Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra

Enrich, entertain, and educate the south central Pennsylvania community

one star

62.58

48 North Christian Street Suite 200
Lancaster, PA 17608
tel: (717) 291-6440   Web Site
EIN: 23-6299058

Board Leadership
Mary Ellen Davis
Chair

CEO
Guy McIntosh
General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 62.58 one star
  Financial 56.41 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra's core purpose is to enrich, entertain, and educate the south central Pennsylvania community through unique live musical performances and to provide community engagement opportunities for students of all ages. Now in its 73rd season, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra has played for nearly four decades under the direction of Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser. The Symphony has evolved from a community orchestra playing a few concerts per year into a $1 million organization of professional musicians presenting Classic Series concerts and the Sounds of the Season holiday concert series.

The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra's core purpose is to enrich, entertain, and educate the south central Pennsylvania community through unique live musical performances and to provide community engagement opportunities for students of all ages. Now in its 73rd season, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra has played for nearly four decades under the direction of Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser. The Symphony has evolved from a community orchestra playing a few concerts per year into a $1 million organization of professional musicians presenting Classic Series concerts and the Sounds of the Season holiday concert series.

Financial

one star

56.41

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
63.7%
  Administrative Expenses 21.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.31
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.13
  Program Expenses Growth -12.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 77.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lancaster Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lancaster Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $251,739
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $14,852
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $90,448
Total Contributions $357,039
   Program Service Revenue $329,852
Total Primary Revenue $686,891
   Other Revenue $-632
TOTAL REVENUE $686,259
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $628,040
   Administrative Expenses $202,856
   Fundraising Expenses $140,719
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $971,615
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-285,356
   
Net Assets $147,872

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Mission

The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra's core purpose is to enrich, entertain, and educate the south central Pennsylvania community through unique live musical performances and to provide community engagement opportunities for students of all ages. Now in its 73rd season, the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra has played for nearly four decades under the direction of Maestro Stephen Gunzenhauser. The Symphony has evolved from a community orchestra playing a few concerts per year into a $1 million organization of professional musicians presenting Classic Series concerts and the Sounds of the Season holiday concert series.

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Lancaster Symphony Orchestra (PA) 62.58 one star
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New York Youth Symphony (NY) 90.30 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra
48 North Christian Street
Suite 200
Lancaster, PA 17608
tel: (717) 291-6440
fax: (717) 291-6441
EIN: 23-6299058

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Board Leadership

Mary Ellen Davis
Chair

CEO

Guy McIntosh
General Manager