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In the Winter 2014-15
Charity Rating Guide & Watchdog Report

A Donor's Guide to Serving the Needs of Veterans

F rated Veterans Charity Busted $24.6 Million Settlement with Attorney General

Subject of Scathing Report from VA Inspector General
Picked to Lead Veterans Charity

Charity Bookkeeper Faces Felony Larceny Charge

Fundraiser is Ring Leader
of Triple Charity Scheme

Guidestar Exchange Program
Sometimes Gold, Silver and Bronze Mean Less Than You Think


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