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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

Enriching lives, educating, and entertaining diverse audiences

two stars

79.90

1125 1st Street SW Roanoke, VA 24016
tel: (540) 343-9127   Web Site
EIN: 54-6019736

Board Leadership
Robert Sandel
President

CEO
David Crane
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.90 two stars
  Financial 75.87 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1953, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is the largest professional orchestra in Virginia west of Richmond. The RSO's mission is to enrich lives, to educate, and to entertain diverse audiences in western Virginia with the highest quality instrumental and choral concerts, and to enhance traditional performances with innovative programming in a welcoming acoustical environment. Since its founding, the orchestra has been recognized nationally for its artistic achievements, its innovative education programs and its unique outreach to diverse audiences. The RSO family also includes the Roanoke Symphony Chorus, a volunteer organization that performs with the Orchestra approximately three times per year. RSO's education programs include in-school concerts and ensembles, and the Roanoke Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Founded in 1953, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is the largest professional orchestra in Virginia west of Richmond. The RSO's mission is to enrich lives, to educate, and to entertain diverse audiences in western Virginia with the highest quality instrumental and choral concerts, and to enhance traditional performances with innovative programming in a welcoming acoustical environment. Since its founding, the orchestra has been recognized nationally for its artistic achievements, its innovative education programs and its unique outreach to diverse audiences. The RSO family also includes the Roanoke Symphony Chorus, a volunteer organization that performs with the Orchestra approximately three times per year. RSO's education programs include in-school concerts and ensembles, and the Roanoke Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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Financial

two stars

75.87

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 21.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Roanoke Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Roanoke Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra (VA) 79.90 two stars
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 88.95 three stars
Symphony Silicon Valley (CA) 85.74 three stars
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 88.24 three stars
Southwest Florida Symphony (FL) 89.89 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $634,947
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $9,720
   Related Organizations $75,268
   Government Grants $125,490
Total Contributions $845,425
   Program Service Revenue $808,107
Total Primary Revenue $1,653,532
   Other Revenue $106
TOTAL REVENUE $1,653,638
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,200,651
   Administrative Expenses $308,627
   Fundraising Expenses $88,050
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,597,328
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $56,310
   
Net Assets $541,805

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Provide Various Concerts and Symphonic Music $994,405 82.8%
Youth Programs $206,246 17.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 79.90 two stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 81.85 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 78.19 two stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 74.95 two stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 69.22 one star
2014-06 06/01/2016 71.89 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 70.07 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 75.60 two stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 80.30 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 80.56 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.68 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 67.47 one star
2008-06 02/01/2009 71.26 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 78.77 two stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 83.58 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 54-6019736
Name in IRS Master File ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1956
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$83,457 5.22% David Crane Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$125,942 7.88% David Wiley Music Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra (VA) 79.90 two stars
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 98.40 four stars
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association (CA) 90.62 four stars
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.93 four stars
Stamford Symphony Orchestra (CT) 85.64 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
1125 1st Street SW
Roanoke, VA 24016
tel: (540) 343-9127
fax: (540) 343-0065
EIN: 54-6019736

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Board Leadership

Robert Sandel
President

CEO

David Crane
Executive Director

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