through medical and spiritual healing. CURE is the leading provider of pediatric specialty surgical care in the developing world. The organization has treated more than 1.1 million patients and performed more than 78,000 life-changing surgeries. For more information, go to: CURE.org.
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