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BCAN Earns Coveted 4-Star Charity Navigator Ranking for Fifth Consecutive Year

October 17, 2019, Bethesda, Maryland – The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s (BCAN’s) strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  BCAN has earned this top distinction in each of the last five years, putting it in the top 10% of all charities.Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating

“BCAN’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support BCAN.”

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

Andrea Maddox-Smith, CEO of BCAN, said “We are grateful to receive this prestigious award for the fifth consecutive year, one that recognizes the hard work that we do to maintain only the most transparent, ethical and fiscally responsible business practices.   We are grateful that BCAN donors have additional information from a highly reputable outside source that confirms that contributions are spent only in the most efficient and ethical manner.”


About Charity Navigator 

Charity Navigator,, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities.

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