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The Rheumatology Research Foundation Earns its 15th Consecutive Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Atlanta, Ga. The Rheumatology Research Foundation is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned its fifteenth consecutive Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates the Rheumatology Research Foundation as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our 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 organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually. 

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

“We are delighted to provide the Rheumatology Research Foundation 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 the Rheumatology Research Foundation is able to accomplish in the years ahead.” 

 “Our Four-Star Charity Navigator is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial health,” said Foundation executive director Rachel Myslinski, MBA. “We hope that it will introduce our work to new supporters who can help us to advance research and training to improve the health of patients living with rheumatic disease.” 

The Rheumatology Research Foundation’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on 


About the Rheumatology Research Foundation
The Rheumatology Research Foundation is the largest private funding source of rheumatology research and training programs in the U.S.  Established in 1985, the Foundation is focused on advancing patient care and accelerating discoveries in rheumatic diseases. More information about the Foundation can be found at


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