Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Berks County recently earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity monitor. This is the second consecutive year that the organization holds the highest possible rating.
The Sanctuary received this top distinction due to its impressive financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
Hawk Mountain received an overall score of 92.81, with a perfect score in Accountability and Transparency. These metrics show that the organization is focused on ethical practices and a solid relationship with its donors and supporters.
"Hawk Mountain's exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates it trustworthiness to the public," according to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. "Based on the 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the Sanctuary."
"It is important that our supporters understand that we are using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission of conservation and education," said Hawk Mountain interim President Dr. Keith Bildstein. "We are proud of what we do at the Sanctuary, and we know that we do it well and with utmost financial responsibility.
Hawk Mountain's rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on the Charity Navigator website.
The 2,500-acre Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is the world’s first refuge for birds of prey and is open to the public year-round by trail-fee or membership, which in turn supports the nonprofit organization’s raptor conservation mission and local-to-global research, training, and education programs.For more information on programs, initiatives and upcoming events, visit the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary or call 610-756-6961. Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Sanctuary, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, visit them on Flickr, be part of their Google+ Circle and visit their YouTube Channel.