GuideStar's highest Seal of Transparency for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Platinum Seal allows donors to focus on progress and results.

EMMITSBURG, Md. — No one should be in the dark about how their money is being used when they generously donate to a charity. That is why the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is proud to earn the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency. It is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar. The NFFF earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, by showcasing the progress and results we are making toward our mission!

“Our donors deserve transparency,” said Troy Markel, Chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Board of Directors. "We are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters, as well as GuideStar's immense online audience."

To reach the Platinum level, the NFFF added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: In-depth financial information; qualitative information about our goals, the strategies employed to meet those goals, and the capabilities of the organization to follow through on our commitment to honor America’s fallen firefighters, assist the families of the fallen in rebuilding their lives, and work to prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries. “The information about the NFFF now listed in GuideStar, demonstrates our commitment to be results oriented and to continue to progress toward accomplishing our mission,” said Chairman Markel. “The Board of Directors and the staff, honors its pledge of transparency to giving our donors and potential funders meaningful data to assess our performance and demonstrate our unwavering assurance that our fallen firefighters will not be forgotten.”

"I encourage you to visit our profile on GuideStar to see what we're all about," added Chief Ronald Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF. “We are thrilled that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile and its associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives on a global scale."

About the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
The United States Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to remember America's fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the nonprofit Foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and assist their families and co-workers. The Foundation also works closely with the U.S. Fire Administration to help prevent and reduce line-of-duty deaths and injuries. For more information on the NFFF and its programs, visit

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