Celebrity Series of Boston’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the third time that Celebrity Series of Boston has earned this top distinction in the last four years.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders. On June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator upgraded their methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of Charity Navigator four star charities.

“Celebrity Series of Boston’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Celebrity Series of Boston to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Celebrity Series of Boston.”

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission to present performing artists who inspire and enrich our community, undergirded by our belief in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experience, transform lives, and build better communities. We envision a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, life-long, shared experience — on stages, on streets, in neighborhoods — everywhere,” said Gary Dunning, President and Executive Director of Celebrity Series of Boston. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

Celebrity Series of Boston’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on More-detailed information about Celebrity Series of Boston’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

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