For the second consecutive year, Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, whose president and CEO is Andy Fleischmann of West Hartford, has attained Charity Navigator’s highest rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Michael Thatcher, President of the New Jersey-based charity rating organization, made the announcement.
The 4-star rating indicates that Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Only 32 percent of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have ever received two consecutive 4-star evaluations.
“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious honor from Charity Navigator,” said Fleischmann. “We’re very much aware that donors insist on transparency, accountability and concrete results from us. Charity Navigator’s rating affirms we have performed with distinction in these areas. We hope this top rating will give prospective donors increased confidence in Nutmeg, making it possible for us to offer our life-changing programs to even more Connecticut children in need.”
Fleischmann, who assumed leadership of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2011, has worked to streamline Nutmeg’s financial health. That accomplished, he then he sought to secure the charity-rating group’s endorsement.
Nutmeg Big Brothers, founded in 1966 and based in Hartford, is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The organization serves 132 of the state’s 169 municipalities.
Main Photo: Andy Fleischmann, President & CEO of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, is also a Big Brother (adult mentor) in his organization’s Mentor-U school-based mentoring program. He’s pictured here with his Little Brother (mentee), Jacob.