Maranatha Approved for Seal of Excellence

Maranatha was recently approved to continue to display the Best of America Seal of Excellence, a symbol of charities meeting strict accountability and program cost standards.

The College’s financial practices were studied by Christian Charities USA, an independent agency that annually reviews its member charities. Christian Charities USA recommended Maranatha for the Seal of Excellence, given by the Independent Charities of America.

“It is a distinct honor for Maranatha to receive the designation again this year of “Best In America” by the Independent Charities of America,” Director of Alumni and Development John Davis said. “This honor is reserved for non-profit organizations that have established an exemplary record of good stewardship of the gifts they receive.”

Fewer than 2,000 of the more than 1 million charities in American have been awarded this seal, according to the ICA website.

This endorsement helps approve Maranatha’s participation in the Combined Federal Campaign, which allows federal employees to have donations to the College taken directly from their paychecks. The CFC website says it is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, helping raise millions of dollars each year.

Maranatha completed the three-month application process for its original endorsement in April of 2010. The current review is valid until the fall of 2012.

Although the Combined Federal Campaign affects federal employees, Maranatha is not required to submit to direct federal regulation in order to participate. Its annual eligibility review is administered by Christian Charities USA.

“Both of these recognitions are testaments to the dedicated work of the faculty and staff of Maranatha to train students effectively,” Davis said.