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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Dallas Symphony Association

Entertaining, inspiring and changing lives through musical excellence

87.52

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 87.52
  Financial 86.21
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 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.

Financial

86.21

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 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)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth -3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.8%
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) 87.52
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (TX) 90.10
Oregon Symphony (OR) 86.68
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 90.95
Marin Symphony (CA) 87.54

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,994,229
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $64,500
Total Contributions $16,058,729
   Program Service Revenue $11,234,490
Total Primary Revenue $27,293,219
   Other Revenue $7,211,440
TOTAL REVENUE $34,504,659
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $27,475,946
   Administrative Expenses $3,730,976
   Fundraising Expenses $3,047,755
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $34,254,677
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $249,982
   
Net Assets $135,040,717

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
2019-05 11/01/2021 87.52
2018-05 12/01/2019 88.15
2017-05 09/01/2018 89.00
2016-05 06/01/2018 87.54
2015-05 12/22/2017 90.90
2014-05 06/01/2017 87.91
2014-05 06/01/2017 87.91
2013-05 06/01/2016 86.60
 
CN 2.0
2013-05 06/01/2015 85.70
2012-05 08/01/2013 86.64
2011-05 10/01/2012 88.03
2010-05 09/20/2011 82.89
 
CN 1.0
2008-05 11/01/2009 80.08
2007-05 09/01/2008 76.32

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$436,429 1.27% Kim Noltemy President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$253,832 0.74% Michelle Miller Burns Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dallas Symphony Association (TX) 87.52
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 95.19
Columbus Symphony (OH) 85.97
New Century Chamber Orchestra (CA) 88.14
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (CA) 85.84

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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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