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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Engaging our community in compelling musical experiences

three stars

88.97

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

Board Leadership
Pamela Enslen
Chair

CEO
Jessica Mallow Gulley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.97 three stars
  Financial 88.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

three stars

88.96

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
77.9%
  Administrative Expenses 17.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.39
  Program Expenses Growth 3.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 88.97 three stars
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (TX) 90.49 four stars
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.93 four stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 93.11 four stars
Boston Landmarks Orchestra (MA) 85.07 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,709,088
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,900
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $12,000
Total Contributions $1,723,988
   Program Service Revenue $550,838
Total Primary Revenue $2,274,826
   Other Revenue $507,524
TOTAL REVENUE $2,782,350
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,994,368
   Administrative Expenses $778,140
   Fundraising Expenses $143,900
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,916,408
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,134,058
   
Net Assets $17,433,698

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 $2,994,368 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 02/01/2021 88.97 three stars
2018-05 08/01/2019 90.88 four stars
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, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$10,500 0.26% Daniel R. Gustin Interim Co-CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$158,585 4.04% Peter H. Gistelinck Former President & CEO
$10,500 0.26% Judy K. Jolliffe Interim Co-CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 88.97 three stars
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 98.40 four stars
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.47 three stars
New York Youth Symphony (NY) 90.30 four stars
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (CA) 94.65 four 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

Pamela Enslen
Chair

CEO

Jessica Mallow Gulley
Executive Director

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