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The V Foundation Announces 10th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Highest Possible Rating Puts Organization in Top 2% of Charities Evaluated

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity, received its 10th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest evaluator of charities. A 4-star rating is the highest possible assessment awarded and is calculated using key indicators of financial health, accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of aid organizations, assessing over 9,000 of American charities to date.

“This 4-star designation sets the V Foundation apart and demonstrates to charitable givers our trustworthiness,” said Jefferson Parker, Chief Operating Officer of the V Foundation. “Our donors can be confident they are supporting an organization that is financially healthy, accountable, transparent and committed to delivering on its mission.”

The V Foundation’s mission is to fund game-changing research and all-star scientists to accelerate Victory Over Cancer® and save lives. With an endowment that covers administrative expenses, the V Foundation awards 100% of direct donations to cutting-edge cancer research and has awarded more than $250 million in grants nationwide. This 10th consecutive 4-star rating positions the V Foundation in the top 2% of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator.

“Once again, our Board of Directors is extremely pleased that we have been awarded this top honor from Charity Navigator,” said Constance Skidmore, Treasurer of the V Foundation Board and Retired Managing Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. “We believe this rating reflects the outcome of the dedicated work of our finance team and management as a whole. Our stakeholders have put their trust in our ability to execute efficiently on our mission to achieve Victory Over Cancer®. We commit to continue our efforts in this most important goal.”

In addition to a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the V Foundation is a GuideStar platinum-rated charity. For more information or to donate to the V Foundation, please visit v.org.

About the V Foundation for Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. The V Foundation has funded more than $250 million in game-changing cancer research grants nationwide through a competitive process strictly supervised by a world-class Scientific Advisory Committee. Because the V Foundation has an endowment to cover administrative expenses, 100% of direct donations is awarded to cancer research and programs. The V team is committed to accelerating Victory Over Cancer®. To learn more, visit v.org.