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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Princeton Symphony Orchestra

Presenting performances of traditional and new classical music.

four stars

93.93

P.O. Box 250 Princeton, NJ 08542
tel: (609) 497-0020   Web Site
EIN: 22-2327766

Board Leadership
Yvonne Marcuse
President

CEO
Marc Uys
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.93 four stars
  Financial 91.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) works to provide extraordinary musical experiences and to do so as an integral part of the greater Princeton community. Since its founding in 1980, PSO has evolved into a professional orchestra which offers orchestral, pops, and chamber music concerts, as well as lecture events, children's programs, and innovative collaborative programming. PSO is the orchestra is Princeton's hub for classical music knowledge, a gateway to the greater Princeton cultural community, and a means of connecting with like-minded music enthusiasts.

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) works to provide extraordinary musical experiences and to do so as an integral part of the greater Princeton community. Since its founding in 1980, PSO has evolved into a professional orchestra which offers orchestral, pops, and chamber music concerts, as well as lecture events, children's programs, and innovative collaborative programming. PSO is the orchestra is Princeton's hub for classical music knowledge, a gateway to the greater Princeton cultural community, and a means of connecting with like-minded music enthusiasts.

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Financial

four stars

91.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 18.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.62
  Program Expenses Growth 16.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Princeton Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Princeton Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 93.93 four stars
Austin Symphony Orchestra (TX) 89.91 three stars
The New York Pops (NY) 85.64 three stars
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 85.01 three stars
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.65 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,185,697
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $152,980
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $45,592
Total Contributions $1,384,269
   Program Service Revenue $463,055
Total Primary Revenue $1,847,324
   Other Revenue $52,044
TOTAL REVENUE $1,899,368
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,189,520
   Administrative Expenses $253,279
   Fundraising Expenses $125,924
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,568,723
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $330,645
   
Net Assets $5,314,695

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
Performances $999,838 84.1%
Education $189,682 15.9%

Ratings History
Princeton Symphony Orchestra has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 93.93 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 91.21 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.55 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 86.40 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 80.77 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.12 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 90.50 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 90.65 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 91.43 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2013 80.78 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 22-2327766
Name in IRS Master File PRINCETON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 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 (90) Cultural performances
(88) Community theatrical group
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 December, 1980
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
$93,265 5.94% Marc Uys Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$106,000 6.75% Rossen Milanov Music Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 93.93 four stars
Columbus Symphony Orchestra (OH) 86.14 three stars
The Amarillo Symphony (TX) 88.67 three stars
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (MI) 92.09 four stars
Handel and Haydn Society (MA) 85.91 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Princeton Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 250
Princeton, NJ 08542
tel: (609) 497-0020
fax: (609) 497-0904
EIN: 22-2327766

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Board Leadership

Yvonne Marcuse
President

CEO

Marc Uys
Executive Director

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