For the 12th consecutive year, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network has earned the prestigious four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in the country. Fewer than 1 percent of the charities the organization rates have achieved this milestone.

“A four-star rating highlights our commitment to conduct all activities in an efficient, ethical and open manner,” said Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA, president and CEO of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. “We are extremely proud to have earned this top rating once again.”

The rating is based on the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency, as evidenced by the detailed metrics available for public viewing on Charity Navigator’s website.

The four-star rating out of a possible four stars signifies that contributions to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will be wisely invested. Donors can rely on the objective, data-driven approach that Charity Navigator takes to assess nonprofits and the comprehensive information it publishes.

“Our core values are ‘Customer First, Team, Deliver Excellence, Sparkle Spirit and Accountability’,” said Fleshman, “And these key principles are reflected in this achievement and, most importantly, in our commitment to change the course of history for pancreatic cancer.”