HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE SOCIETY OF AMERICA EARNS
FOUR-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR
New York, NY | September 18, 2023 – The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is proud to announce that its mission impact, strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency have earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates HDSA as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually.
Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Currently, nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons.
“We are delighted to provide the Huntington’s Disease Society of America with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that the Huntington’s Disease Society of America is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”
“Our Four-Star Charity Navigator rating is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial health in support of our mission,” said Louise Vetter, President and CEO of HDSA. “We hope that it will further the confidence of our community and attract new donors who can help us improve the lives of those with Huntington’s disease and their families.”
Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene that causes HD. Today, there are approximately 41,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at risk of inheriting the disease. The symptoms of HD are described as having, ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.
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