Georgia Historical Society Receives Sixth Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator


Savannah, GA., November 12, 2015 –  Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, has awarded the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) their coveted 4-star rating for the sixth consecutive year for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency – a distinction that places GHS in an elite top 3% of charities in America.

“On Behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Georgia Historical Society on achieving our coveted 4-star rating,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only 3% of the charities we rate have received at least 6 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Georgia Historical Society outperforms most other charities in America.  This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates GHS from its peers and demonstrates to the Public it is worthy of their trust.”

“GHS is committed to sound fiscal management and responsible stewardship of our funding,” said Dr. W. Todd Groce President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society.  “I congratulate Robert S. Jepson, Jr., our Board Chairman, and the GHS Board of Curators along with Laura García-Culler, GHS Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for setting a very high bar for transparency and accountability.  To receive this recognition from Charity Navigator six years in a row not only acknowledges good governance and oversight, but demonstrates to our donors our level of commitment to financial responsibility as we fulfill the educational mission of the Society.”

Charity Navigator uses data-driven analysis to profile and rank the charitable sector and evaluates ten times more charities than their nearest competitor, making it the leading charity evaluator in America.

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Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation.
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