Books For Africa Receives Fifth Consecutive 4-Star Rating From National Evaluator Charity Navigator

Books For Africa (BFA), a non-profit with offices in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Atlanta, has received Charity Navigator's 4-star rating for the fifth consecutive year. Charity Navigator is the country's premiere charity evaluator and rates charities on sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

"Only 6 % of the charities we evaluate have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Books For Africa outperforms most other charities in America," John P. Dugan, founder and chair of the board of Charity Navigators, wrote in a letter to Patrick Plonski, Executive Director of BFA.

"This 'exceptional' designation from Charity Navigator sets Books For Africa apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness," Dugan continued.

BFA had an overall rating of 97.01, with a financial rating of 95.78 and an accountability and transparency rating of 100. For more information visit the Books For Africa Charity Navigator listing.

"We are very happy once again with Charity Navigator's findings and ratings of BFA," Plonski said. "We are proud that BFA has been able to serve the students of Africa during the past year with more than 2.5 million books and other educational tools like computers and e-readers and we plan to expand our efforts and continue to increase shipments this year."

Books For Africa remains the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 50 million books to 55 different countries since 1988. Over the past 12 months BFA has shipped more than 2.4 million books, 665 computers and 200 e-readers containing 1.6 million digital books, as well as five new law and human rights libraries to 21 African countries. More than $2.3 million was raised last year to ship the books to the students of Africa.