VARIETY – THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Earns Coveted 4‐Star Rating from Charity Navigator

LOS ANGELES June 22, 2016 – Variety SoCal’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4‐star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

“Variety of Southern California’s coveted 4‐star rating puts it in a very select group of high performing charities,” says Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns the highest rating of 4 stars–a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. Variety SoCal’s supporters should feel much more confident that their hard‐earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”

“We want our supporters to feel confident that when they entrust us with their donations, they are helping us make a real impact improving the lives of children with special needs,” says Variety SoCal Executive Director, Elizabeth O’Neil. “Our 4‐star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our donors that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator,, 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 and Accountability &
Transparency of more than 8,000 charities.

About Variety of Southern California

Founded in 1941, Variety the Children’s Charity of Southern California is dedicated to inspiring hope, enriching lives and building a better future for the children of Southern California. Variety awards over three quarters of a million dollars annually to organizations that serve Southern California area children in the areas of Health Care, Education and Mobility. Variety is also a major supporter of the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Boyle Heights.

To learn more, visit

Elizabeth O’Neil

Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California
4601 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Tel.: (323) 655-1547
Fax: (323) 658-8789