Leading Charity Evaluator Recognizes the Foundation for Its Strong Financial Health and Commitment to Accountability and Transparency

ENCINO, Calif. (June 10, 2016) – Once again, Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research has earned a prestigious 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the United States. This top distinction confirms that the Foundation exceeds industry standards, outperforms most charities in its area of work, and operates efficiently.

“Our 4-star rating tells our supporters that we merit the trust they place in us,” said Heather Cooper Ortner, the Foundation’s chief executive officer. “As we pursue our mission of achieving a future without breast cancer, we stay focused on our obligation to conduct our activities in an open, ethical, and fiscally responsible manner.”

In rating charities, Charity Navigator uses an objective, data-driven approach. Metrics that measure accountability and transparency constitute a full 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating and reveal how closely a charity adheres to sector best practices. Financial performance metrics account for the other 50 percent. Leading financial magazines have praised Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector.

“Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” said Michael Thatcher, president and chief executive officer of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns four stars. The Foundation’s supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”

More detailed information about Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research’s 4-star rating and how the organization compares with other cancer charities is available here

About Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research
Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research is dedicated to achieving a future without breast cancer by engaging the public and the scientific communities in innovative research. The Foundation does this through performing and facilitating innovative and collaborative research, translating science to engage the public as informed partners, and inspiring novel research. The Foundation drives progress by being fast, flexible, and project-based, providing its expertise and resources to find new solutions to eradicating breast cancer.

For more information, contact:
Alanna Fearing
Director, Communications and Marketing
Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research

310-828-0060, ext. 172


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