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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The New York Pops

A Different Kind of Orchestra

three stars

85.64

333 West 52nd Street Suite 900
New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 765-7677   Web Site
EIN: 13-3240366

Board Leadership
James A. Read
Chairman

CEO
Anne M. Swanson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.64 three stars
  Financial 80.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1983, the New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Led by Music Director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series at Carnegie Hall, enjoying one of their highest subscription renewal rates. The New York Pops' annual birthday gala is celebrated each spring, raising funds for the orchestra and its education programs.

Founded in 1983, the New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Led by Music Director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series at Carnegie Hall, enjoying one of their highest subscription renewal rates. The New York Pops' annual birthday gala is celebrated each spring, raising funds for the orchestra and its education programs.

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Financial

three stars

80.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
76.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 10.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The New York Pops on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The New York Pops on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New York Pops (NY) 85.64 three stars
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 92.01 four stars
Nashville Symphony (TN) 89.90 three stars
Utah Symphony & Opera (UT) 91.95 four stars
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (FL) 89.11 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $854,545
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $531,099
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $81,954
Total Contributions $1,467,598
   Program Service Revenue $820,460
Total Primary Revenue $2,288,058
   Other Revenue $13,286
TOTAL REVENUE $2,301,344
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,804,768
   Administrative Expenses $126,832
   Fundraising Expenses $435,186
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,366,786
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-65,442
   
Net Assets $459,674

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
Carnegie Hall Concert Series $1,507,602 83.5%
Education Program $297,166 16.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/01/2018 85.64 three stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 83.65 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 81.85 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 80.13 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 71.06 two stars
2013-09 04/01/2015 69.87 one star
2012-09 08/01/2014 77.29 two 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 13-3240366
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK POPS 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 (90) Cultural performances
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 April, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$109,255 4.61% Anne Swanson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The New York Pops (NY) 85.64 three stars
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 92.84 four stars
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 85.01 three stars
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (FL) 89.11 three stars
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LA) 86.72 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The New York Pops
333 West 52nd Street
Suite 900
New York, NY 10019
tel: (212) 765-7677
EIN: 13-3240366

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Board Leadership

James A. Read
Chairman

CEO

Anne M. Swanson
Executive Director

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