Money, SmartMoney and Worth Magazines Give IRC Top Ranking as a Charity
In their December 2001 editions, three of the most widely circulated personal finance publications in the United States—Money, SmartMoney and Worth—rank the International Rescue Committee among the leading charities in the United States.
Smart Money. For the second consecutive year, SmartMoney, the personal finance magazine of the Wall Street Journal, lists the IRC as a leader in the “relief” category in its year-end story about charitable giving. Peter Finch, editor-in-chief, describe the special feature as “our annual rating of the nation’s most efficient charities—that is, the ones that are best at putting your donor dollars to work.”
Worth. Worth magazine selected the IRC for inclusion its “list of “America’s 100 Best Charities.” Said John Koten, editor: “After careful review, we selected the 100 charities that most effectively meet their contributors’ goals.
Money. Money magazine, in its annual giving guide, includes the IRC among seven national organizations it singles out because they “devote a high portion of their income to programs, keep fund-raising costs low and earn top ratings from the American Institute of Philanthropy.” Money said the seven spotlighted charities can “serve as benchmarks for evaluating other worthy charities.”
What (for example) would a $1,000 donation to the IRC buy? Money asked. The answer: “Yearlong teacher-training course for 10 Afghan refugee women.”
In its current rating of charities, the American Institute of Philanthropy gives the IRC a rating of A+