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United Way earns four-star rating again
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United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator’s highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the fifth consecutive year.

Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator, evaluates he financial health and accountability and transparency of America’s largest charities.

Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that United Way of the Coastal Empire adheres to good governance and other best practices and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only five percent of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least five consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that United Way of the Coastal Empire outperforms most other charities in the U.S.

“Our United Way is honored to be recognized for this national distinction,” said Gregg Schroeder, President and CEO of United Way of the Coastal Empire. “The high standards established by our board of directors and carried by the professional staff within the organization makes this award very noteworthy, especially as we celebrate our 75th year of improving lives in our community.”

To view United Way’s complete Charity Navigator profile, visit