Charitable Service Trust Earns Top Honor

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Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent charity evaluators, notified DAV in early March that the DAV Charitable Service Trust has achieved the coveted four-star rating for “sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.”

In a letter from the watchdog’s president, the Trust was commended for being efficient, ethical and open.

“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 Ken Berger wrote of the DAV Charitable Service Trust, which supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs that provide direct service to injured, ill or wounded veterans.

Programs supported by the Trust typically include providing food, shelter and other necessary items to homeless or at-risk veterans; accessibility or mobility items for veterans with vision or hearing impairments; therapeutic activities; physical and psychological activities for rehabilitation; and other forms of direct service for veterans and their families.

“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates DAV Charitable Service Trust from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” said Richard E. Marbes, Chairman of the Tust. “Those generously supporting these programs can do so knowing their support is making a difference the way they rightfully expect.”

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