Clearwater Marine Aquarium Gets Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator
CLEARWATER - Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is pleased to announce it has received the highest rating possible from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. In a letter sent to CMA, Charity Navigator's President and CEO, Ken Berger, shared, "We are proud to announce CMA has earned our 4-star rating for its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances. Approximately a quarter of the charities we evaluate have received our highest rating, indicating that CMA executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America. This 'exceptional' designation from Charity Navigator differentiates CMA from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."
Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a Florida non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to marine life rescue, rehabilitation and release, and environmental education. CMA is home to dolphins, sea turtles, river otters, stingrays, nurse sharks, and more. Winter the dolphin's story of survival and inspiration has touched millions of people around the world. A movie about her life story is in the works with Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment. Her documentary, "Winter: The Dolphin that Could" is available at www.SeeWinter.com. The film takes viewers on an extraordinary journey through her rescue, fight to stay alive, and extensive rehabilitation. Scholastic published Winter's Tail: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again in October 2009.
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