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Hadassah Achieves Accreditation from BBB Wise Giving Alliance

Monday, Jun 18 2018

MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Contact: Renee Young
Hadassah National Public Relations
ryoung@hadassah.org
212.303.8140

Contact: Tina Beaty
BBB Wise Giving Alliance
tina.beaty@porternovelli.com
202.937.2940

Hadassah Achieves Accreditation from BBB Wise Giving Alliance
Highlighting Excellence in Leadership, Finances and Mission-Driven Work

(NEW YORK, NY – June 13, 2018) By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting and fundraising appeals, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA) achieved accreditation from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, announced Ellen Hershkin, President of HWZOA. This accreditation signifies that Hadassah is deserving of donor trust as they are a well-run nonprofit organization.

Hershkin states, “We’re proud that our impact and effectiveness has earned Hadassah accreditation from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a strong affirmation of HWZOA’s adherence to the non-profit industry’s best standards and practices. As a top-rated charity, our present and future donors will know their generous support is being used as effectively as possible to advance our mission to provide quality healthcare for the people of Israel, advance women’s empowerment in the US and Israel and ensure the safety of the land and people of Israel.”  

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is the nation’s only comprehensive charity evaluator, assisting donors in making sound giving decisions. Donors know they can trust a charity if it is accredited by the BBB WGA.  Their broad standards go beyond what the law requires and dives deeper than other charity monitoring organizations. Each BBB WGA charity report process involves a rigorous review using 20 holistic BBB Charity Standards, interaction with charity officials about corrective actions needed to address deficiencies, and quality control measures to assure report accuracy. Thousands of charities have reports available to the public at Give.org.

“The public can be assured that every charity evaluation is completed with careful, objective analysis of charity information,” says Art Taylor, president and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, “By achieving accreditation, Hadassah has earned public trust having demonstrated its commitment to sound governance, transparency and achieving its mission.”

ABOUT HADASSAH
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA) is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With 330,000 members, associates and supporters Hadassah brings Jewish women together to effect change and advocate on critical issues such as medical care and research and women's empowerment.  Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's two hospitals, the world-renowned trauma center and the leading research facility in Jerusalem, Hadassah supports the delivery of exemplary patient care to over a million people every year. HMO serves without regard to race, religion or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination in 2005 for building “bridges to peace” through equality in medical treatment. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org.

ABOUT BBB WISE GIVING ALLIANCE
BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of nationally-soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic standards that address charity governance, effectiveness reporting, finances, fund raising, appeal accuracy, and other issues. National charity reports are produced by the BBB WGA and local charity reports are produced by local Better Business Bureaus – all reports are available at Give.org.

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