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Since 1894, Kurn Hattin has helped thousands of children and their families by offering a safe home and quality education in a nurturing environment.

Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Earns Coveted Four-star Rating from Charity Navigator

Westminster, Vermont—Kurn Hattin Homes for Children has been awarded the top-level 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the U.S. The rating is the highest rank an organization can receive in recognition of sound fiscal management practices and a commitment to accountability and transparency. Only a quarter of the highest-performing charities listed by Charity Navigator hold the four-out-of-four star distinction.

Using data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator reviews non-profits and charities for their adherence to policies and best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities. The rating methodology takes into account measures of fiscal responsibility, as well as 17 separate "Accountability and Transparency" metrics, which relate to good governance, openness, and willingness to freely share information about their organization with donors and other stakeholders. 

The announcement from Charity Navigator comes just prior to the retirement of Kurn Hattin's Executive Director, Connie Sanderson, after 27 years of service to the organization. Sanderson has been one of the driving forces behind many of the policies and fundraising efforts that enabled Kurn Hattin to step up from its previous 3-star rating with Charity Navigator. 

“We're extremely proud," Sanderson said. "We're still here after 121 years because of the conservative fiscal policies and careful planning of our founders. The four-star rating sends the message to donors that their money will be used efficiently and wisely and in the way it is intended. It's a confidence our loyal donors already have; but this clear demonstration of our trustworthiness becomes important in our efforts to attract new donors to invest in the lives of future generations of Kurn Hattin children."

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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 more than 8,000 charities. 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 501 (c)(3) public charity 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 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.