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Society for Classical Studies

Developing the next generation of educational and research resources to involve a wider public in the work of classics

four stars

93.82

20 Cooper Square 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 992-7828   Web Site
EIN: 13-6018127

Board Leadership
Joseph Farrell
President

CEO
Helen Cullyer
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.82 four stars
  Financial 94.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Society for Classical Studies (SCS) was founded in 1869 as the American Philological Association. It is now the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. It is a dynamic, diverse multi-generational membership organization that works to sustain and advance the field of classics and the people involved in it. The Society fosters programs to reassert the importance of primary and secondary school teaching and provide more support for improved pedagogy at all levels of teaching, improve working conditions and scholarly opportunities for university and college teachers, increase communication with audiences beyond its membership, meet the scholarly the needs of the profession, and coordinate and systematize data collection in order to provide an accessible and reliable information base.

The Society for Classical Studies (SCS) was founded in 1869 as the American Philological Association. It is now the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. It is a dynamic, diverse multi-generational membership organization that works to sustain and advance the field of classics and the people involved in it. The Society fosters programs to reassert the importance of primary and secondary school teaching and provide more support for improved pedagogy at all levels of teaching, improve working conditions and scholarly opportunities for university and college teachers, increase communication with audiences beyond its membership, meet the scholarly the needs of the profession, and coordinate and systematize data collection in order to provide an accessible and reliable information base.

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Financial

four stars

94.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.04
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society for Classical Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Society for Classical Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society for Classical Studies (NY) 93.82 four stars
Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund Program (AR) 89.38 three stars
American Friends of Nishmat (NY) 94.07 four stars
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America (NY) 91.51 four stars
Operation HOPE (CA) 90.63 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $91,680
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $270,070
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,900
Total Contributions $364,650
   Program Service Revenue $428,419
Total Primary Revenue $793,069
   Other Revenue $371,234
TOTAL REVENUE $1,164,303
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,120,910
   Administrative Expenses $104,720
   Fundraising Expenses $52,324
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,277,954
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-113,651
   
Net Assets $7,736,706

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
Annual Meeting $446,339 39.8%
Scholarly Resources $372,611 33.2%
Job Placement $72,555 6.5%
Education $86,074 7.7%
Outreach $55,777 5.0%

Ratings History
Society for Classical Studies has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.82 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 90.71 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 89.50 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.20 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 90.07 four 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 13-6018127
Name in IRS Master File THE SOCIETY FOR CLASSICAL STUDIES
NTEE Code B60
NTEE Classification Adult, Continuing Education
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(120) Publishing activities
(205) Professional association
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 June, 1946
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,215 6.74% Helen Cullyer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Society for Classical Studies (NY) 93.82 four stars
Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport (CT) 96.45 four stars
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The National GEM Consortium (VA) 88.86 three stars
Operation HOPE (CA) 90.63 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Society for Classical Studies
20 Cooper Square
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 992-7828
fax: (212) 995-3931
EIN: 13-6018127

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Board Leadership

Joseph Farrell
President

CEO

Helen Cullyer
Executive Director

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