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CDS Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

The Center for Developmental Services (CDS) earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating possible from America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This top distinction was earned as a result of CDS’ sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. “This is our highest possible rating and indicates that CDS adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Center for Development Services apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

“We are extremely proud to have earned this distinction,” said Dana McConnell, CDS Executive Director.  “This honor confirms to our donors that we are using funds appropriately in our mission of serving children and families with developmental delays and disabilities.”


About CDS
CDS is the largest multi-disciplinary treatment facility in the Upstate for children with disabilities and developmental delays. In one location, children receive services in therapy, diagnosis, school placement, day care needs for the medically fragile, and a family support network. The partnership is comprised of Clarity; Family Connection of SC; the Preschool Special Education Program of Greenville County Schools; KidVentures of Thrive Upstate (formerly the Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board); and four programs of the Greenville Health System: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Kidnetics, The Wonder Center, and Prosthetics and Orthotics. CDS and its partners serve over 6,000 children and their families each year on property donated by the First Presbyterian Church at 29 North Academy Street in Greenville. For more information about CDS or its partners, visit