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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Great music for free!

three stars

86.17

214 Lincoln Street Suite 331
Boston, MA 02134
tel: (617) 987-2000   Web Site
EIN: 31-1750843

Board Leadership
Laura Connors
Chair

CEO
Jo Frances Meyer
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.17 three stars
  Financial 80.86 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

three stars

80.86

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
72.5%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.8%
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) 86.17 three stars
Canton Symphony Orchestra (OH) 89.82 three stars
Richmond Symphony (VA) 85.84 three stars
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (NY) 86.19 three stars
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (CA) 88.10 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $896,035
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $257,751
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $78,000
Total Contributions $1,231,786
   Program Service Revenue $113,181
Total Primary Revenue $1,344,967
   Other Revenue $-39,395
TOTAL REVENUE $1,305,572
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $861,698
   Administrative Expenses $183,362
   Fundraising Expenses $167,508
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,212,568
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $93,004
   
Net Assets $632,916

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 $861,698 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$116,977 9.64% Jo Frances Meyer Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boston Landmarks Orchestra (MA) 86.17 three stars
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 92.22 four stars
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 88.95 three stars
Chamber Music Northwest (OR) 95.38 four stars
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 91.21 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boston Landmarks Orchestra
214 Lincoln Street
Suite 331
Boston, MA 02134
tel: (617) 987-2000
fax: (617) 987-0195
EIN: 31-1750843

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Board Leadership

Laura Connors
Chair

CEO

Jo Frances Meyer
Executive Director

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