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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Engaging our community in compelling musical experiences

four stars

92.50

359 South Kalamazoo Mall Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
tel: (269) 349-7759   Web Site
EIN: 38-6005710

Board Leadership
Steven P. Kreider
Chair

CEO
Peter H. Gistelinck
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.50 four stars
  Financial 93.05 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1920, the mission of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (KSO) is to engage our community in compelling musical experiences. The KSO's innovative presentations enhance your musical experience by expanding and illuminating the art. KSO's Education & Community Programs provide individuals skills, access, and experiences needed to foster a lifelong interest in orchestral music as performers and/or listeners.

Founded in 1920, the mission of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (KSO) is to engage our community in compelling musical experiences. The KSO's innovative presentations enhance your musical experience by expanding and illuminating the art. KSO's Education & Community Programs provide individuals skills, access, and experiences needed to foster a lifelong interest in orchestral music as performers and/or listeners.

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Financial

four stars

93.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.91
  Program Expenses Growth 12.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 92.50 four stars
New York Philharmonic (NY) 85.87 three stars
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 92.09 four stars
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (TN) 87.15 three stars
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 86.41 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,379,919
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $7,110
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $28,200
Total Contributions $1,415,229
   Program Service Revenue $537,810
Total Primary Revenue $1,953,039
   Other Revenue $375,276
TOTAL REVENUE $2,328,315
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,859,269
   Administrative Expenses $622,662
   Fundraising Expenses $155,553
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,637,484
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,309,169
   
Net Assets $18,220,307

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
Concerts & Lectures $2,859,269 100.0%

Ratings History
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-05 08/01/2018 92.50 four stars
2016-05 12/01/2017 92.45 four stars
2015-05 11/01/2016 91.83 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 87.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 11/01/2015 80.47 three stars
2013-05 11/01/2014 88.41 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 38-6005710
Name in IRS Master File KALAMAZOO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
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 April, 1958
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$125,000 3.43% Peter Gistelinck Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 92.50 four stars
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 95.04 four stars
Toledo Symphony (OH) 86.39 three stars
The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (OK) 86.90 three stars
Apollo's Fire (OH) 86.54 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra
359 South Kalamazoo Mall
Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
tel: (269) 349-7759
EIN: 38-6005710

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Board Leadership

Steven P. Kreider
Chair

CEO

Peter H. Gistelinck
President, CEO

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