Accomplishments

Special Olympics is an exemplary organization and over the years has received awards and recognition for our programs.

  • 97% brand recognition. Gallop Poll
  • 76% of corporations said their involvement with the World Summer Games improved and enhanced their company's image. Smith & Company Research
  • 85% of companies surveyed stated their involvement improved employee morale and goodwill. Smith & Company Research
  • Special Olympics is, "The most credible charity in America". Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Ranked #1 as Organization with the Greatest Impact for People with Disabilities by Philanthropedia.
  • Named 1 of the 100 Best Charities in America by Worth Magazine.
  • One of the top 100 NonProfits in the 2012 NonProfit Times.
  • Recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
  • One of Top Ten Charities in New Orleans voted on by Louisiana residents. Campaign for your Cause
  • Charity Navigator 4 star rating.
  • 50% more Special Olympics athletes have jobs than their counterparts with intellectual disabilities who do not participate.
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