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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Happy Birthday, Pat!

At the turn of the century, Pat and Marion Dugan were interested in significantly increasing their charitable/social investing. To assure their donations were going to healthy organizations, Pat and Marion could have hired a team of personal financial advisors to help them. Fortunately, they didn’t forget all of the donors who were also trying identify the most financially healthy organizations in the United States.

In 2001, Pat and Marion Dugan founded Charity Navigator. They envisioned an unbiased and transparent source of information that would assist American donors in finding a financially healthy and transparent charity to support.  In combatting fraudulence in the nonprofit sector, Pat created his own cause:  Giving everyday donors information, so they can make informed giving decisions.

Fourteen years later, that information remains available and free to all through Charity Navigator’s website. Today, Pat’s 80th birthday, we wanted to take a moment to shout “Happy Birthday” to Pat Dugan, our co-founder, a visionary, and all around great guy.
Happy birthday, Pat!

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