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Children’s Hospital Foundation reaches GuideStar’s highest Seal of Transparency

Children’s Hospital Foundation today earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Children’s Hospital Foundation is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.

"In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work,” said Kathy McCracken, Executive Director of Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar's immense online audience, which includes donors, grantmakers, our peers, and the media."

To reach the Platinum level, Children’s Hospital Foundation added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, Children’s Hospital Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.

"I encourage you to visit our profile on GuideStar to see what we're all about," added McCracken. “We’re thrilled that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile and its associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives at a global scale."

Children’s Hospital Foundation funds pediatric research, education and clinical care programs, ultimately supporting Children’s Hospital in serving every county in Oklahoma. All funds raised through Children’s Hospital Foundation stay in Oklahoma so children will have access to exceptional pediatric specialists in critical care such as emergency medicine, infectious disease, cancer, diabetes, heart and child abuse and neglect.

To support Children’s Hospital Foundation, please call 405-271-2260 or visit


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