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Thornwell Honored As 2022 Candid Gold Seal Recipient For Nonprofit Financial Transparency


Thornwell Earns Two Prestigious Awards. Again.

You may be thinking – “WOW!” Followed by – “Why does this matter?” ‘

These exceptional honors differentiate Thornwell from its peers and demonstrates to the public that we are worthy of their trust.

Both 2022 awards – the Four-Star ranking by Charity Navigator and the Gold Seal of Transparency from Candid (formerly GuideStar) – signifies that an in-depth evaluation of Thornwell’s financial reporting, annual reports, and other documents has occurred independently and then rated. These annual ratings mean a great deal as they demonstrate how effectively managed the finances are and if Thornwell adheres to good governance and other best practices.

Donors want and deserve to know if their gifts are being used by a transparent, effective organization. When seeing Thornwell’s ratings, donors can further trust that we are able to meet our mission goals efficiently. In short, it brings a lot of peace of mind that their investment will be well used.

Thornwell is a leading expert in child and family well-being in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. As our 146-year history demonstrates, we have changed the lives of countless children and families – all thanks to the support of our donors and dedicated staff and volunteers.

While all the above is good and true, the real takeaways are that Thornwell donors, staff, and volunteers are faithful stewards. Trustworthy and responsible. Steadfast and ethical.

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