Joins only four other charities in Rhode Island with distinction

PROVIDENCE, RI – Trinity Repertory Company’s improved 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 first time that Trinity Rep has earned this accolade, and is one of only five charities in Rhode Island to hold this distinction.

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.

“Trinity Rep’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, with only five being in Rhode Island. This adds Trinity Rep 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 Trinity Rep.”

“When people donate to Trinity Rep, they are partners in our charitable mission of reinventing the public square through company, community, and education,” said executive director Tom Parrish.

“The Board and staff take very seriously the effective stewardship of our supporters’ charitable investments in our not-for-profit endeavor, and deeply value those relationships. We hope our donors feel great pride in all they help us to accomplish, including now bringing Trinity Rep to the most financially stable and sustainable position in its history.”

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