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Education Foundation of Lake County earns prestigious honor for transparency

The Education Foundation of Lake County has earned the 2021 GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency. It is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

By sharing metrics that highlight progress The Education Foundation of Lake County is making toward its mission, the organization can share its full and complete story with a global audience that can truly understand the organization’s mission, tactics and results.
This is the second year that the Education Foundation of Lake County has earned Platinum status.

“It’s our long-held belief to be transparent about our work,” said Carman Cullen, executive director of The Education Foundation of Lake County. “By maintaining our status as a GuideStar Platinum level nonprofit, we can easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar’s immense online audience, which includes donors, grant makers, other nonprofits and the media.”

To reach the Platinum level, the Education Foundation of Lake County shares extensive information on its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission.

“By taking the time to provide this information, The Education Foundation of Lake County has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance,” said James Myers, board president. “The Board is thrilled that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile and its associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives at a global scale.”

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