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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Offering a broad repertoire of professional operatic experiences

four stars

94.24

1725 Holmes Street Kansas City, MO 64108
tel: (816) 471-4933   Web Site
EIN: 44-0626124

Board Leadership
Joanne Burns
President

CEO
Deborah Sandler
General Director and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.24 four stars
  Financial 92.91 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City exists to enrich the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds throughout the region by offering a broad repertoire of professional operatic experiences. The Lyric Opera of Kansas City was founded in 1958 by Russell Patterson. In 54 years the Company has produced numerous works including three world premiere operas. In the fall of 1998, the Company began performing operas in the original language, a tradition which continues today. The Company currently produces four performances of four productions per season at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts located at 1601 Broadway in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The Lyric Opera of Kansas City exists to enrich the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds throughout the region by offering a broad repertoire of professional operatic experiences. The Lyric Opera of Kansas City was founded in 1958 by Russell Patterson. In 54 years the Company has produced numerous works including three world premiere operas. In the fall of 1998, the Company began performing operas in the original language, a tradition which continues today. The Company currently produces four performances of four productions per season at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts located at 1601 Broadway in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Financial

four stars

92.91

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.77
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lyric Opera of Kansas City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lyric Opera of Kansas City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 94.24 four stars
Portland Opera (OR) 87.27 three stars
Michigan Opera Theatre (MI) 86.65 three stars
Opera Omaha (NE) 96.31 four stars
Boston Lyric Opera (MA) 89.26 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,651,491
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $548,245
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $108,978
Total Contributions $12,308,714
   Program Service Revenue $1,772,990
Total Primary Revenue $14,081,704
   Other Revenue $134,736
TOTAL REVENUE $14,216,440
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,864,707
   Administrative Expenses $672,719
   Fundraising Expenses $770,560
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,307,986
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $6,908,454
   
Net Assets $22,496,817

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
Opera Productions $5,500,860 93.8%
Opera Education and Community Engagement $363,847 6.2%

Ratings History
Lyric Opera of Kansas City has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 94.24 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.64 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.96 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 91.12 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 96.99 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 04/01/2016 90.03 four stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 95.49 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 94.01 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 83.22 three stars
2011-06 12/01/2012 80.68 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 44-0626124
Name in IRS Master File LYRIC OPERA OF KANSAS CITY INC
NTEE Code A6A
NTEE Classification Opera
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(88) Community theatrical group
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 September, 1960
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
$212,031 2.90% Deborah Sandler General Director & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 94.24 four stars
Opera Omaha (NE) 96.31 four stars
Pittsburgh Opera (PA) 86.31 three stars
The Santa Fe Opera (NM) 86.23 three stars
Opera Lafayette (DC) 87.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lyric Opera of Kansas City
1725 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
tel: (816) 471-4933
EIN: 44-0626124

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Board Leadership

Joanne Burns
President

CEO

Deborah Sandler
General Director and CEO

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