Monday, January 5, 2015

FPRAZ Earns Charity Navigator Four Star Rating

Friends of Public Radio Arizona, the fundraising arm of listener supported public radio stations KJZZ 91.5 FM and K-BACH 89.5 FM, achieved the coveted Charity Navigator 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

"Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization 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," Charity Navigator President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Berger said in a letter to the FPRAZ Board of Directors.

According to Berger, only 25% of charities evaluated receive the four star rating.

In addition to the four star rating, FPRAZ was listed 2nd in a top 10 list of Charities Expanding In A Hurry. The list recognizes charities that have grown their primary sources of revenue by more than 35% year over year for the past three years while simultaneously expanding programs and services by the same percentage and maintaining the fiscal stability to sustain a similar rate of growth for years to come.

"Friends of Public Radio Arizona is proud to be recognized by Charity Navigator," said FPRAZ Executive Director Lou Stanley. "It differentiates us from our peers and reinforces the trust and confidence instilled in FPRAZ by our community of supporters."

About Friends of Public Radio Arizona
FRPAZ works in partnership with the Maricopa County Community College District, Rio Salado College, Staff at KJZZ 91.5 and KBAQ 89.5, and Public Radio Partners, Inc. in a coordinated effort to support public radio in Arizona.

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. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 201, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

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