Back to Newsroom

Medal of Honor Foundation Earns Highest Rating Again

ARLINGTON, Va., June 6, 2017 – Charity Navigator, America’s leading charity evaluator, has awarded its highest 4-star rating to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for the second consecutive year. According to Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator president and chief executive officer (CEO), “Only 28 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least two consecutive 4-star ratings, indicating that Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation outperforms most other charities in America.”

“In representing the 72 national heroes who wear the Medal of Honor, we focus every day on executing the mission in a way that will make them proud and perpetuate the legacy of the Medal they wear,” said Ron Rand, Foundation president and CEO. “Earning this rating again provides confidence to our partners and supporters that they can trust us to use their investments wisely and to educate and inspire people to live by the values embodied in the Medal of Honor.”

The Foundation’s second consecutive 4/4-star rating is supported by a near-perfect overall score of 99.95, up from 98.77 a year ago. In accountability and transparency, the Foundation’s score remained a perfect 100, while in financial management, its score rose to 99.94 from 98.27 last year.

“Our Foundation team does tremendous work and I’m thrilled they’ve been recognized with another 4-star rating,” said Tom Kelley, Medal of Honor Recipient and president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. “They continually make it possible for we Medal of Honor Recipients to perpetuate the values of courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism.”

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society created the Foundation in 1999 to help perpetuate the legacy of the Medal and the values embodied in it. Through its character development, citizen recognition and scholarship programs, the Foundation teaches Americans, and especially young Americans, to live by the values of the Medal and strive to make a difference in the lives of others. Visit www.themedalofhonor.com to learn more about the Foundation’s programs.

About the Congressional Medal of Honor Society:

The Congressional Medal of Honor Society was chartered by the Congress in 1958 to create a brotherhood among the living Medal of Honor recipients, to protect and uphold the dignity and honor of the Medal, to promote patriotism and love of country, and to inspire our youth to become worthy and dedicated citizens of our nation. Its membership consists exclusively of those individuals who have received the Medal of Honor. Today, there are 72 living recipients of the Medal of Honor. The Society is unique in that its membership hopes that there will be no need to welcome new inductees.

About the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation:

The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation was founded in 1999 by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to perpetuate the legacy of the Medal. Through character development, scholarship and citizen recognition programs based on the values embodied in the Medal — courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism — the Foundation teaches all citizens that they can make a difference in the lives of others. The Foundation also supports the important work of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Tax ID #25-1828488, the Foundation carries a rating of 4/4 stars for fiscal management, accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator, America’s leading nonprofit evaluator.

Contact: Mike Caldwell, 703-469-1861; mcaldwell@cmohfoundation.org

SOURCE Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation