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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Earns Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating for 5th Consecutive Year

Only 11% of Charities Have Earned Charity Navigator’s Top Rating 5 Years in a Row

(March 11, 2019)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has earned Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for a 5th consecutive year in recognition of its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 11% of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator, the world’s largest and most utilized independent charity evaluator, have achieved this status, the highest rating it gives for five consecutive years.

According to Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator President and CEO, “Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Alzheimer’s Foundation of America exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in [their] area of work. Only 11% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Alzheimer’s Foundation of America outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Alzheimer’s Foundation of America apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

“We are immensely proud to receive this recognition,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. “Alzheimer’s disease is a public health epidemic affecting more than 5 million Americans, a number the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates could nearly triple by 2060. Our work has never been more important.”

“I founded AFA in 2002 because I wanted to give families the tools and strategies for coping with their loved one’s condition—something I felt sorely lacking in my own life when dealing with my own mother’s condition,” said Bert E. Brodsky, AFA Board Chair & Founder. “Today, I could not be prouder of how much we have been able to accomplish in these past 17 years. AFA has become a lifeline for so many families.”

Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the US and the only one in the top 10 without a cure or reversible treatment.

For more information on the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and its programs and services, visit or call AFA’s National Toll-Free Helpline at 866-232-8484.