United Way was named an "all-star" charity by Forbes magazine for the high percentage of its donations that go toward direct services.
The magazine ranked the U.S. charities that received the most in private donations according to financial efficiency. The "Forbes Picks: All-Star Charities" was released in the magazine's Nov. 19 issue.
In addition to the United Way, the top five were: Brother's Brother Foundation; JDRF, formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Boys and Girls Clubs of America; and International Rescue Committee.
Forbes reports that United Way was the country's largest charity in the U.S. with $3.9 billion in...