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    Lancaster Symphony Orchestra

    Lancaster Symphony Orchestra


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...48 N CHRISTIAN ST STE 200
    Lancaster PA 17602-3587


    Lancaster PA | IRS ruling year: 1948 | EIN: 23-6299058  


    Organization Mission

    The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra's core purpose is to enrich, entertain, and educate the south central Pennsylvania community through unique live musical performance ... (More)


    Rating Information

    Needs Improvement

    This charity's score is 64%, earning it a Two-Star rating.

    This overall score is calculated entirely from a single beacon score, weighted as follows: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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     Important note on the timeliness of ratings

    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Lancaster Symphony Orchestra is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    Lancaster Symphony Orchestra has earned a 64% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 253.30% - 0/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - -0.22 years - 0/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.28 - 5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 21.10% - 5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 13.70% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 65.00% - 4.28/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -17.53% - 0/10 pts

    Additional Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - No Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available

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