Texas State Aquarium Once Again Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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Corpus Christi, TX, June 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS –  On Thursday, June 1, the Texas State Aquarium received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest most-utilized independent evaluator of charities and non-profit institutions. Charity Navigator scores all charities out of four stars, with a 4-star rating being the highest possible score. This year’s rating is the fourth consecutive 4-star Charity Navigator rating awarded to the Texas State Aquarium.

The Charity Navigator rating takes into account the financials and accountability & transparency of every charity and non-profit institution it rates. On its Financial metric, the Texas State Aquarium was rated 90.66 out of 100, with the report noting 79.1% of expenses is on programs, including exhibits and environmental education.

These scores averaged to an Overall Score & Rating of 91.30, placing the Texas State Aquarium as one of the most highly-rated aquariums on Charity Navigator. 

“We are honored to be once again awarded the 4-star rating from Charity Navigator,” said CEO Tom Schmid. “As one of the nation’s top not-for-profit aquariums, we’ve always focused on directing the majority of our expenses to support our mission of education and conservation while being accountable to our board members, our donors, our employees, and the public.”

The Texas State Aquarium’s detailed Charity Navigator rating can be seen at charitynavigator.org.



The Texas State Aquarium (TSA), the Official Aquarium of the State of Texas, is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) institution that is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Its mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas and support wildlife conservation.  TSA provides high-quality science education about marine conservation and the habitats and species of the Gulf of Mexico to families primarily in Texas. Recently, it was named the number one cultural attraction in South Texas and one of the Top 20 Aquariums in the nation by TravelChannel.com. Learn more at texasstateaquarium.org.



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Seamus McAfee
Texas State Aquarium