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May 31, 2017

Hawk Mountain Receives Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary recently earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity monitor. This is the third consecutive year that the organization holds the highest possible rating.

The Sanctuary received this top distinction due to its impressive financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Hawk Mountain received an overall score of 92.24, with a perfect score in Accountability and Transparency. These metrics show that the organization is focused on ethical practices and a solid relationship with its donors and supporters.

"Hawk Mountain's exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates it trustworthiness to the public," according to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. "Based on the 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the Sanctuary."

Thatcher goes on to explain, "Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Hawk Mountain Sanctuary exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in the same area of work. Only 25% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Hawk Mountain Sanctuary outperforms most other charities in America."

"It is important that our supporters understand that we are using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission of conservation and education," said Hawk Mountain Interim President Dr. Keith Bildstein. "We are proud of what we do at the Sanctuary, and we know that we do it well and with utmost financial responsibility."

Hawk Mountain's rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org

About Charity Navigator:

Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, 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. 

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