National Military Family Association Receives 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator for Its 10th Consecutive Year

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Military Family Association achieved the coveted 4-star rating for its 10th consecutive year by Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. According to Charity Navigator, "Only one percent of the charities we rate have received at least 10 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that National Military Family Association outperforms most other charities in America." Nonprofit entities are evaluated based on good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executing the mission in a fiscally responsible way.

In making the announcement, Ken Berger, president and chief executive officer of Charity Navigator, noted the National Military Family Association received the prestigious four star rating due to "sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The National Military Family Association outperforms most other charities in America and this "exceptional" designation from Charity Navigator differentiates National Military Family Association from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."
"We are humbled by this recognition of how we accomplish our mission – advocating for military families," Joyce Wessel Raezer, executive director for the National Military Family Association. "Military families are our Nation's families and it is our duty to protect and serve them, as they do for us on a daily basis. We look forward to continuing our mission in 2013 and encourage all Americans to take part in it with us."
Over the past 10 years, the National Military Family Association has achieved great things for military families that would not be possible without the help of its donors. Some of those things include:
-       Operation Purple® Camps: A free camp where kids can learn to cope with deployment. Having sent more than 45,000 kids and counting.
-       Spouse Education: Scholarships through the Joanne Holbrook Patton Spouse Scholarship Program, providing $2.3 million in aid for more than 2,100 military spouses.
-       Administration Advisors: Participate in the White House Joining Forces initiative
-       MyMilitaryLife Mobile Application: Changing the face of communication for military families
To learn more about the National Military Family Association, please visit
About the National Military Family Association

Military families serve our country with pride, honor, and quiet dedication. The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening and protecting the families of the men and women currently serving, retired, wounded, or fallen. We provide families of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA with information, work to get them the benefits they deserve, and offer programs that improve their lives. Our 44 years of service and accomplishments have made us a trusted resource for military families and the Nation's leaders. To learn more, visit">