United Way

4-Star Rating Underscores United Way’s Value, Trustworthiness

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When you invest financially, you want to know you can count on a positive return. That’s true with your charitable investment, too. Now a national charity watchdog has given United Way of Jackson County (UWJC) its highest rating for trustworthiness and value.

Charity Navigator awarded UWJC a 4-star rating—its premier designation. Only 25% of nonprofits monitored by Charity Navigator reach that level.

“This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way,” said Charity Navigator CEO Michael Thatcher in a letter to UWJC.

“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that United Way of Jackson County exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets United Way of Jackson County apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” Thatcher added.

Ken Toll, President and CEO of UWJC, said this endorsement underscores the value of investing charitable dollars through United Way.

“We’re unique in that we bring together the many resources, partners and people to tackle poverty from every angle,” Toll said. “We’re focused on helping all people in Jackson County develop a pathway to financial stability.

“With this rating by Charity Navigator, donors can be confident that their support is used in the right way to drive our community toward that vision,” Toll added.

You can read Charity Navigator’s full assessment of UWJC here.