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August 2010

Conservancy Receives Highest Rating for
Fiscal Management Third Year in a Row

The Four Star Award

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has a continuing commitment to its members: to use funds effectively. As such, donors can be sure their generous commitments are effectively used to support land and water conservation, community greening and public education at Fallingwater.

For the third consecutive year, WPC has received a four-star rating (out of a possible four stars) for efficient financial management from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of charities.

The rating is based on the Conservancy’s demonstrated ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances. “Only 14% of the charities we rate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Western Pennsylvania Conservancy consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America.” said Ken Berger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Charity Navigator.

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

Charity Navigator applies data-driven analysis to the charitable sector, using a method that has been profiled in Forbes, Business Week and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine. It evaluates ten times more charities than its nearest competitor, making it the nation’s leading charity evaluator.

“It’s been a trying time for nonprofits across the country. The fact that the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy managed to not only succeeded in our mission of conserving the region’s most exceptional places, but do it in a manner that demonstrates exceptional fiscal responsibility, is something that’s not lost on our members,” said Tom Saunders, President and CEO of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. “This rating from Charity Navigator reinforces the faith that our members and supporters have in WPC to make a meaningful impact with whatever donation they provide.”

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