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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

La Jolla Music Society

Enhancing the vitality of San Diego

three stars

85.59

7946 Ivanhoe Avenue Suite 309
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 459-3724   Web Site
EIN: 23-7148171

Board Leadership
Katherine Chapin
Chair

CEO
David J. Kitto
Interim President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.59 three stars
  Financial 82.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

La Jolla Music Society carries forward a distinguished tradition reaching back to the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla founded in 1941 by Nikolai Sokoloff, former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra. La Jolla Music Society aims to enhance the vitality and deepen the cultural life of San Diego by presenting and producing a dynamic range of performing arts for our increasingly diverse community. La Jolla Music Society's annual events are an important part of San Diego's cultural life; they continue to reflect the careful planning and fiscal conservatism, combined with imaginative and innovative programming, which have formed the basis of La Jolla Music Society's success.

La Jolla Music Society carries forward a distinguished tradition reaching back to the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla founded in 1941 by Nikolai Sokoloff, former conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra. La Jolla Music Society aims to enhance the vitality and deepen the cultural life of San Diego by presenting and producing a dynamic range of performing arts for our increasingly diverse community. La Jolla Music Society's annual events are an important part of San Diego's cultural life; they continue to reflect the careful planning and fiscal conservatism, combined with imaginative and innovative programming, which have formed the basis of La Jolla Music Society's success.

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Financial

three stars

82.86

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
72.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 11.37
  Program Expenses Growth -0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by La Jolla Music Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by La Jolla Music Society on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
La Jolla Music Society (CA) 85.59 three stars
Thomasville Center for the Arts (GA) 91.25 four stars
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 90.23 four stars
John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) 88.41 three stars
The Schubert Club (MN) 88.61 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,414,565
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $554,057
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $287,208
Total Contributions $16,255,830
   Program Service Revenue $1,142,704
Total Primary Revenue $17,398,534
   Other Revenue $137,726
TOTAL REVENUE $17,536,260
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,211,892
   Administrative Expenses $421,447
   Fundraising Expenses $735,082
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,368,421
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $13,167,839
   
Net Assets $53,101,963

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
Presenting and Producing Performing Arts $3,211,892 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/01/2018 85.59 three stars
2016-09 02/01/2018 88.47 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 88.71 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.16 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 04/01/2016 90.37 four 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 23-7148171
Name in IRS Master File LA JOLLA MUSIC SOCIETY
NTEE Code A6C
NTEE Classification Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(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 November, 1971
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
$316,515 7.24% Kristin Lancino President/Artist Director
Other Salaries of Note
$245,534 5.62% Christopher Beach Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
La Jolla Music Society (CA) 85.59 three stars
The Bushnell (CT) 87.85 three stars
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 90.47 four stars
Joyce Theater Foundation (NY) 87.99 three stars
Jacob Burns Film Center (NY) 94.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

La Jolla Music Society
7946 Ivanhoe Avenue
Suite 309
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 459-3724
fax: (858) 459-3727
EIN: 23-7148171

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Board Leadership

Katherine Chapin
Chair

CEO

David J. Kitto
Interim President

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