FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2020
Community Outreach Director
Halifax Humane Society
(386) 274-4703 Ext. 320
HALIFAX HUMANE SOCIETY EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR
Daytona Beach, FL – Halifax Humane Society's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 4th time that Halifax Humane Society has earned this top distinction in the last 5 years.
Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders. On June 1, 2016, we upgraded our methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of our four star charities.
Halifax Humane Society's exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Halifax Humane Society to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Halifax Humane Society.”
“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission to protect animals from cruel, neglectful and exploitative treatment,” said Miguel Abi-hassan, CEO. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”
Halifax Humane Society’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about Halifax Humane Society’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.
About Halifax Humane Society
Halifax Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization servicing the Greater Daytona Beach area in Volusia County, Florida since 1937. It exists to protect animals from cruel, neglectful, and exploitative treatment. Halifax Humane Society is an open-door animal shelter that refuses service to no animal in need.
As one of the largest humane societies in Florida, Halifax Humane Society provides a full array of humane programs that allow it to provide service to over 25,000 animals each year. Through generous donations of time and money, the Halifax Humane Society provides shelter for lost and abandoned animals, delivers humane education to its citizens, creates a pet-friendly environment in its local community, and prevents overpopulation of animals by offering affordable spay/neuter opportunities.
Those interested in learning more about the Halifax Humane Society can visit www.halifaxhumanesociety.org.
Additional information, graphics, and/or photos can be obtained by contacting Barry KuKes at 386-274-4703 ext. 320, or via email at Barryk@halifaxhumanesociety.org