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Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation receives coveted 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator

November 7, 2011

New York, NY The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation (ALZinfo.org) today announced it has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier charity evaluator.

The rating is based on a review of fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.  This highest rating, four-stars, reflects the leadership the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation has demonstrated in executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way.  The Fisher Center has earned the 4-star rating 6 times in the last 10 years.  No other Alzheimer’s related charity has so consistently received Charity Navigator’s highest rating. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation from many other nonprofits and demonstrates to the public that it is worthy of its trust.

Mr. Kent Karosen, President and CEO of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation said, “Currently, we are the only Alzheimer’s nonprofit listed by Charity Navigator to have earned 4-stars this year.  We sincerely hope this will help us further our goal to support the innovative research by Nobel laureate, Dr. Paul Greengard.”

“Dr. Greengard’s team of scientists has just recently discovered a protein in the brain, gSAP, which currently suggests a promising approach to lowering the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease while avoiding toxic side effects. This is a very exciting time for the Foundation, and I am honored to be on its board to help support its important research initiatives,” said Dr. Manny Alvarez, Fox News Health senior managing editor.

Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners commented, “As Vice Chairman of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, I could not be more proud of this extraordinary organization. The work the Foundation supports directly affects the lives of millions of people.”

See Charity Navigator’s report on the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation at http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=5909

Founded in 1995, The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is a leading source of funding for Alzheimer’s research and education. It serves Alzheimer’s patients and their families by seeking to understand the causes of, discover a cure for, and improve the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease.  Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard directs the Foundation’s team of internationally renowned scientists, who have been at the forefront of research providing the conceptual framework for understanding Alzheimer’s disease.  To Donate Click Here.

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