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UT Receives Four Stars for Fiscal Management

Published: September 10, 2010
For the second year in a row Charity Navigator has awarded The University of Tampa with a 4-star rating — the highest a charity can receive — for its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances.

Charity Navigator, which bills itself as America's premier charity evaluator, highlights the work of charities and provides donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.

According to Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator, 21 percent of the charities they evaluate have received consecutive 4-star ratings, indicating that The University of Tampa executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America.

“This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates The University of Tampa from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” Berger said.

Dan Gura, UT vice president for development and university relations, was pleased to receive the designation.

“There are many measurements by which we define our success internally, but it is high praise to receive the 4-star rating from an organization that is comparing and evaluating thousands of charities throughout the country,” Gura said.

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