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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Northern Stage Company

To change lives, one story at a time.

three stars

82.30

P.O. Box 4287 White River Junction, VT 05001
tel: (802) 296-7000   Web Site
EIN: 04-3387268

Board Leadership
Alfred Blum
Board Chair

CEO
Irene Green
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.30 three stars
  Financial 90.15 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1997 by Brooke Ciardelli, Northern Stage has since become the preeminent year-round theater company in the region, offering professional productions of world premiers, classics, and musicals. In 2013, the Board of Directors engaged a new leadership team to galvanize Northern Stage for its next stage of evolution. Led by Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne and Managing Director Eric Bunge, this new team has illuminated Northern Stage's impact on its community with a firm commitment to intimate engagement. Now, more than 30,000 audience members walk through our doors each season, and each year, more than 2,000 students of all ages feed their hunger for knowledge and art in our Education Programs. Through its work on stage and off, Northern Stage reinvigorates the members of our community by reconnecting them with the limitless imagination of their inner child; it provokes the next generation of entrepreneurs, astrophysicists, trombone virtuosos, algebra teachers, heart surgeons, and magicians to think creatively about problems and their solutions; we forge profound connections between our theater patrons, their community, and their fellow human beings; and it cultivates audience members who will continue to be arts patrons for years to come. Most importantly, Northern Stage aims to inspire those who engage with us to effect positive and creative change in their communities.

Founded in 1997 by Brooke Ciardelli, Northern Stage has since become the preeminent year-round theater company in the region, offering professional productions of world premiers, classics, and musicals. In 2013, the Board of Directors engaged a new leadership team to galvanize Northern Stage for its next stage of evolution. Led by Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne and Managing Director Eric Bunge, this new team has illuminated Northern Stage's impact on its community with a firm commitment to intimate engagement. Now, more than 30,000 audience members walk through our doors each season, and each year, more than 2,000 students of all ages feed their hunger for knowledge and art in our Education Programs. Through its work on stage and off, Northern Stage reinvigorates the members of our community by reconnecting them with the limitless imagination of their inner child; it provokes the next generation of entrepreneurs, astrophysicists, trombone virtuosos, algebra teachers, heart surgeons, and magicians to think creatively about problems and their solutions; we forge profound connections between our theater patrons, their community, and their fellow human beings; and it cultivates audience members who will continue to be arts patrons for years to come. Most importantly, Northern Stage aims to inspire those who engage with us to effect positive and creative change in their communities.

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Financial

four stars

90.15

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
76.8%
  Administrative Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.78
  Program Expenses Growth 27.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northern Stage Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northern Stage Company on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northern Stage Company (VT) 82.30 three stars
New York Theatre Workshop (NY) 94.32 four stars
Victory Garden Theater (IL) 91.85 four stars
Manatee Performing Arts Center (FL) 90.90 four stars
Seattle Children's Theatre (WA) 85.77 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,863,755
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,863,755
   Program Service Revenue $1,289,506
Total Primary Revenue $4,153,261
   Other Revenue $153,016
TOTAL REVENUE $4,306,277
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,895,930
   Administrative Expenses $520,287
   Fundraising Expenses $212,157
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,628,374
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $677,903
   
Net Assets $8,700,060

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
Theater $2,290,030 79.1%
Education $605,900 20.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 05/01/2019 82.30 three stars
2017-05 05/01/2018 82.73 three stars
2016-05 11/01/2017 80.17 three stars
2015-05 07/01/2017 75.81 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 04-3387268
Name in IRS Master File NORTHERN STAGE COMPANY
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(88) Community theatrical group
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 March, 1998
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
$75,962 2.09% Eric Bunge Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$120,962 3.33% Carol Dunne Producing Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northern Stage Company (VT) 82.30 three stars
New Conservatory Theatre Center (CA) 88.91 three stars
Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) 87.09 three stars
Unicorn Theatre (MO) 87.68 three stars
George Street Playhouse (NJ) 91.33 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Northern Stage Company
P.O. Box 4287
White River Junction, VT 05001
tel: (802) 296-7000
EIN: 04-3387268

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Board Leadership

Alfred Blum
Board Chair

CEO

Irene Green
Managing Director

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