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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

La Jolla Music Society

We Bring the World to San Diego

91.38

7600 Fay Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 459-3724   Web Site
EIN: 23-7148171

Board Leadership
Steve Baum
Chair

CEO
Todd Schultz
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.38
  Financial 94.75
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1968, La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) has become one of Southern California's leading presenters and producers of world-class performing arts. As a multi-disciplinary presenter of classical music, jazz, and dance our mission is "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." On April 5, 2019, La Jolla Music Society opened The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. This new performing arts center includes a 513-seat concert hall, a 2000 square foot flexible performance space, a generous meeting / reception room, a large central courtyard, and offices for La Jolla Music Society.

Founded in 1968, La Jolla Music Society (LJMS) has become one of Southern California's leading presenters and producers of world-class performing arts. As a multi-disciplinary presenter of classical music, jazz, and dance our mission is "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." On April 5, 2019, La Jolla Music Society opened The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. This new performing arts center includes a 513-seat concert hall, a 2000 square foot flexible performance space, a generous meeting / reception room, a large central courtyard, and offices for La Jolla Music Society.

Financial

94.75

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
75.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 15.29
  Program Expenses Growth 15.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
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) 91.38
CAPA New Haven (CT) 88.87
Jazz St. Louis (MO) 92.82
Hawaii Theatre Center (HI) 86.08
New 42nd Street (NY) 91.24

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $24,447,010
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $137,454
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $214,062
Total Contributions $24,798,526
   Program Service Revenue $1,735,330
Total Primary Revenue $26,533,856
   Other Revenue $1,416,966
TOTAL REVENUE $27,950,822
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,155,549
   Administrative Expenses $648,251
   Fundraising Expenses $848,417
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,652,217
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $21,298,605
   
Net Assets $82,787,814

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 $5,155,549 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 04/01/2021 91.38
2018-09 03/01/2020 89.78
2017-09 12/01/2018 85.59
2016-09 02/01/2018 88.47
2015-09 02/01/2017 88.71
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.16
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 04/01/2016 90.37

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Ted Dedee President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$155,191 2.33% Kristin Lancino President, Artist Director
$75,339 1.13% Christopher Beach Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
La Jolla Music Society (CA) 91.38
John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) 90.66
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (PA) 91.13
Stamford Center for the Arts (CT) 90.43
Performing Arts Fort Worth/Bass Performance Hall (TX) 94.46

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Charity Contact Info

La Jolla Music Society
7600 Fay Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
tel: (858) 459-3724
fax: (858) 459-3727
EIN: 23-7148171

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Board Leadership

Steve Baum
Chair

CEO

Todd Schultz
President, CEO

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