Independent Charity Evaluator Recognizes Organization for First Time

  The United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties has received a 3-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator.  “The United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties is pleased to receive an excellent rating from Charity Navigator,” said Rick Owen, President and CEO of the organization. “Fiscal responsibility and transparency is essential to building trust with our donors, agencies, and community and is of primary importance to our organization. The 3-star rating is a reflection of the emphasis that we place on integrity in the performance of the mission at your United Way.”

About the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties
The United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties is a volunteer-based organization that brings individuals and groups together in a community-wide effort to help people. We are a local charitable organization that partners with and raises money for local health and human care service providers. Our guarantee is that your gift to the United Way will be invested wisely. Every gift made is considered an investment in our community. We are stronger together to change lives and create a better community by making a difference.

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 roughly 5,500 mid-to-large sized charities that garner roughly 50% of all private contributions made in the USA each year (not including houses of worship). Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers.