CWLA Named to List of the 100 Best Charities by Worth Magazine

Child Welfare League of America
Saturday, 1 December 2001

The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) has been chosen as one of the 100 Best Charities in the December/January 2002 issue of Worth Magazine.

The special issue reported results of an extensive six-month investigation by its writers and editors into what charities actually do, how they spend contributions, and whether or not they are making a real impact. The magazine concentrated its examination of nonprofit organizations in five areas they felt were critical to America and the world: health, human services, education, relief and development, and the environment, to come up with what they consider the 100 Best Charities.

"We are extremely pleased to be recognized as one of Worth Magazine's Best Charities," said Shay Bilchik, CWLA's President and CEO. "I believe Worth is right to be concerned about the effect the events of September 11 might have on charitable giving. This list of charities will help the public recognize worthwhile causes for their tax-deductible contributions."

Worth reviewed tax returns, annual reports, and financial statements, then conducted interviews with heads of nonprofit organizations to see how charities like CWLA were putting donations to work efficiently. The criteria for consideration by the magazine required that the charity be national, secular, nonpolitical, and well established. The magazine's findings indicated what dollar amounts the charity directs to programs, fundraising, administration and future reserves out of every $100 donated.

Established in 1920, the Child Welfare League of America is the nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization. Headquartered in Washington, DC, CWLA strives to advance sound public policy on behalf of the more than three million abused, neglected, and vulnerable children served by its more than 1,160 public and private member agencies. To further its mission of preserving, protecting, and promoting the well-being of all children and families, CWLA conducts research, develops standards of best practice, hosts regional and national conferences, provides comprehensive, field-based consultation and professional development services, and is the largest publisher of child welfare materials in the world.

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