Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Receives Top Rating for Sound Fiscal Management

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Receives Top Rating for Sound Fiscal Management

Pittsburgh, Pa. – April 11 – For the 16th time since 2002, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has been awarded a top rating for its exemplary financial health and unwavering commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, the largest independent evaluator of charities in America.

According to Charity Navigator, the prestigious four-star rating is the highest honor bestowed upon charities, signifying that WPC consistently demonstrates fiscal responsibility, surpasses the performance of most other organizations, and adheres to ethical practices and good governance.

“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” said Michael Thatcher, president, and CEO of Charity Navigator in a letter to the Conservancy.

Established in 1932, WPC is the Commonwealth’s first conservancy. In addition to its vital land and watershed conservation work, the organization is responsible for preserving Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Fallingwater, in Mill Run, Pa. Moreover, WPC enhances cities and towns by carrying out extensive tree planting initiatives and maintaining over 130 community gardens and green spaces across 20 counties.

“We are honored to receive this continuing recognition from Charity Navigator. We remain committed to ensuring that the generous financial support we receive from individuals, corporations, and foundations is utilized to its fullest potential in furthering our mission,” said Tom Saunders, President, and CEO of the Conservancy.

For more information about the Conservancy’s outstanding rating and to explore the profiles of other esteemed organizations, please visit Tips Tree Planting or the official Charity Navigator website at www.charitynavigator.org.

About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) is a private nonprofit organization that has been enhancing the region’s natural beauty and ecological integrity since 1932. With a focus on protecting and restoring exceptional places, WPC has played a pivotal role in establishing 11 state parks, conserving over a quarter million acres of natural lands, and safeguarding or restoring more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams. One of its most notable achievements is the ownership and operation of Fallingwater, a renowned architectural gem designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Additionally, WPC enriches urban areas through the establishment of 132 community gardens and other green spaces, which are lovingly tended by approximately 12,000 dedicated volunteers. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s impactful work is made possible thanks to the support of its 9,000 members. For more information, please visit WaterLandLife.org or Fallingwater.org.

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