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UT Receives Four Stars from National Charity Evaluator

Published: June 04, 2009
This week, The University of Tampa received a 4-star rating — the highest a charity can receive from Charity Navigator — 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 to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.

According to Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator, approximately a quarter of the charities the organization evaluates receive the 4-star highest rating, 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.

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

“There are many measures 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.

This is the first year The University of Tampa has received this level of recognition, up from the previous year’s 3-star rating. Other charities receiving the 4-star rating from Charity Navigator include The Humane Society of the United States, Cornell University, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Scripps Research Institute.

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