Surrey Accredited with Seal of Excellence


Surrey Services for Seniors has again been awarded the Seal of Excellence by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO).  They first received the Seal in 2004 and were re-certified in 2009 and again this past summer.  Only organizations that demonstrate the highest standards of conduct are awarded the seal.  The Certification program examines in depth all areas of a nonprofits’ business, including program operations, governance, human resources, financial management and fundraising practices.

Barbara Fentress, President & CEO of Surrey, states “This seal shows we have taken every step to ensure we’re serving the community and operating in an ethical and responsible manner.  Surrey’s work on behalf the seniors in our community exemplifies our dedication to our mission and to meeting the highest possible standards.  We will continue to strive for excellence and are thrilled to once again be awarded PANO’s Seal of Excellence.”

"The Seal of Excellence is granted to well-managed, responsibly governed organizations that are deserving of the public’s trust," explains Tish Mogan, Standards for Excellence Director for PANO. "Surrey Services for Seniors' Board and staff have shown an extensive level of commitment to this process, and their pursuit of the Seal of Excellence confirms that they believe strongly in promoting a culture of ethics in their operations and governance." Anne Gingerich, PANO’s Executive Director, adds: “Surrey Services for Seniors can focus even more fully on advancing their mission of improving the quality of life for seniors as they will be less likely to get bogged down in the issues that can arise due to improvements needed for internal systems.  The Seal of Excellence is truly one of the ways that organizations can better position themselves to reach their fullest potential.”