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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Austin Symphony Orchestra

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three stars

89.91

1101 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701
tel: (888) 462-3787   Web Site
EIN: 74-6000068

Board Leadership
Ernest Butler
Chairman

CEO
Anthony Corroa
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.91 three stars
  Financial 90.93 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1911, the Austin Symphony Orchestra is Austin's oldest performing arts group. The mission of the Austin Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc. is to enhance the cultural quality of life for the adults and young people of Austin and Central Texas by providing excellence in music performance and educational programming.

Founded in 1911, the Austin Symphony Orchestra is Austin's oldest performing arts group. The mission of the Austin Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc. is to enhance the cultural quality of life for the adults and young people of Austin and Central Texas by providing excellence in music performance and educational programming.

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Financial

four stars

90.93

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Austin Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Austin Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Symphony Orchestra (TX) 89.91 three stars
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (MA) 88.64 three stars
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association (CA) 90.62 four stars
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.93 four stars
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (TX) 87.05 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,860,649
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $462,976
   Government Grants $203,800
Total Contributions $2,527,425
   Program Service Revenue $2,646,539
Total Primary Revenue $5,173,964
   Other Revenue $230,004
TOTAL REVENUE $5,403,968
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,600,292
   Administrative Expenses $545,663
   Fundraising Expenses $429,568
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,575,523
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-171,555
   
Net Assets $2,936,472

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
Performances $4,600,292 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 10/01/2019 89.91 three stars
2017-08 02/01/2019 87.27 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 83.29 three stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 80.82 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 81.78 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 79.88 two stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 82.46 three stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 86.03 three stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 88.33 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 74-6000068
Name in IRS Master File AUSTIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SOCIETY
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 that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 July, 1941
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$162,460 2.91% Anthony Corroa Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$162,677 2.91% Peter Bay Music Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Austin Symphony Orchestra (TX) 89.91 three stars
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 88.95 three stars
New York Youth Symphony (NY) 90.30 four stars
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.93 four stars
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 90.95 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Austin Symphony Orchestra
1101 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701
tel: (888) 462-3787
fax: (512) 476-6242
EIN: 74-6000068

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Board Leadership

Ernest Butler
Chairman

CEO

Anthony Corroa
Executive Director

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