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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra

Inspiring a lifelong love of classical music.

four stars

95.04

4901 Fuller Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46835
tel: (260) 481-0770   Web Site
EIN: 35-0791163

Board Leadership
Chuck Surack
Chair

CEO
James W. Palermo
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.04 four stars
  Financial 99.57 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic works to inspire and foster a lifelong love of classical music through performance and education. Founded in 1944, we present musical and education programs of the highest quality in order to sustain and expand our musical tradition to a growing audience throughout the tri-state region. We aim to create, perform, and export innovative artistic programs. Our education programs bring classical music into the ever-changing community and provide expanding opportunities for individuals to experience, enjoy, and be challenged by the musical arts.

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic works to inspire and foster a lifelong love of classical music through performance and education. Founded in 1944, we present musical and education programs of the highest quality in order to sustain and expand our musical tradition to a growing audience throughout the tri-state region. We aim to create, perform, and export innovative artistic programs. Our education programs bring classical music into the ever-changing community and provide expanding opportunities for individuals to experience, enjoy, and be challenged by the musical arts.

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Financial

four stars

99.57

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.59
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 95.04 four stars
The Amarillo Symphony (TX) 88.43 three stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 90.67 four stars
Utah Symphony & Opera (UT) 95.31 four stars
Flint Institute of Music (MI) 86.65 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,938,919
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $131,286
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,070,205
   Program Service Revenue $1,308,698
Total Primary Revenue $6,378,903
   Other Revenue $765,948
TOTAL REVENUE $7,144,851
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,268,582
   Administrative Expenses $504,573
   Fundraising Expenses $330,573
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,103,728
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,041,123
   
Net Assets $18,009,480

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 08/01/2018 95.04 four stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 91.76 four stars
2015-08 11/01/2016 91.19 four stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 89.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 08/01/2015 85.14 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 86.49 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 88.54 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2013 92.56 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 35-0791163
Name in IRS Master File FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 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
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 September, 1951
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$185,000 3.62% James Palermo Managing Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 95.04 four stars
Chamber Music Northwest (OR) 95.38 four stars
Flint Institute of Music (MI) 86.65 three stars
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 92.50 four stars
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (NY) 85.72 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra
4901 Fuller Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
tel: (260) 481-0770
EIN: 35-0791163

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Board Leadership

Chuck Surack
Chair

CEO

James W. Palermo
Managing Director

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