National FFA Foundation Receives Second 4-star Rating
June 30, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS” For the second consecutive year, the National FFA Foundation has received a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, a web service that highlights the work of efficient charities and provides donors with the essential information needed to make wise charitable choices.
The foundation was rated based on its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances. Only 16 percent of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive two consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that the National FFA Foundation outperforms most charities in America in its efforts to operate with efficiency and fiscal responsibility in mind. The “exceptional” designation differentiates the National FFA Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public that it is worthy of their trust.
The New York Times, NPR and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, among others, have profiled and celebrated Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. It is considered by many to be the leading charity evaluator in the United States.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 500, 823 student members – all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture – as part of 7,358 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agricultural education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for
premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Visit http://www.ffa.org for more information.