The Seena Magowitz Foundation reaches GuideStar’s highest Seal of Transparency

Platinum Seal allows donors to focus on progress and results

PHOENIX, AZ September 2020 — The Seena Magowitz Foundation earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency. It is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar. By sharing progress, the organization is helping donors understand it’s valued even more.

“As the Face and Voice of Pancreatic Cancer, our heart is transparency,” said Roger E. Magowitz, founder of The Seena Magowitz Foundation. “We have deep respect for the GuideStar Nonprofit system and are proud to have reached the Platinum level.”

To reach Platinum, The Seena Magowitz Foundation added extensive information to its profile. This included organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about progress.

By providing this information The Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to transparency. It also affirms giving donors and funders meaningful data to check nonprofit performance.

“I encourage you to visit our profile on GuideStar to understand us a little better,” added Magowitz. “And after that, head to our website to read amazing stories of the actual Warriors of this deadly disease.”

The Seena Magowitz Foundation is known as “The Face and Voice of Pancreatic Cancer.” It works to provide the loudest voice of awareness for the disease. It’s also dedicated to fundraising for the most impactful research in the industry. The Foundation is committed to early detection, patient quality of life, and an eventual cure. For more information, visit

About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles: In February 2019, GuideStar joined forces with Foundation Center to form Candid, a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Today, GuideStar is a service of Candid. The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. The profiles are populated with information directly from nonprofits, the IRS, and other partners in the nonprofit sector. Candid encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the more than 13 million people who visit to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good. To reach a given participation level, organizations must complete all required fields for that level. The GuideStar participation levels, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants’ profiles in the GuideStar database.

About Candid: Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Find out more at and on Twitter @CandidDotOrg.


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