Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Earns a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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Summit, NJ (October 27, 2023)—The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates VACNJ as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that the organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the Charity Navigator has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually.

Charity Navigator analyzes non-profit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Currently, non-profits can earn scores for the Impact and Results, Accountability and Finance, Culture and Community, and Leadership and Adaptability beacons.

“We are delighted to provide Visual Arts Center of New Jersey with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”

“Our Four-Star Charity Navigator rating is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to best practices in governance and fiscal responsibility,” said Melanie Cohn, VACNJ Executive Director. “We hope that it will introduce our work to new supporters who are passionate to help us advance our mission to create an inclusive and welcoming community where lives are transformed and enriched through the shared experience of art.”

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