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JNF Director of Communications
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JNF Stands Alone at the Top of Charity Watchdog World
October 27, 2008 --
Of those three Jewish organizations only two are listed by American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP). JNF is one of them but only JNF is top-rated.
Of those two organizations, only one earned four stars from another charity watchdog, Charity Navigator. That organization is JNF.
“As an educated donor it is always important to not only know as much as you can about the organizations to which you give money, but to know those organizations are lean so that your money goes to the mission and not to the man,” said Art Silber, JNF’s national treasurer. “We work hard here at JNF to meet the very high standards our donors deserve and we are gratified that it is recognized by those in the field, especially by such reputable and important players in the business.”
"JNF never loses sight of what the money we’re raising is for,” said JNF President Stanley Chesley. “To meet such strict standards time and again and by multiple charity watchdogs says we’re doing it right and should set people’s minds at ease especially in these uncertain economic times.”
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