SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation Receives Seal of Transparency for the Third Consecutive Year

Christina Vandiver

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation is proud to announce that they have earned the 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid, the leading nonprofit information service. This designation signifies the highest level of transparency in organization operations and spending. This is the third consecutive year that the organization has received this honor.

“The Governor’s School Foundation believes in transparency at the highest level and we are excited to receive this designation for 2023,” said Amanda Herlihy, interim executive director. “As a nonprofit organization that relies on community members to fuel our mission of providing arts education to students and teachers across the state, it is important to be forthcoming in regards to our operations. By earning the platinum seal through Candid, donors can be assured that the Foundation is a good steward of their gifts.”

The Governor’s School Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money to support the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities—a residential, public high school for the arts in Greenville, South Carolina. They use their resources to increase access to the school for students who need financial support, aid the school's efforts to provide arts education in under-resourced counties, and bridge the gap between state funding and the unique needs of a premier arts school.

Candid’s Platinum Seal of Transparency emphasizes the Governor’s School Foundation’s adherence to industry best practices. To earn this seal, the Foundation shared information about where their revenue comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. They also provided information about the leadership, strategic goals, a commitment to diversity and the impact they have across the state.

Candid’s Guidestar database is the most comprehensive source of nonprofit information in the world, collecting and providing information about every IRS-registered nonprofit organization. Their tools analyze and interpret data on foundations and their giving practices to inform the philanthropic sector and the broader public about patterns and trends.

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