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					2010 Annual Report
 2010 in Review—A Message From Pat Dugan,
 Chairman; and Ken Berger, President & CEO

Dear Friends,
2010 was a banner year for Charity Navigator! Significant progress was made in all four
of the strategic directions established for the organization by the Board in 2008. We are
delighted to share with you the following highlights.
Our goal to provide you with the best service:
1. Expand and Improve Our Rating Methodology
In 2010, we completed a revamp of our rating system to include a new dimension
that goes beyond a charity’s financial health. Specifically, we are assessing the
organization’s commitment to accountability and transparency to its donors and other
key stakeholders.
In addition, we began testing the third dimension we plan to add to our rating system,
which measures the results of charities’ work in addition to financial health and
accountability/transparency. Thanks to a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett
Foundation, we ran the initial test of all three dimensions of the new rating system,
which we call CN 2.0. We anticipate formally launching the results dimension in 2012.
We also introduced new evaluative criteria that transcend the scope of an organization’s
rating. For example, to keep users fully informed, we developed a Donor Advisory
message about charities we have learned are under investigation or facing legal
issues—timely insights that, we believe, donors should factor into their charitable
decision making.
Our goal to increase our reach:
2. Broaden Donor Utilization
With over 4.7 million site visits in 2010, we experienced a 25% year-over-year
increase from 2009. In the immediate aftermath of the Haiti disaster in January 2010,
we were logging close to 80,000 visits a day. We have never before seen this level of
Web site traffic!
More than 235,000 registered users—an increase of 19% from the 2009 total of
198,000—took advantage of exciting new features on our Web site, including the ability
to create a personalized charity portfolio, share insights on favorite charities with friends
and family, compare charities, post comments, and view historical ratings and
financial data.
Nearly 115,000 subscribers—an increase of 21% over the 2009 total of 94,000—received
our monthly e-Newsletter, which provides timely philanthropic news, trends, and tips.


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Our goal to ensure financial sustainability:
3. Increase and Diversify Funding
We are also pleased to report that 15,443 new supporters of Charity
Navigator joined our donor family—an 89% increase over the 2009 total of
8,175. We thank all of our donors for continually inspiring our efforts to be
the world’s leading charitable giving resource!
Our work on CN 2.0 is clearly resonating with grantmakers—foundation
support rose nearly 800% in 2010, from $15,500 to $120,500.
                                                                                            Pat Dugan
In addition to contributions and grants, we worked diligently to identify
important new revenue sources in such areas as advertising, data sales,
customized reports, and information-subscription services.
Our goal to be a model of Best Practices:
4. Become a 4-Star Charity
A leadership gift from our founders, Pat and Marion Dugan, provided us
with more than a year of working capital, which meets Charity Navigator’s
highest standard on this measure of financial performance.
Thanks to a capacity building grant from The Trustees’ Philanthropy Fund
of the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, we completed a strategic planning/theory              Ken Berger
of change retreat and blueprint to better focus our own work to produce
meaningful and measurable results for our stakeholders. To that end, users can
keep track of our progress by visiting the Effectiveness & Results section of the
About Us page on our Web site.
In closing, we could not have accomplished any of these milestones without you—our
loyal users and supporters. Going forward, we will continually strive to deliver the best
service possible to all individuals and groups that seek to make real changes for the
better in the lives of people and communities everywhere.

Sincerely,




Pat Dugan                                         Ken Berger
Co-Founder & Chairman                             President & CEO


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                                           charitynavigator.org:
                                           New Features and Functionality

                                           Notable upgrades were made to the Charity Navigator
                                           Web site in 2010. Together, the new features and
                                           functionality support ongoing communication with and
                                           among our stakeholders, and directly augment the scope
                                           and quality of data we publish on individual charities.

                                           The principal Web site improvements included:
                   1                       1 Accountability/Transparency
                                               A new data tab where users access qualitative
                                               and quantitative information tied to a charity’s
                                               governance: strategic-, financial-, and management-
                        1                      related variables. More than 2,500 charities are
                                               currently assessed in terms of this criterion. We are
                                               on target to finish compiling this information for all
                                               5,500 of the charities we currently evaluate,
                                               and this data will be factored into the Charity
                                               Navigator star rating system in late summer 2011.

                                           2 Donor Advisory
                                               Timely alerts highlight legal and regulatory
                                               actions occurring at a given charity that may have
A growing number of charities have added
CN-specific pages on their Web sites
                                               a bearing on donors’ charitable decision making.
documenting accountability-transparency.




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3 No Government Support Feature
    An advanced search engine feature informs
    donors if a charitable organization receives
    government funding.

4 Charity Input
    A series of data fields allows charitable organizations
    to self-report administrative, operational, and mission-
    related information.

5 Charity Navigator/Facebook Linkage
    Charity Navigator users who are also “Facebookers”
    can indicate that they “like” favorite charities and see
    how many other Charity Navigator users also like those
    groups and have posted links to the charities’ rating
    pages on their Facebook profile page.

Additional site upgrades are planned for 2011. Individually,
each will strengthen the depth of our published data and
research. Collectively, they will support a key pillar of the
Charity Navigator mission: facilitating donors’ research and           4
decision making for focused and impactful charitable giving.


    Comments from users:

“Your newhave written to those of my charities whichmost red
welcome. I
           Accountability & Transparency section is
                                                     have
flags raised, and their response has generally been very positive.
Thanks for your great service.
                               ”
~ Mr. T., via e-mail
                                                                           5
“years andthank you for your service; I have used it informationoris
4
  I want to
            am always pleased with the results. The
                                                      the past 3

timely, educational and exactly what I am looking for when making
a decision to support a non-profit.
                                   ”
~ Ms. D.C., Community Affairs Specialist from Pennsylvania




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            Stakeholder Communications
        1

            In 2010, Charity Navigator significantly expanded its
            stakeholder communication efforts to deliver thought-
            leadership insights that support charitable giving by
            individuals and institutions worldwide.

            Today, the Charity Navigator communication program
            comprises these core components:

            1 e-Newsletter
                Nearly 115,000 subscribers currently receive this
                monthly digital publication, which delivers news, trends,
                and advice focused on all aspects of charitable giving
                and the nonprofit sector.

            2 CN Blog and “Ken’s Commentary”
                Via these online forums, our president and CEO,
                Ken Berger, along with Charity Navigator staff,
                weigh in on a variety of timely topics affecting the
                nonprofit industry, and provide news, links to relevant
2               articles, videos, and other guidance for donors. In
                2010, our blogs generated nearly 300 posts from users
                offering their views on key developments in the world
                of philanthropy.

            3 Social Media
                Supporters of Charity Navigator increasingly tune
                in to our ongoing feeds and discussions on such
                popular social media sites as Facebook, Twitter, and
                YouTube. Our social media efforts are allowing users
                to connect with Charity Navigator—as well as with
                each other—to share valuable information, ideas, and
                personal insights.

                Comments from users:

            “I would and you it exclusively tofrequenton donations, other than
            Navigator
                      like
                           use
                                to know I am a
                                                 decide
                                                         visitor to Charity


    3       to my small local charities. Charity Navigator is 4 star in my book!
                ~ Ms. P.B., from North Carolina
                                                                                ”

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4 Media Relations
    Major news outlets, including CNN and Fox Business
    News, frequently turn to Charity Navigator for
    commentary on charitable giving in the wake of major
    natural disasters, as well as on recurring issues tied
    to individual and institutional philanthropy. Charity
    Navigator was included in Money Magazine’s “20 Best
    Money Web sites” and cited in Suze Orman’s “10 Steps
    to a Worry-Free Financial Future” feature in O, The
    Oprah Magazine.

5 Industry Conferences
    Charity Navigator presented at several major
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    conferences and forums in 2010. In particular, Ken
    Berger logged thousands of miles, domestically and
    internationally, to serve as a featured speaker at
    leading industry venues. These included the SOCAP10
    conference in San Francisco, and a Columbia
    University symposium, entitled “Crowdsourcing,
    Transparency and Results-Based Charity Ratings: The               CHARITY
    Next Generation of Nonprofit Evaluation,” which was
    presented as part of the NextGen:Charity conference.

Communication breeds education. Charity Navigator
ensures that donors receive practical guidance to make
informed charitable-giving decisions, and that nonprofit
executives gain actionable insights on strategic and
operational Best Practices.

Via ever-expanding communication outreach, Charity
Navigator is providing vital information to maximize the
scope and social impact of charitable giving.

    Comments from users:

“I had no ideawanted toyourselvesawere a charitable you
organization. I
                that you
                         send you donation as a thank
for the good work you do to help others to choose the most
deserving charities for donations of our hard-earned money.
~ Mr. C.O., from California
                                                              ”
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Strategic Partnerships

Charity Navigator’s evaluative methodology continues to evolve. Strategic partnerships
are playing an important role in the process.

A key strategy for actualizing CN 2.0 is aligning with established nonprofit industry
partners that share our strategic mission and values, and whose technologies will help
drive meaningful enhancements to our rating system.

Two major partnerships were initiated in 2010 with strategically like-minded
organizations that offer advanced research and data-analytics capabilities:

GreatNonprofits
This group channels feedback on nonprofits’ performance via tools that allow donors to
share their personal experience with given charities. Data and Web-based functionality
provided by GreatNonprofits has enabled the conversion of the “comment” section on
our Web site to a full user-review section.




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Keystone Accountability
This organization collects and analyzes benchmarked
donor feedback via systematic data collection. Keystone
is a major partner in the development of CN 2.0, most
notably the results rating dimension. First-phase testing of this
dimension was completed in the fall of 2010, with seed money
provided by a grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Potential new alliance partners are continually being identified. Importantly,
our ability to fully implement CN 2.0 by 2012 requires productive partnerships with
organizations that have complementary missions and capabilities.

GreatNonprofits and Keystone Accountability represent the types of valued strategic
partners that Charity Navigator will align with in the months ahead.




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Branded Products and Services

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Charity Navigator does not accept contributions or
fees from the charities we evaluate. Operating expenses are funded through voluntary
donations from individual and institutional donors.

Expanding and diversifying our sources of funding is central to our strategic plan.
The goal: to bolster our financial health and, in turn, enhance our ability to serve all
individuals and groups committed to charitable giving.

Charity Navigator continues to introduce new programs, services, and branded
products that will help fund future initiatives. For example, in 2010 we:

 1 Developed an expanded advertising sales program involving banner ads and other
    space unit sales on our Web site and in select digital and print publications

 2 Launched the publication of customized Charity Reports to provide philanthropists
    with vital research and analysis to guide their charitable-giving activities




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3 Commenced a formal program to identify new
    and emerging opportunities for data sales,
    information-subscription offerings, and other revenue
    generation sources

Charity Navigator relies primarily on funding from voluntary
contributions. However, we are committed to supporting
our own fiscal future by monetizing—wherever possible
—the data and research-based insights we amass on an
ongoing basis. Doing so will remain a central element of our
future development.

                                                               Comment from a charity:
                                                                 On more
                                                               “donor hasthan one occasion,
                                                               a          noted that the
                                                               rating helped inform her/his
                                                               decision to give or give again.
                                                               Also, our current rating and
                                                               your stated plans to expand
                                                               your methodology keep me and
                                                               my staff on our toes—no one
                                                                                          ”
                                                               wants to see our rating slip.
                                                               ~ Katherine E. Snider,
                                                                 Executive Director
                                                                 Baby Buggy, New York, NY




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2011 Strategic Initiatives

Charity Navigator is well-positioned to build on our 2010 successes in 2011.

We will continue to invest ample energies and resources in actualizing CN 2.0, our
enhanced ratings methodology. Its ongoing evolution promises to revolutionize the
landscape of charitable giving.

As cited earlier, the Charity Navigator rating system has historically been focused on
financial analysis of a charity’s performance. With CN 2.0, however, we will move from
                                                                  a one-dimensional
                                                                  assessment model
                                                                  to a comprehensive,
                                                                  three-dimensional view:
                                                                  financial health, the
organization’s level of accountability and transparency, and its documented “results” as
measured against the group’s unique charter and mission.

Swiftly actualizing CN 2.0 will help us achieve our goal to expand our ratings beyond
the 5,500 charities currently covered. Charity Navigator ultimately intends to annually
evaluate the 10,000+ charities that garner approximately 70% of the revenue coming
into the nonprofit sector each year.




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Expanding the ranks of our charity
evaluators will be key to achieving
our growth objectives. To that end,
we are launching a national pilot
program—thanks to valuable seed
support from The William and Flora
Hewlett Foundation—which, in its initial
stages, involves recruiting and training
graduate students in universities across
the country. This project is an exciting new
component of our development strategy.

Charity Navigator’s near-term initiatives are gaining
momentum, and our long-term strategic plan is taking shape.
Significantly, their core focus supports our core mission: effecting measurable
improvements in human welfare and accelerating the development of workable
solutions to our world’s most persistent social problems.


    Comment from a charity:

“We are thrilled tomade itreceived the coveted 4-star rating from a motivator to us to keep
especially to have
                    have
                           six times in a row. The 4-star rating is
                                                                    Charity Navigator—and

building capacity, which translates into providing more service to the people we help. Our growth
this past fiscal year has been phenomenal due in part to the large increase in the numbers of
people needing food assistance. Having the 4-star rating proved to be even more valuable during
                                                                                              ”
this time frame as we needed to raise more resources in order to deliver larger amounts of food.
~H. Dennis Smith, CEO & Executive Director
 Northern Illinois Food Bank




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           Financial Statements

           Growth in Web Site Usage
                                                           Growth in Website Usage
2010                        5,000,000
                                                                                                                                  4,758,929

                            4,500,000


                            4,000,000                                                                     3,850,458
                                                                                                                      3,758,198

                            3,500,000                                                         3,425,167
       Number of Visitors




                            3,000,000

                                                                                  2,565,168
                            2,500,000
                                                                      2,158,554
                            2,000,000


                            1,500,000


                            1,000,000
                                                            751,931

                             500,000             404,592

                                        73,172
                                   0
                                        2002      2003       2004       2005        2006        2007        2008        2009        2010

                                                                             Years FYE




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    Growth in Non-founder Contributions
                                             Growth in Non-Founder Contributions
                         $900,000
                                                                                                                    $810,707
                         $800,000


                         $700,000
Level of Contributions




                         $600,000


                         $500,000
                                                                                                         $448,168


                         $400,000                                                             $272,203



                         $300,000


                         $200,000
                                                                                   $146,104
                                                                        $106,184
                         $100,000
                                                              $26,727
                                    $0     $5,377   $13,261
                              $0
                                    2002   2003      2004      2005      2006       2007       2008       2009       2010                           5,000,000

                                                                   Years FYE
                                                                                                                                                    4,500,000


                                                                                                                                                    4,000,000


                                                                                                                                                    3,500,000
                                                                                                                               Number of Visitors
                                                                                                                                                    3,000,000


                                                                                                                                                    2,500,000


                                                                                                                                                    2,000,000


                                                                                                                                                    1,500,000


                                                                                                                                                    1,000,000


                                                                                                                                                     500,000


                                                                                                                                                           0
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Financial Statements

For the 12 months ended November 30, 2010. Audited financial statements.*

                                                                    1%
Total Revenues                                                 4%
                                                             4 %

    Contributions—Founders & Board $2,120,215
                                    $483,057
    Contributions—Individuals
                                    $120,500
                                                       17%
    Foundation Support
    Advertising                      $110,627
    Data Sales                        $15,538
    Consulting                         $1,405
    Other                              $4,713
                                                                            74%
    100% Total Revenues               $2,856,055




                                                                    2%
Operating Revenues
                                                               8%
    Contributions—Founders & Board      $608,496
    Contributions—Individuals           $483,057
                                                        9%
    Foundation Support                  $120,500
    Advertising                         $110,627
    Data Sales                           $15,538
    Consulting                            $1,405
    Other                                 $4,713
                                                         36%                45%
    100% Total Revenues               $1,344,336




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Total Expenses
                                                                                                        5%
      Program Services                                         $835,047                      10%
      General & Administration                                 $103,776
      Development & Fundraising                                 $52,726
      100% Total Expenses                                      $991,549



                                                                                                                          85%


*Total revenue in fiscal 2010 included a one-time gift of just over $1.5 million from our founders, Pat and Marion Dugan, to provide
 us with a reserve account of $1.3 million and $200,000 for FYE 2011 operations; in addition to providing the Total Revenue data
 from our financial audit, we are also providing a chart of Operating Revenue, which shows monies raised strictly for FYE 2010
 day-to-day operations.




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Our Donors—Helping to Transform the World
of Philanthropy
Charity Navigator would like to        Advisor                            Amherst Securities Group, L.P.
thank the following donors for         ($5,000 - $9,999)                  Anonymous (4)
gifts totaling $100 or more made       Anonymous (1)                      Holly H. Bard
from December 1, 2009 through          Colleen McDonnell and              Kamala Chapman
November 30, 2010. Donors                Matthew Giegerich                Peter Dugan
with aggregate donations of less                                          Douglas J. Durkin
than $100 are acknowledged on          Navigator                          Michael Flynn
our Web site.                          ($1,000 - $4,999)                  GenRe
Donors are credited for designated     Anonymous (2)                      Miles Greenbaum and Judy Danish
contributions to specific programs     Claude E. Blackburn                Betty P. King
or projects and for general            Blue Ridge Charitable Trust        Joel Koplos
operating contributions made           Patricia Bogucki                   Fabian Kott
directly to Charity Navigator.         Folkert B. Breitsma                Joseph and Judith Luongo
These include gifts and pledges        Bob Byers, Jr.                     Minjen Mao
made through the United Way            Keith A. Carr                      Michael Marek
and employer matching gifts.           Gordon Chaffee                     Peter Muller
                                       Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund      Thomas H. Murray, Ph.D.
Note: If your name is not listed, we   Robert Giles                       James P. Phelan
apologize for the oversight. If your   Elizabeth Halliday                 John Piccolo
name is misspelled, please forgive     Susan Heyman                       Kenneth S. Rose, Esq.
us. In either case, please contact     Islamic Circle of North America-   Marc A. Silverstein
our office at 201-818-1288, x 115        New Jersey, Inc.                 Dana A. Starvish
so we can correct the error.           Beverly S. Jacobs                  Anil C. Stevens
We also gratefully acknowledge         Karen Katz                         The U.S. Charitable
those donors who wish to               Charles Knowles                      Gift Trust
remain anonymous.                      Lynn Londen                        Barbara Tomek-White
                                       Carl Edward Marhaver               Valassis
                                       Elena Marszalek                    Merryl Zegar
                                       Emily Louise Michael
                                       Debra A. Moss                      Beacon
                                       David Mowery                       ($250 - $499)
ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
                                       Richard Nathan                     John and Sharon Amdall
Benefactor
                                       George Nolfi                       Anonymous (7)
($100,000 and above)
                                       Alex Pyles                         David C. Arch
Anonymous (1)
                                       Schwab Charitable Fund             Blaine A. Barron
Pat and Marion Dugan
                                       Rhea Snyder                        Leonard Bebchick
                                       Alfred C. Tom                      Burton E. Belzer
Patron
                                       UBS Financial Services, Inc.       L.J. Berlik
($25,000 - $49,999)
                                       Vanguard Charitable                Daniel T. Bilko
Anonymous (1)
                                         Endowment Program                Edward and Patricia Bryant
                                       Daniel Wesley                      Eugene Buonaiuto
Leader
                                       Douglas Williams                   Louis W. Burgener
($10,000 - $24,999)
                                                                          Capital One Services, LLC
Integrascan.com
                                       Explorer                           Barbara C. Cavanaugh
James and Andrea Lawson
                                       ($500 - $999)                      Catherine A. Cleveland
                                       Suhail Afzal                       Philip Colosimo
                                       Noelie S. Alito                    Deborah Connolly
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Arthur Cooperman           Michael Albert               John and Clara Bozek
Linda Davidge              Scott Alexander              Lisa A. Brenskelle
Jim Dean                   Hilal Al-Hilali              Jeffrey Bridges
Donald and Elida Dereby    Samuel Allar                 Gregory J. Brigance
Stewart Dunn               Sheila A. Alpers             Faye A. Briggs
Peter French               George Alvarez-Correa        Ralph Bristol
Morris Friedell            America’s Charities          Gwen Vor Broker
Michael Frisby             Jon Anderson                 Julie Brown
Jesús Galaviz              Virginia Anderson            Stephen Brown
Mary Gallo                 John Andresen                Susan A. Brown
Helen Gjessing             Frank J. Anelante, Jr.       Valerie Brown
Roy J. Grogan              Anonymous (41)               Willard B. Brown
Bill and Renee Harris      Ryan Arbogast                William E. Brown, II
John Hirschi               Charles E. Arnett            Fay V. Brugger
Karen Snider Houghton      Nancy Arnold                 Gregory W. Bruno
JustGive                   Anthony and Joyce Arrighi    William Bunch
Marjorie Klayman           Javier Gordun Artal          Lori Bunting
Barbara Kyse               Patricia Arthur              Jay and Donna Bushnell
Michael Lasavio            Peter R. Aubrey-Smith        Carra Bussa
Diane Lee                  Donald Babo                  Shama Butala
Sean R. Levine             Peter Baer                   James Butt
James L. Long              Henry Bain                   Barbara C. Calhoun
Linda Marlowe              Payne Bair                   Randy Campbell
Matt McCarthy              Tracy L. Baker               Douglas W. Carnine
Paul McClenon              John D. Baley                Ronald J. Carson
Karen E. McCulley          Robert F. Bangert            Gene Carter
Matthew R. McKenna         Robert Banning               Robert Chambers
Mike Edwards Motorsports   Hugh Bareiss                 Dave and Barbara Chase
Robert V. Osman            Paul Barriere                Teresa P. Chegwidden
Kelly Richmond             George Bates                 Tin Chen
Riverside Marine           Jason Bausewein              Peter Curia and Cheri Van Sant
Michael and Leslie Ross    Daryl E. Benson              H. Jerrell Chesney
Stephen A. Scott           Kenneth A. Berger            Steve Chihos
Rene Sellen                Monique G. Bergeron          Nick Chiusolo
Alan Simon                 Sanne Berrig                 Bohdan Chomut
Louis Steinberg            Jordy Berson                 Ernest W. Chow
Geoff and Colleen Tate     Dale and Joanne Berven       Ernie Chow
Matthew E. Terstriep       Deborah P. Bethea            Richard H. Clise
The Henry J. Fox Trust     Dileep K. Bhat               Rev. Misty E. Closs
Judson Traphagen           Kathleen Blackwelder         Cheryl Cobb
Raymond Ventrice           Marciel Blaisdell            Kathleen D. Cochran
Donald Watts               Howard Bleich                Daniel I. Cohen
James K. Wong              Merrill Bruce Block          Judith Colburn
Dana S. Ziebel             Dale Bloomquist              Maria Collier
                           Paige Bluhdorn               Steven and Kathy Collins
Builder                    William D. Boelter           Christian Comito
($100 - $249)              James F. Bogardus, Jr.       Thomas G. Cook
Nelson and Jeni Abramson   Daniel and Kelly Bolthouse   Lon Cooksey
Gregory S. Adams           Robert Book                  Kenneth W. Cooley
Henele Adams               Dick and Marilyn Bottom      Barbara Cooney
Robert C. Adams            John E. Boyd                 Ben C. Corballis, M.D.
Kenneth Adelson            Edward R. Boyer              Judith Covell
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Builder (cont)                 Marie Ernst                Bertille Glass
($100 - $249)                  Tanya E. Evanoff           David Gluck
Cranky Baby Productions Inc.   ezz_art                    Claude Goldenberg
Kathy Crespino                 Faith Lutheran Church      Robert Golson
Cedomir Crnkovic               Robert Fajardo             Meredith L. Goodnight
Carol A. Crofoot               Michael S. Farber          Michael Goodwin
Renee M. Croft                 Don H. Feathers            Richard Y. Gordon
John Crouch                    Jeff Feig                  Pat Goulding
Andrew Crowley                 Pat Feld                   Richard and Sally Graham
Renelle J. Cucinello           Janet Ferguson             Jeffrey Graubard
Roy A. Cunniff                 Margot H. Finn             Ursula Gries
Will Curns                     Terence Finn               William S. Griffin
Stephen J. Dagle               Gerrit Fitch               Donald L. Grimes
Sam Daube                      Stephen Fitzpatrick        George E. Grobowsky
Marie Daverio                  Jody Fleischer             Eric Grosse
Stephen and Janet Day          Mark Fleischer             Kay D. Guild
Vivien de Gunzburg             Thomas Florack             Madhavi Gundala
J. Blair Dean                  Rebecca Florez             Bruce R. Guthrie
Helen Marie Dearden            FM Global Foundation       Sharon Hall
Janet S. DeGilio               Martin Forchheimer         Vicki Hall
Sud DeLand                     Lawrence and Brenda Ford   John O. Hansen
Jim and Kim DeLapa             Albert Foster              Kathryn Harder
Baldwin County Alumnae Delta   David Fox                  Kathryn M. Harder
  Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.   David Frasure              Dorothy Harkness
Jay and Carol Devore           Ross Frazer                Dale E. Harris
Robert Dilworth                David Fredericks           Joe W. Harris
James A. Dingus, Jr.           Barbara Fromm              Frederick C. Hartman
Joseph J. DiSepio              James and Carol Fujimoto   Mitch Harvey
Kristie E. Dodge               Ray Fulton                 Loline Hathaway
Carol G. Doherty               Warren Galkin              Joyce Jean Hatter
Craig Donahue                  Olive P. Gallagher         Robert Hawkins
Claudia Donatello              Barbara P. Galopin         Phil Helms
Kim Doolan                     Ganahl Lumber Co.          Karin Henry
John Dunn                      Claudia Ganz               Leeha Herrera
Warren and Dorothy Durling     Beverley Gardner           Terry L. Hershey
Elinor Duval                   Phyllis Gardner            Eve R. Hershkowitz
Steven M. Dyer                 Doug and Geni Garrison     Ronald E. Higginbotham
Shirley Eadline                Patrick M. Garvey          Edwin Hightower, Jr.
R. Reid Earley                 Stephen J. Garza           D. Rand Hillier
Rohit P. Eddy                  Marion Horton Gebhard      Steve and Martha Hixon
Marianna Edgerton              Susan Gedanke              Arlene Hoffer
Donald and Helen Edwards       Bill Geigl                 David Hoffman
J. Chris Edwardsen             Edwin B. Gentry            Julien I.E. Hoffman
Earl M. Eggers, M.D.           Robert Todd Gerlough       Eric Hoggard
John Ehrhardt                  Gordon Gibson              Michael E. Holton
Eleanor R. Eidels              Stuart Giebelman           Duane Hoppmann
Matthew J. Ellsworth           Diana Clark Gill           Richard A. Horvitz
Mark Endicott                  Edith Gingras              Philip and Holiday Houck
Gordon G. Engeldinger          Jack M. Ginsburg           Ling-Chi Huang
Richard Eppler                 Erica Ginter               Hans Huber
Wayne Ericksen                 John Giuffrida             Kurt and Laura Hudson
Margaret Erickson              Giving Tree, LLC           Amy Huftel
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John A. Hufty                 Donald Kuna                      Marshall E. McMahon
Donald Human                  Kevin Kuntz                      Lisa McMillan
Ted Humphry                   Rosamond Kuntz                   Joanne McQuigg
Bradley Hunt                  Nancy W. Kurtz                   Malcolm McWhorter
Jayson Ingram                 Steven R. Labbe                  Murray Melbin
Pat Jackson-Colando           James H. Lake                    Ralph Melville
Fritz Jandrey                 Jay W. Lang                      Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.
Lonnie P. Jarrell             David LaPoint                    Philip Merryman
Glenn Jayasekara              Robert Lassandrello              Robert W. Messerschmidt
Elizabeth Jayne               Richard Lederman                 Annie P. Michaelis
Josephine Jeanot              John Marshall Lee                Todd Middlemis
Joseph Baugnon and Linda      Mary C. Lellouche                Midland National Individual
  Marie Jenkins               James Leste                        Matching Gift Program
Thomas Johnston               Jerry Levine                     John E. Milko
Vance M. Jones                Andrew and Cynthia Lewis         Greg Millard
Charles and Sally Jorgensen   Joan K. Lewis                    Karen Miller
Shawn Jorgensen               Sabrina Y. Liak                  Ralph Miller
Russell Jucovics              R. Linnell                       V. David and Billie Miller
Jeffrey Kadison               David Lock                       John and Wende Milner
Grace Kadoya                  Wendy M. Lohn                    Brenda Milum
Rachel Kahn-Hut               Stephen B. Love                  Hideyo Minagi, M.D.
Peter J. Kalisky              Marilyn A. Luby                  Patricia L. Minami
Mayola Kalkstein              Gail Mahanger                    Donald K. Minner
Aileen P. Kanan               Timothy Brophy Maher             Nelson Missbach
Jessica Kaplan                Michele Mahood                   Howard and Heidi Mitnick
Craig Kattner                 Jo Malik                         Robert Miyahira
Derek Kaufman                 Marilyn G. Malik                 Samir Modi
Robert Kaufman                Scott Mangum                     Mary Lou Moffitt
Judith Kautz                  Scott R. Mangum                  Rafik Momin
Gerald W. Kehle               Rick Martello                    Ellen Monahan
Marilyn Kelly                 Christine Martin                 Ivan Montalvo
Susan Kenney                  David and Nancy Martin           John W. Moody
John L. Kenton                Marilyn L. Martin                Neeta K. Moonka, M.D.
Marianne Kernan               Miguel Martin                    Mary Lou Morella
Christopher C. Lund and       Mona K. Martin                   James and Marie Moriarty
  Kerry E. Kornblatt          L. Hardy Mason                   John Morrow
Brett Kettering               Connie Matthews                  Thomas G. Mortenson
Adele Kiell                   Keller Matthews                  Kathy Mosher
Dale Kiesewetter              Sten Mawson                      Phillip Mossholder
Peter R. Killeen              Marty Maxwell                    Vern Moter
Frank S. Kilpatrick           Robert J. Maxwell                Motorola Foundation
Alan R. Kimbell               Kurt Mayer                       Aaron Muhlenkamp
Malcolm King                  Thomas Mayer                     Mary Murphy
Sonia King                    Michael McCann                   Mr. and Mrs. Oliver C. Murray, Jr.
Keitha Kinne                  Joan E. McCauley                 Aurangzeb N. Nagy
Donald L. Knox                Tara McClaran                    Robert S. Naleid
Amos Koech                    Patrick McCollim                 June Nazarian
John and Cynthia Kondon       John McCune                      Keri Nelson
Mark Kosmo                    John D. McGourthy, Sr.           Richard Nelson
Heather M. Krieger            William and Mary Jane McGuckin   Thomas and Margaret Neumann
Peggy J. Krotz                Ann McKillop                     Jan Nickey
Douglas A. Kruger             Iris McKinley                    Galen Nippert
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Builder (cont)               David A. and Judith W. Roe        Michael S. Smith
($100 - $249)                William and Dona Romaine          Sanford V. and Patricia K. Smith
Richard Oda                  John B. Rose                      Stephen L. Smith
Phyllis Odell                Della Stolsworth and Gary Rosen   Pero Smrzlic
Germaine L. Odenheimer       Jeremy Rosenthal                  W. R. Smythe, Jr
Sean O’Donnell               Marcia A. Rosenthal               Gail Smythers
Catherine O’Halloran         Peter and Beth Rosenthal          Junko A. Snyder
Sarah O’Hara                 Gina D. Rowsam                    Sobel & Co., LLC
Anne P. Osher                Marvin and Joy Rubin              Leif Solberg
Jong B. Park                 Larry E. Ruff                     Annette Soodhalter
Beverly M. Parker            Robert and Laurie Ruxer           Abby Soven
Daniel Parker                Elizabeth Whalen, M.D. and        Mark Sparrow
Kusum Patel                    Terrence Ryan, M.D.             William E. Spears
Frances P. Paterno           Eric W. Rynerson                  Matthew W. Chew Spence
Courtney W. Paul             Philip Sabransky                  Cindy Spencer
Arne Paulson                 Daniel Saltz                      Lane Spencer
Meredith Payne               Larry Salustro                    Margaret A. Spencer
Thomas F. Pearson, Jr.       John Sampson                      Steve Sperber
R.E. and Jane L. Peattie     Kenneth Sarauer                   R. Sprague
Andrew Peerson               Tomas Saulys                      Joseph and Patti Stager
Michael and Pearl Pelatt     Ronald Schafer                    Jeffrey G. Stark
Edmund Pendleton, Jr.        Gretchen I. Schaffner             C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.
Lynn T. Petersen             Richard and Maryan Schall         Ralph J. Staunton
Lars Peterson                Gregory and Lori Schamp           Ronald and Mary Jane Steele
John Pfister                 Arnold and Arielle Schechter      C. Steen
Kenneth Phillips             Theodore G. Schmidt, Jr.          John Steensen
Eric Ping                    Nancy Schneider                   Judy Sterry
Wayne and Martha Pomerleau   Brian Schumacher                  Gareth Stevens
Thomas Portman               Jason J. Scott                    Catherine M. Stiefel
Arturo Porzecanski           Robert Seifert                    Julian Stienon
Ellen Lee Posel              Charles Seim                      Susan Stone
Thomas Power                 Donald F. Senear                  A. Kevin and Dawn M. Stoppello
Ann G. Powers                Connie Seter                      Timothy Strinden
Catherine Preziosi           R.M. Seymour                      Timothy E. Strinden
Derek and Susan Price        Michael Shannon                   Arthur F. Strohmer, Jr.
Michael Propper              Eric Shapiro                      Bill Strugger
Tim and Sally Quirk          Stuart A. Shapiro                 David Stupin
Michael S. Radeos            Balaji Shivaji                    Harvey R. Styron
Richard Radmer               John Shoemaker                    Kay Suh
Helen Raiser                 Brian L. Shunamon                 Victoria Deutsch Sutherland
Sampath Rajappa              Deborah Siegele                   John F. Swaim, II
Earl and Lola Redding        Allene Sieling                    Marc Sylvane
Jack J. Reid                 Mary Louise Sigtenhorst           Joseph and Cecelia Szurszewski
Jerry Rex                    Richard Silliman                  David Tanner
James P. Rhemer              Marc Silverstein                  Laura Taylor
Gregory Richterich           Philip Sine                       Adam G. Thomas
Chris Ricketts               Jacqueline G. Singer              C. Gomer Thomas
Norman R. Ritter             Donna Skillern                    Eleanor Thomas
Carol W. Roberts             John B. Slater                    F. Deaver and Mary Jean Thomas
Lynne N. Roberts             Beverly Sloan                     R. Murray Thomas
Thomas Robertson, Jr.        A.W. Smith, Jr.                   Peter A. Thome
Marcialyn Robinowitz         Michael Smith                     Frederick Thompson
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Gregory C. Thompson               John S. Wilson                      Explorer
Patti Thompson                    C. Norman Winningstad               ($500 - $999)
John Tice, Ph.D.                  Kenneth D. Wintermuth               Amaturo Family Foundation
Mitchell Timin                    Jeffrey Wood                        New Hampshire Charitable
Terrance Tobias                   Susan E. Woodward                     Foundation
Patricia M. Todd                  Timothy K. Woofter                  Yee Family Foundation
Tormach LLC                       Kelly Wright
Marshall Trackman                 Write Score LLC                     Beacon
Mei-Yin Tseng                     Timothy J. Yee                      ($250 - $499)
Robert L. Turner, III             Barbara O. York                     American Endowment Foundation
Katren Tyler                      Terrence Zehrer                     California Community Foundation
James and Judith Ullman           Diana D. Zentay                     The Thomas and Carol
Doug and Sue Upshaw               Royce Zia                             Cracchiolo Foundation
Laura Valenti                     Irwin S. Zonis
Krishnan V. Varagur               John B. Zurell                      Builder
Joseph Vassallo                                                       ($100 - $249)
Suzanne Vaughan                   FOUNDATION GRANTS                   The California Wellness Foundation
John Velonis                      4-Star Patron                       Community Foundation of
Mary Dawn Verdery                 ($50,000 - $99,999)                   the Jewish Federation of
Rafael Villalba                   The William and Flora                 Orange County
Sharlene Vo                         Hewlett Foundation                FM Global Foundation
Alex von Hoffmann                                                     Charles and Margaret Levin
Richard W. Walker                 Patron                                Family Foundation Inc.
Anne Warburton                    ($25,000 - $49,999)                 Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.
Jacqueline Warburton              The Trustees’ Philanthropy          Motorola Foundation
Robert Ward                         Fund of the Fidelity Charitable   Rudy & Alice Ramsey Foundation
Kevin Waterbury                     Gift Fund                         Roger and Susan Stone
Douglas E. Waters                                                       Family Foundation
Tom R. Watson, Jr.                Leader                              Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc.
Chatkaew Wattano                  ($10,000 - $24,999)
David Watts                       Hobbs Foundation
Barry Waxman
Phyllis Weaver                    Navigator
Charles R. Webb, Jr.              ($1,000 - $4,999)
Mike Weinberg                     The Milton V. Brown Foundation
Mellina Weiss                     The Daphne Seybolt
Ronald Welch                        Culpeper Foundation
Kate Wendleton                    Tomchin Family Charitable
Robert J. Wente                     Foundation
Bonnie Westal
Gordon Westdahl                   FOUNDATION SUPPORT
Harley J. Westfall                Navigator
Mark Westin                       ($1,000 - $4,999)
Wheeler Family Foundation, Inc.   PJ Callahan Foundation, Inc.
Julie Wheeler                     The Robert H. and Anita Q.
Scott Wheeler                       Lawe Foundation
Steven Whitfield                  The Minneapolis Foundation
Steven S. Whitfield               Stifler Family Foundation
Michael Williams
Michael E. Williams
Wendy L. Williams
David Wilson
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                                                                                     The Charity Navigator Full-Time Team
                                                                                     1st Row L to R: Matt Viola, Joanne Reisser,
                                                                                     Sandra Miniutti, Michelle Tang
                                                                                     2nd Row L to R: Tim Gamory, Leonie Giles,
                                                                                     Ken Berger, Vince Bogucki



Board of Directors
John P. Dugan                   Ken Berger                   Thomas H. Murray, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Board Chair        President & CEO              Richard Nathan
Marion Dugan                    Pete Dugan                   Kenneth S. Rose, Esq.
Co-Founder & Board Vice-Chair   Matt Giegerich               William A. von Mueffling
                                Jeffrey R. Graubard

Staff
Ken Berger                      Joanne Reisser               Matthew Viola
President & CEO                 VP, Development &            Sr. Program Analyst
Tim Gamory                      Operations Manager           Michelle Tang
CIO & Human                     Vince Bogucki                Assoc. Program Analyst
Resources Manager               Sr. Program Analyst          David Guffey
Sandra Miniutti                 Leonie Giles                 Data Entry Specialist
VP, Marketing & CFO             Sr. Program Analyst          Chunchen Yan
                                Emily Navarro                Data Entry Specialist
                                Sr. Program Analyst

Volunteers
Dr. Robert Penna                Tetyana Pilyukova
International Coordinator       Program & Development
& Author                        Associate

Over 100 student and faculty volunteers partnered with Charity Navigator in the
initial Fall 2010 test pilot of the CN 2.0 rating project. Participating schools included
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, NYU Stern School of Business,
NYU Wagner School of Public Service, Northern Illinois University, University of
Nevada, and University of Oregon.



Mission
The mission of Charity Navigator is to guide intelligent giving. By guiding
intelligent giving, we aim to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic
marketplace, in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to
overcome our nation’s most persistent challenges.

Core Values
 1     A Team Approach that ensures respect for all who we serve and work with,
       encourages their input, and underscores the value of open communication.

 2     A Client-centered Approach, wherein concern for our Web site users, other
       key constituents, and stakeholders is at the heart of all ideas and decisions.

 3     A Continuous Improvement Process aimed at ensuring optimization of client
       services and organizational standards.

				
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