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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Wichita Symphony Society

Inspiring audiences through performances of symphonic music

four stars

98.54

225 West Douglas Avenue Suite 207
Wichita, KS 67202
tel: (316) 267-5259   Web Site
EIN: 48-0671518

Board Leadership
Roger Eastwood
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Don Reinhold
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.54 four stars
  Financial 97.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Wichita Symphony is to enrich, educate, and entertain diverse audiences of all ages in our region through performances of orchestral music, thereby enhancing the vibrancy and vitality of Wichita. A broad range of performances that includes Classics, Pops, Family, and Educational reach thousands each year. Among its many educational programs throughout the season, the Symphony presents two sets of young peoples concerts for nearly 25,000 area third through eighth grade students, and a Youth Orchestras program with three ensembles serving 225 area music students.

The mission of the Wichita Symphony is to enrich, educate, and entertain diverse audiences of all ages in our region through performances of orchestral music, thereby enhancing the vibrancy and vitality of Wichita. A broad range of performances that includes Classics, Pops, Family, and Educational reach thousands each year. Among its many educational programs throughout the season, the Symphony presents two sets of young peoples concerts for nearly 25,000 area third through eighth grade students, and a Youth Orchestras program with three ensembles serving 225 area music students.

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Financial

four stars

97.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
86.5%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.03
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wichita Symphony Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wichita Symphony Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 98.54 four stars
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 85.01 three stars
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PA) 85.41 three stars
Sarasota Orchestra (FL) 92.55 four stars
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (CA) 91.95 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $884,868
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $67,447
Total Contributions $952,315
   Program Service Revenue $1,160,277
Total Primary Revenue $2,112,592
   Other Revenue $427,453
TOTAL REVENUE $2,540,045
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,102,965
   Administrative Expenses $218,184
   Fundraising Expenses $95,761
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,416,910
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $123,135
   
Net Assets $6,864,607

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
Live Performances $1,921,758 91.4%
Educational Programs $181,207 8.6%

Ratings History
Wichita Symphony Society has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 98.54 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 92.84 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 92.56 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 93.78 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 96.59 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.94 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 86.57 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 87.39 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 85.96 three 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 48-0671518
Name in IRS Master File WICHITA SYMPHONY SOCIETY INC
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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related 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 August, 1956
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,810 4.25% Donald Reinhold Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 98.54 four stars
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 90.95 four stars
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PA) 85.41 three stars
Toledo Symphony (OH) 86.01 three stars
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Wichita Symphony Society
225 West Douglas Avenue
Suite 207
Wichita, KS 67202
tel: (316) 267-5259
fax: (316) 267-1937
EIN: 48-0671518

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Board Leadership

Roger Eastwood
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Don Reinhold
Chief Executive Officer

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