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Suncoast Humane Society Awarded 4-star Rating

englewood sun logoBy Phil Snyder, Executive Director Suncoast Humane Society

Published in the Englewood Sun on May 28, 2017

I felt very privileged, recently, to receive a letter from Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. He opened by stating, “ On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Suncoast Humane Society on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.”

This is a tremendous honor, considering that Charity Navigator is the leading charity evaluator in the United States, evaluating ten times more charities than their nearest competitor.

Mr. Thatcher goes on to add, “We are proud to announce Suncoast Humane Society has earned our second consecutive 4-star rating. 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. This rating verifies that Suncoast Humane Society exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 27% of the charities we evaluate have received two consecutive 4-star evaluations. This honor indicates that Suncoast Humane Society outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Suncoast Humane Society apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

This unique honor is very important to Suncoast Humane Society as they set their sights on a capital campaign to replace their aging animal shelter. There are many wonderful charities that need community support and the intent of Charity Navigator’s work is to provide donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in their charity of choice.

Suncoast Humane Society will continue to make their donors aware that their services and programs are performed to the highest of standards, as they work towards their mission, “To reduce the number of homeless animals, and improve the quality of life”.