On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine on attaining the coveted 4-star
rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
The nonprofit sector is advancing and expanding. As our organizations evolve, so do the desires and interests of our
supporters. Astute donors are yearning for greater accountability, transparency, and for concrete results from us. With
more than 1.5 million American charities, Charity Navigator aims to accentuate the work of efficient and transparent
organizations. The intent of our work is to provide donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in
both the charitable decisions that they make and the nonprofit sector.
Based on the most recent information available, we have issued a new rating for your organization. We are proud to
announce Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine has earned our second consecutive 4-star rating. This is our highest
possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a
financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine exceeds industry
standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 33% of the charities we evaluate have received at
least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine outperforms most other
charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine apart
from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.
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method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. We evaluate ten times more charities than our nearest
competitor and currently attract more visitors to our website than all other charity rating groups combined, thus making
us the leading charity evaluator in America. Our data shows that users of our site donated more than they planned to
before viewing our findings, and in fact, it is estimated that last year Charity Navigator influenced approximately $10
billion in charitable gifts.
Your achievement and the 4-star rating will enhance your organization’s fundraising and public relations efforts. Our
favorable review of Lakeland Volunteers In Medicine’s financial health and commitment to accountability &
transparency is now visible on our website.
We wish you continued success in your charitable endeavors.
President and CEO