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American Health Assistance Foundation Lauded for Excellence in Maryland

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ANNAPOLIS, MD.-The Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations (Maryland Nonprofits) today recognized the American Health Assistance Foundation for achieving the requirements of its Standards of Excellence certification.

Of the more than 24,000 nonprofit organizations in Maryland, fewer than 80 have achieved the Maryland Nonprofits certification. “We are proud to be one of the six new members of this elite group,” said Stacy Haller, president and CEO of the American Health Assistance Foundation. Maryland Nonprofits awarded seals to a total of 14 nonprofits, eight of which had previously earned their certification.

The awards are designed to promote ethical practices and accountability in nonprofit organizations across the state. Award recipients adhere to the strictest standards set by Maryland Nonprofits. The rigorous submission process creates an increased sense of trust and confidence for the people of this state who are looking for organizations they can feel comfortable supporting.

The official awards presentation for the Standards for Excellence Class of 2011 took place at Maryland Nonprofits Annual Conference, Sustaining Nonprofit Leadership, on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at the Loews Annapolis Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland.

About the American Health Assistance Foundation

The American Health Assistance Foundation ( is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to finding cures for age-related degenerative diseases. The foundation funds research on Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma and provides the public with free information about these diseases, including risk factors, preventative lifestyles, and current treatments and coping strategies.

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