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Chrysler Again Earns Highest Honors from Charity Navigator

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Trust is an essential part of the Museum’s mission of good stewardship, not just of the works of art in our care, but also of the financial resources given to us by our Members, donors, and supporters. As such, the Chrysler staff and volunteer leadership insist on transparency and sound monetary management of the Museum’s budget.

That unflagging commitment has once again been recognized by Charity Navigator, one of the leading charity-rating organizations in the country.

In September, the organization awarded the Chrysler its third consecutive four-star rating, with an overall score of 94.76 of 100. The coveted honor indicates use of best practices, good governance, and consistent execution of mission, all the while adhering to standards of fiscal responsibility.

The Museum’s first four-star rating coincided with the public phase of our ambitious Capital Campaign and expansion, and has continued through our Grand Reopening and the new Chrysler’s first full year of operations.

Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator, puts this significance in context in his letter of congratulations: "Only 13% of the charities we rate have received at least three consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that Chrysler Museum of Art outperforms most other charities in America. This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Chrysler Museum of Art from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."

To view the Chrysler’s four-star listing or to learn more about Charity Navigator and its methodology, click here.