The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’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 sixth consecutive time that the Center of the West has earned this top distinction—Charity Navigator’s highest rating.
“We are so pleased to have received this rating from Charity Navigator,” says Peter S. Seibert, the Center of the West’s Executive Director and CEO. “It is a wonderful re-affirmation that we are holding ourselves to the highest standards among all non-profits.”
Seibert continues, “As a charity, the Center is dependent upon the support of friends in the community who value the many activities that we undertake in support of our mission.” The rating from Charity Navigator serves to assure supporters that their donations to the museum are used as they intended.
Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added several additional metrics to its ratings methodology—focusing on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness.
According to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator, “The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s exceptional rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public. Based on the 4-star rating, people who decide to support the Center can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity.”
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge at www.charitynavigator.org. More detailed information about the Center’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health, accountability, and transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations, and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator can be reached directly by telephone at 201-818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.
About the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s pages on Facebook and Twitter.
Contact: Kelly Jensen, [email protected] or 307-578-4014.