Epworth awarded Charity Navigator’s four-star rating for sixth year in a row

Epworth Children’s Home has been awarded Charity Navigator’s four-star rating for the sixth year in a row.

“Epworth thanks the United Methodists of South Carolina for keeping this mission strong,” said the Rev. John Holler Jr., president and CEO of Epworth.

Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator, wrote a letter congratulating Epworth on this honor, demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

“The nonprofit sector is advancing and expanding,” Thatcher wrote. “As our organizations evolve, so do the desires and interests of our supporters. Astute donors are yearning for greater accountability, transparency and for concrete results from us. With more than 1.5 million American charities, Charity Navigator aims to accentuate the work of efficient and transparent organizations. The intent of our work is to provide donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in both the charitable decisions that they make and the nonprofit sector.

Thatcher said the four-star rating is the highest possible rating and indicates that an organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.

“Attaining a four-star rating verifies that Epworth Children’s Home exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work,” Thatcher wrote. “Only 7 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least six consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Epworth Children's Home outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Epworth Children's Home apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

Charity Navigator’s favorable review of Epworth Children's Home's financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency is now visible on its website,

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