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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Dallas Symphony Association

Entertaining, inspiring and changing lives through musical excellence

three stars

89.00

2301 Flora Street Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75201
tel: (214) 849-4376   Web Site
EIN: 75-0705442

Board Leadership
Sanjiv Yajnik
Chairman

CEO
Kim Noltemy
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.00 three stars
  Financial 89.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

The mission of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is to entertain, inspire and change lives through musical excellence. It strives to be a key catalyst in making Dallas a world-class city and major cultural center with the DSO as a landmark. With roots tracing back to 1900, the DSO offers numerous events highlighting diversity in the city, numbering over 165 each year. As a community partner, the DSO sponsors the following programs: Community Connections, free tickets distributed by social service agencies; Young Strings, providing free instruments and music lessons to students; Symphony YES, providing ensembles that perform in area schools; DSO Kids, educational website for children and teachers; and My DSO, a free concert for adults and children with Autism and developmental disabilities. The DSO is a community of passionate music lovers making more music lovers.

The mission of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is to entertain, inspire and change lives through musical excellence. It strives to be a key catalyst in making Dallas a world-class city and major cultural center with the DSO as a landmark. With roots tracing back to 1900, the DSO offers numerous events highlighting diversity in the city, numbering over 165 each year. As a community partner, the DSO sponsors the following programs: Community Connections, free tickets distributed by social service agencies; Young Strings, providing free instruments and music lessons to students; Symphony YES, providing ensembles that perform in area schools; DSO Kids, educational website for children and teachers; and My DSO, a free concert for adults and children with Autism and developmental disabilities. The DSO is a community of passionate music lovers making more music lovers.

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Financial

three stars

89.02

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
81.2%
  Administrative Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.02
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dallas Symphony Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Dallas Symphony Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dallas Symphony Association (TX) 89.00 three stars
Columbus Symphony Orchestra (OH) 86.14 three stars
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (FL) 87.57 three stars
The New York Pops (NY) 85.64 three stars
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 92.84 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,517,377
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $36,000
Total Contributions $20,553,377
   Program Service Revenue $10,451,027
Total Primary Revenue $31,004,404
   Other Revenue $4,756,900
TOTAL REVENUE $35,761,304
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $29,020,996
   Administrative Expenses $3,305,870
   Fundraising Expenses $3,477,075
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $35,803,941
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-42,637
   
Net Assets $131,914,524

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-05 09/01/2018 89.00 three stars
2016-05 06/01/2018 87.54 three stars
2015-05 12/22/2017 90.90 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2017 87.91 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2017 87.91 three stars
2013-05 06/01/2016 86.60 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-05 06/01/2015 85.70 three stars
2012-05 08/01/2013 86.64 three stars
2011-05 10/01/2012 88.03 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 82.89 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2008-05 11/01/2009 80.08 three stars
2007-05 09/01/2008 76.32 two 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 75-0705442
Name in IRS Master File DALLAS SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical 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 December, 1967
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$410,700 1.14% Jonathan Martin President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dallas Symphony Association (TX) 89.00 three stars
Nashville Symphony (TN) 89.90 three stars
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (NY) 86.19 three stars
Louisville Orchestra (KY) 90.78 four stars
Richmond Symphony (VA) 85.84 three stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Dallas Symphony Foundation (75-1529851)

Charity Contact Info

Dallas Symphony Association
2301 Flora Street
Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75201
tel: (214) 849-4376
EIN: 75-0705442

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Board Leadership

Sanjiv Yajnik
Chairman

CEO

Kim Noltemy
President & CEO

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