Once again, the Armed Services YMCA has received four stars, the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, for demonstrating strong financial health and a proven commitment to accountability and transparency.
“We are honored to be recognized for the third year in a row as a top performing charity by Charity Navigator,” said William French, President and CEO of the Armed Services YMCA. "Our donors across the country greatly support us in our mission of Strengthening Our Military Family -- we owe them the upmost transparency. We're proud to continue our legacy of service that began on the battlefield more than 150 years ago."
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"Only 23% of the charities that we evaluate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Armed Services YMCA outperforms most other charities in America," said Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher. "This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Armed Services YMCA apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."
The Armed Services YMCA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves active duty military members and their families. In 2017, we registered more than 250,000 participants and delivered more than 1.3 million points of services to junior enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and family members at 200 service centers in 18 states. Whether providing respite child care for parents in need, summer camps for kids, or assisting with emergency needs, the Armed Services YMCA is a nonprofit with a mission: Strengthening Our Military Family. Visit our website to see how you can join us in supporting military families.
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