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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Society

Presenting live symphonic performances and music education to enrich and engage the people of our region.

one star

65.65

194 Hanover Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
tel: (570) 270-4444   Web Site
EIN: 23-1855655

Board Leadership
Donald Brobst
President

CEO
Nancy Sanderson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 65.65 one star
  Financial 65.31 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than 40 years the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic has been respected and treasured as one of our region's leading cultural organizations. Our Philharmonic is a fully professional symphony orchestra, one that has gained national reputation for excellence. And how fortunate we are to have as our Maestro and Music Director, Lawrence Loh, one of the most talented young conductors in the United States! The NEPA Philharmonic's mission is to present live symphonic performances and music education at the highest level of artistic excellence, enriching, and engaging the people of our region. In addition to classic, pops and holiday concerts in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, there is a chamber music series in both cities. There are also educational concerts, including our Young Peoples Concerts, Crescendo Family Concerts, Music In Our Schools (ensembles that present programs in local schools), and our Kids in the Balcony program. To top it off, we also have our immensely popular FREE July 3 and 4 concerts!

For more than 40 years the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic has been respected and treasured as one of our region's leading cultural organizations. Our Philharmonic is a fully professional symphony orchestra, one that has gained national reputation for excellence. And how fortunate we are to have as our Maestro and Music Director, Lawrence Loh, one of the most talented young conductors in the United States! The NEPA Philharmonic's mission is to present live symphonic performances and music education at the highest level of artistic excellence, enriching, and engaging the people of our region. In addition to classic, pops and holiday concerts in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, there is a chamber music series in both cities. There are also educational concerts, including our Young Peoples Concerts, Crescendo Family Concerts, Music In Our Schools (ensembles that present programs in local schools), and our Kids in the Balcony program. To top it off, we also have our immensely popular FREE July 3 and 4 concerts!

Financial

one star

65.31

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
68.6%
  Administrative Expenses 28.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth -34.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 51.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Society (PA) 65.65 one star
Southwest Florida Symphony (FL) 89.89 three stars
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 87.36 three stars
Oregon Symphony (OR) 92.18 four stars
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association (CA) 90.62 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $339,221
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $339,221
   Program Service Revenue $181,163
Total Primary Revenue $520,384
   Other Revenue $44,897
TOTAL REVENUE $565,281
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $244,860
   Administrative Expenses $130,071
   Fundraising Expenses $18,927
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $393,858
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $171,423
   
Net Assets $258,000

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
Concerts $244,860 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 65.65 one star
2018-06 10/01/2019 63.68 one star
2018-06 09/03/2019 65.61 one star
2017-06 08/01/2018 73.85 two stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 70.50 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 72.36 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 72.46 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 71.06 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 23-1855655
Name in IRS Master File PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF N E PENNA
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 (59) Other school related 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 March, 1972
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$66,909 16.98% Nancy Sanderson Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Society (PA) 65.65 one star
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.34 four stars
Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC) 88.84 three stars
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 88.97 three stars
The Amarillo Symphony (TX) 89.62 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic Society
194 Hanover Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
tel: (570) 270-4444
fax: (570) 270-4450
EIN: 23-1855655

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 4525
Scranton, PA 18505

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Board Leadership

Donald Brobst
President

CEO

Nancy Sanderson
Executive Director

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