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UWLWC Earns Charity Navigator's Highest 4-Star Rating for 6th Straight YearThe United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties has earned the highest possible 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator for the 7th consecutive year. 
 
Only five percent of charities perform at this level nationwide, indicating our United Way far exceeds industry standards and outperforms most other charities in America. 
 
Using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. These Accountability and Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.
We're currently rated in the top 10 among United Ways in the nation and have the highest rating among the eight United Ways in Pennsylvania to earn 4-stars. Our score of 97.87 out of 100 includes a perfect score in the crucial Accountability and Transparency metric.
We are proud of this designation and pledge to continue our faithful stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.
 
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