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 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Dallas Symphony Association (TX) 87.52
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.34
Flint Institute of Music (MI) 88.49
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 88.14
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 88.97

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  • 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