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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Great music for free!

three stars

85.07

545 Concord Avenue Suite 318
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 987-2000   Web Site
EIN: 31-1750843

Board Leadership
Laura Connors
Chair

CEO
Arthur Rishi
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.07 three stars
  Financial 78.89 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra was founded in 2001 by conductor and community advocate Charles Ansbacher. The orchestra is comprised of many of the area's finest professional musicians. In recent years, the orchestra has become a leader in promoting accessibility and inclusiveness. Our Breaking Down Barriers initiative—serving the blind, deaf, hard of hearing, and those limited in mobility—has earned the UP Designation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Landmarks Orchestra is one of only 11 organizations to have earned that distinction so far.

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra was founded in 2001 by conductor and community advocate Charles Ansbacher. The orchestra is comprised of many of the area's finest professional musicians. In recent years, the orchestra has become a leader in promoting accessibility and inclusiveness. Our Breaking Down Barriers initiative—serving the blind, deaf, hard of hearing, and those limited in mobility—has earned the UP Designation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Landmarks Orchestra is one of only 11 organizations to have earned that distinction so far.

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Financial

two stars

78.89

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
71.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth -2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Landmarks Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boston Landmarks Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Landmarks Orchestra (MA) 85.07 three stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 93.11 four stars
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 88.95 three stars
Utah Symphony & Opera (UT) 94.50 four stars
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 92.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $894,598
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $271,425
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $106,700
Total Contributions $1,272,723
   Program Service Revenue $53,751
Total Primary Revenue $1,326,474
   Other Revenue $60,373
TOTAL REVENUE $1,386,847
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $935,403
   Administrative Expenses $212,832
   Fundraising Expenses $173,631
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,321,866
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $64,981
   
Net Assets $697,897

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
Summer Concerts $935,403 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 85.07 three stars
2017-12 12/01/2019 86.46 three stars
2017-12 03/01/2019 86.17 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 81.51 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 78.13 two stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 81.08 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.40 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 78.76 two 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 31-1750843
Name in IRS Master File BOSTON LANDMARKS ORCHESTRA INC
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
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$117,383 8.88% Jo Frances Meyer Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Landmarks Orchestra (MA) 85.07 three stars
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Nashville Symphony (TN) 88.83 three stars
New York Youth Symphony (NY) 90.30 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boston Landmarks Orchestra
545 Concord Avenue
Suite 318
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel: (617) 987-2000
fax: (617) 945-0536
EIN: 31-1750843

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Board Leadership

Laura Connors
Chair

CEO

Arthur Rishi
Interim Executive Director

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