ELY, MINNESOTA – The International Wolf Center learned recently that it had received another 4-star rating from the independent watchdog group Charity Navigator. The rating is Charity Navigator’s highest mark. This is the third consecutive year and seventh time since 2012 that the Center has received the coveted rating.
 
The rating scale is a quick tool for givers seeking guidance on how efficiently they believe a charity will use their donation. It helps measure how well a charity has sustained its programs and services over time as well as their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information.  
 
“Our donors and members put their trust in us and ratings like this show that we deserve that trust,” said Rob Schultz, International Wolf Center executive director. “We take our mission of education very seriously and can only accomplish it with the steadfast support of our donors and members.”
 
In a letter to Schultz and the Center, Charity Navigator president Michael Thatcher wrote: “We are proud to announce International Wolf Center has earned our third consecutive 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that International Wolf Center exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 22% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that International Wolf Center outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets International Wolf Center apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.