JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating


February 25, 2016 10:19
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JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)


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Charity Navigator, America’s leading independent charity evaluator, has bestowed its third consecutive 4-star rating on Jewish National Fund (JNF USA) for the organization’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. 

Only 12% of the charities Charity Navigator rates have received at least three consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Jewish National Fund outperforms most other charities in America.
In a recent letter to JNF USA CEO Russell F. Robinson, Charity Navigator’s president and CEO Ken Berger wrote, “Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Jewish National Fund from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

In 2013, JNF USA took over managing the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI), which also recently received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Founded in 1972, AMHSI provides a superior Israel education experience, lasting 6,8, or 18 weeks for high school students from communities throughout North America and abroad. The school promotes, builds, and strengthens lifelong bonds between Jews and Israel through education, experiences, and understanding, with students coming in 2016 from the United States, Australia, Europe, and Asia.

“JNF is honored to be included amongst the nation’s best-performing charities,” said JNF USA National Treasurer Theodore L. Banks. “We are committed to meeting the high standards our donors deserve through the efficient management of the contributions that are entrusted to us,” he added. 

Joseph Wolfson, JNF USA Assistant First Vice President and President of Alexander Muss High School in Israel, commented, "This recognition is of vital importance to our donors who are enormously committed to the land and the people of Israel, and want to make sure that their contributions to JNF and AMHSI deliver the best possible programming.”

Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger's Financial Magazine, among others, have profiled and celebrated Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. Charity Navigator evaluates ten times more charities than their nearest competitor and currently attracts more visitors to their website than all other charity rating groups combined, thus making them the leading charity evaluator in America.

In addition to Charity Navigator, JNF USA consistently receives high marks and meets all standards from third-party monitoring agencies such as Charity Watch and the Better Business Bureau.

For further information, comments or permission please contact
Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Internet Department
Email: ahuvab@kkl.org.il

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