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    Can Do MS earns coveted rating for fiscal responsibility four consecutive years

    Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011

    Can Do MS has earned a four-star rating, the highest rating possible, four consecutive years for  its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances from nonprofit evaluator Charity Navigator. Can Do MS is in the top 20 percent of the more than 5,000 nonprofits evaluated by Charity Navigator.

    "We’re especially proud to commit over 80 percent of our dollars to our programs and services,” said Katie DeMore, Head of Operations of Can Do MS. “Our rating is a testament of Can Do MS’s commitment to financial responsibility.  In this economic climate, it’s more important than ever for our donors to know their dollars are used efficiently for our mission of empowering people living with MS to transform and improve their quality of life. Charity Navigator’s recognition of our accomplishments verifies we’re meeting the high standards we set for our operations.”

    Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized, independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations. Each year Charity Navigator rates more than 5,000 nonprofits based on operational efficiency and organizational capacity.  The ratings show donors how charities use their dollars, and to what extent charities grow programs and services over time.

    “Only 13 percent of the charities we rate have received at least three consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Can Do MS consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Can Do MS from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” said Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator.

    Charity Navigator’s evaluations are based on the nonprofit organization’s annual tax return.  Each year Charity Navigator’s team of professional analysts examines tens of thousands of nonprofit financial documents to help donors give wisely.  Donors rely on the star-rating system to guide their dollars to fiscally-responsible charities.

    A national nonprofit organization based in Edwards, Colo., Can Do MS is an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life. For more information, please visit the organization’s Web site at www.mscando.org or call 970-926-1270.
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    100 W. Beaver Creek Blvd. Suite 200 PO Box 5860 Avon, CO 81620 Phone: 970-926-1290 or 800-367-3101 Fax: 970-926-1295 Email: info@mscando.org
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    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™ is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
    Charitable Organization Number: 74-2337853

    Formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis | Founded by Jimmie Heuga

    A national nonprofit organization, Can Do MS is a leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs
    that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life.

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