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The Marfan Foundation Achieves Accreditation From BBB Wise Giving Alliance

By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting, and fundraising appeals, The Marfan Foundation achieved accreditation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. This accreditation signifies that The Marfan Foundation is deserving of donor trust as they are a well-run nonprofit organization.

“We are proud to be accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, which recognizes excellence in leadership, finances, and mission-driven work,” said Michael Weamer, president and CEO, The Marfan Foundation. “This provides yet another level of assurance to our community that we meet the highest standards in fiscal responsibility and maximize our funding for the benefit of all those living with Marfan syndrome and related disorders.”

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is the nation’s only comprehensive charity evaluator, assisting donors in making sound giving decisions. Donors know they can trust a charity if it is accredited by the BBB WGA.  Their broad standards go beyond what the law requires and dives deeper than other charity monitoring organizations.  Each BBB WGA charity report process involves a rigorous review using 20 holistic BBB Charity Standards, interaction with charity officials about corrective actions needed to address deficiencies, and quality control measures to assure report accuracy. Thousands of charities have reports available to the public at

“The public can be assured that every charity evaluation is completed with careful, objective analysis of charity information,” says Art Taylor, president and CEO, BBB Wise Giving Alliance. “By achieving accreditation, The Marfan Foundation has earned public trust having demonstrated its commitment to sound governance, transparency, and achieving its mission.”

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of nationally-soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic standards that address charity governance, effectiveness reporting, finances, fund raising, appeal accuracy, and other issues. National charity reports are produced by the BBB WGA and local charity reports are produced by local Better Business Bureaus – all reports are available at

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The Marfan Foundation is a nonprofit organization that saves lives and improves the quality of life of individuals with genetic aortic and vascular conditions including Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, and Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. Our vision is a world in which everyone with genetic aortic and vascular conditions can live their best life.

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