PANO Accreditation

Standard of Excellence

The Maternal and Child Health Consortium earns the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Seal of Excellence.

Excellence in Openness, Accountability, and Efficiency

On October 4, 2018, the Maternal and Child Health Consortium (MCHC) was presented with the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) Seal of Excellence for successfully completing the Standards for Excellence re-accreditation program. This accomplishment means full compliance with PANO’s Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector, of which MCHC’s Board, staff, volunteers, participants, donors, and the general public are made aware of.

Standards for Excellence-accredited organizations have demonstrated excellence in openness, accountability, and efficient management and governing board practices.  MCHC’s programs and services, management, operations, Board functions, fundraising, and financial practices were examined in depth before the re-accreditation was awarded. Milena Lanz, MCHC’s Executive Director, remarked, Undergoing the analysis for re-accreditation of the Standards for Excellence wasn’t easy, but this process helped our foundation be strong and our mission continuously achieved. It takes us to a different level. It lets others know that we’re serving the community and operating responsibly. We’re so proud to earn this recognition for the second time. Our work demonstrates our commitment to improving the health of women, children and families and to meeting the highest standards of ethical practice.” 

According to Patricia Mogan, Director of PANO, “Organizations which are successful in the accreditation program should be commended for their commitment to excellence and integrity.  With every new organization that meets the Standards, we move one step closer to the day when the public will feel confident that its nonprofit organizations are acting ethically and are accountable in their program operations, governance, human resources, financial management, and fundraising practices.”