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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Canton Symphony Orchestra

Perform and present live orchestral music at the highest possible level

three stars

89.82

Zimmermann Symphony Center 2331 Seventeenth Street NW
Canton, OH 44708
tel: (330) 452-3434   Web Site
EIN: 34-6533119

Board Leadership
Linda M. Casey
Chair, Board of Trustees

CEO
Michelle Mullaly
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.82 three stars
  Financial 90.72 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performs and presents at the highest possible artistic level live orchestral music to enrich, entertain, educate, and challenge diverse audiences in a variety of settings. The orchestra performs both standard and contemporary repertoire, and annually begins the classical series with a work by an American composer. It commissions new music, and it showcases established guest soloists and new young talent. The CSO provides service to American orchestras by offering its musicians experience in performing a wide range of repertoire, under the direction of conductors of high quality.

Founded in 1937, the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) performs and presents at the highest possible artistic level live orchestral music to enrich, entertain, educate, and challenge diverse audiences in a variety of settings. The orchestra performs both standard and contemporary repertoire, and annually begins the classical series with a work by an American composer. It commissions new music, and it showcases established guest soloists and new young talent. The CSO provides service to American orchestras by offering its musicians experience in performing a wide range of repertoire, under the direction of conductors of high quality.

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Financial

four stars

90.72

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 20.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.16
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Canton Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Canton Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Canton Symphony Orchestra (OH) 89.82 three stars
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (FL) 86.43 three stars
Omaha Symphony (NE) 95.05 four stars
Sarasota Orchestra (FL) 92.55 four stars
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DE) 89.50 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,074,458
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,074,458
   Program Service Revenue $350,118
Total Primary Revenue $1,424,576
   Other Revenue $207,762
TOTAL REVENUE $1,632,338
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,373,995
   Administrative Expenses $394,729
   Fundraising Expenses $92,960
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,861,684
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-229,346
   
Net Assets $8,580,759

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
Cultural - Concerts $1,271,361 92.5%
Educational $102,634 7.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 89.82 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 89.06 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.12 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 86.65 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.66 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 84.45 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 87.09 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 34-6533119
Name in IRS Master File CANTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION
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
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 February, 1958
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
$79,894 4.29% Michelle Mullaly President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Canton Symphony Orchestra (OH) 89.82 three stars
Chamber Music Northwest (OR) 95.57 four stars
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (TN) 89.55 three stars
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (TX) 90.14 four stars
Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC) 89.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Canton Symphony Orchestra
Zimmermann Symphony Center
2331 Seventeenth Street NW
Canton, OH 44708
tel: (330) 452-3434
fax: (330) 452-4429
EIN: 34-6533119

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Board Leadership

Linda M. Casey
Chair, Board of Trustees

CEO

Michelle Mullaly
Executive Director

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