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NMCRS Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Third Consecutive Year


Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
875 N. Randolph St., Suite 225
Arlington, VA   22203

Contact: Shelley Marshall, Captain, United States Navy (Retired)
Vice President, Chief Development and Communications Officer
(703) 696-7449/(800) 654-8364 office
DSN 426-4904
(703) 395-1065 cell
Fax (703) 696-0144


Arlington, VA, Tuesday, November 2, 2015 – Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.  This is the third consecutive time that Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has earned this exceptional distinction.

“Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 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.  Only 14% of the charities rated by Charity Navigator have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations” according to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO, Charity Navigator.  “This rating indicates that Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society outperforms most other charities in America and demonstrates to the public that Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is worthy of their trust”.

“The Society received a score of 91.12 out of a possible 100, placing the Society in the “exceptional” category” said Admiral Steve Abbot, President and CEO, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. “This 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously and that we are using donors’ contributions wisely to provide financial assistance to active duty and retired Sailors, Marines and their families.”

About Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Since 1904, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has provided need-based financial assistance and education to active duty and retired members of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, their eligible family members and survivors. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the Society is a non-profit, charitable organization that is staffed by more than 4,000 volunteers, and a small cadre of employees, in offices around the world – ashore and aboard U.S. Navy ships. 

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