LUNGevity Foundation Awarded Coveted Four-Star Charity Navigator Rating

Award Recognizes LUNGevity as among Nation’s Top Charities


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Victoria Shapiro

Washington (September 29, 2011) - LUNGevity Foundation has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, American’s premier charity evaluator.

 LUNGevity, the nation’s largest lung cancer research non-profit, was awarded the top rating based on its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.  

The four-star rating indicates that LUNGevity adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. In awarding its top ranking, Charity Navigator noted that the  “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates LUNGevity Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.

“LUNGevity Foundation is honored to receive this prestigious recognition from Charity Navigator,” said Andrea Stern Ferris, president of LUNGevity Foundation. “LUNGevity remains committed to raising essential funds to combat our nation’s number one cancer killer. This four-star rating helps assure our donors that they are supporting a reliable and ethical organization, helping us pursue our vision of a world without lung cancer.”

Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, highlights the work of efficient, ethical and open charities. Its goal is to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.

About LUNGevity Foundation

The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. In order to accomplish its mission, LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer. LUNGevity also supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer network.  The organization moves forward firmly resolved to provide the energy, inspiration, and resources that are critical to making lung cancer a national priority. LUNGevity’s goal is to Stop Lung Cancer Now. For more information, visit: