8th Consecutive Four-Star Rating; 3rd Under New Rating System
NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced today that it has received its 8th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the third such rating under their new, enhanced metrics.
"Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that our Foundation consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way and adheres to good governance and other best practices that promote and ensure ethical and transparent business dealings," stated EJAF Chairman David Furnish. "Only 10% of organizations evaluated by Charity Navigator have received three consecutive 4-star ratings under the new system, indicating that our Foundation outperforms most other charities in America."
As Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger stated in his announcement letter, "This 'exceptional' designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Elton John AIDS Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."
"We cannot begin to express how very proud we are that our Foundation has received this ringing endorsement from America's premier charity evaluator, providing independent assurance that donations entrusted to EJAF will be well and properly invested in HIV prevention programs," added EJAF Executive Director Scott Campbell.
"We have accomplished a great deal over the past two decades," noted EJAF Founder Elton John. "However, we still have a lot of work to do to fulfill our mission of serving vulnerable at-risk populations without judgment, reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, educating people about HIV/AIDS, and supporting science-based, culturally sensitive HIV prevention programming. This is what EJAF has been doing with great success for more than 20 years, and we are deeply grateful to our loyal donors who have helped us maintain our momentum."
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) was established as a nonprofit organization in the United States in 1992 and as a registered charity in the United Kingdom in 1993 by Sir Elton John. Together, both organizations have raised more than $300 million for worthy programs across the globe since inception. Today, the Foundation is one of the world's leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations supporting innovative HIV prevention programs, stigma and discrimination reduction campaigns, and treatment, care, and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The U.S. organization's current grant-making priorities target HIV prevention programs throughout the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean; HIV prevention and care services for highly marginalized and vulnerable populations; and HIV/AIDS prevention education and the promotion of sexual health for adolescents.
For more information, please visit www.ejaf.org.
American Airlines is the official sponsoring airline of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
SOURCE Elton John AIDS Foundation