FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Portland, OR. July 8, 2013) - Medical Teams International (MTI) has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the premier independent charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency.
“Medical Teams International’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Ken Berger, President and CEO, Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars -- a rating that now, with our new Accountability and Transparency metrics, demands even greater rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. MTI supporters should feel confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”
Since 2002, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. This year, Medical Teams International is among the few organizations who have consistently earned the top rating; only 4% of charities rated have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations.
“We’re deeply gratified by the external validation of our program effectiveness and financial stewardship that this fifth consecutive 4-star rating represents,” said Jeff Pinneo, President and CEO of Medical Teams International. “It’s a tremendous reflection of the dedicated expertise of our staff and board and of their relentless commitment to quality, efficiency and integrity in everything we do in caring for the world’s most marginalized.”
To view Medical Teams International’s Charity Navigator rating and additional information, go to: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4070. For more information on Medical Teams International, go to www.medicalteams.org.
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Medical Teams International is a Christian global health organization, helping people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty in 72 countries. We deliver medical and dental care, humanitarian aid, and holistic development programs to all people in need, regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race. We respond to disasters by sending teams of volunteer medical professionals and medical supplies to care for the sick and injured. We also mobilize long-term health promotion initiatives, collaborating with established partners within each community to ensure that our programs have a sustainable impact.