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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

May Festival

Surround Yourself in Song

three stars

87.46

1241 Elm Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 621-1919   Web Site
EIN: 31-0584309

Board Leadership
Eric K. Combs
Chair

CEO
Steven R. Sunderman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.46 three stars
  Financial 90.54 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

May Festival exists to engage, energize, and connect our community with the highest quality performances of great choral music. The May Festival is the most exciting force in the choral world. We are a leader and catalyst in the production, presentation, and promotion of choral activities in our region and around the globe.

May Festival exists to engage, energize, and connect our community with the highest quality performances of great choral music. The May Festival is the most exciting force in the choral world. We are a leader and catalyst in the production, presentation, and promotion of choral activities in our region and around the globe.

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Financial

four stars

90.54

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
82.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.02
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by May Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by May Festival on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
May Festival (OH) 87.46 three stars
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Jazz Aspen Snowmass (CO) 85.49 three stars
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Hamptons International Film Festival (NY) 89.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $907,787
   Federated Campaigns $282,285
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,190,072
   Program Service Revenue $454,755
Total Primary Revenue $1,644,827
   Other Revenue $1,200,821
TOTAL REVENUE $2,845,648
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,214,072
   Administrative Expenses $312,298
   Fundraising Expenses $202,796
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,729,166
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $116,482
   
Net Assets $22,378,964

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
Subscription Series $2,188,912 98.9%
Basilica Concert $25,160 1.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 87.46 three stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 89.17 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 89.21 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 89.39 three 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 31-0584309
Name in IRS Master File CINCINNATI MUSICAL FESTIVAL ASSOC
NTEE Code A6B
NTEE Classification Singing, Choral
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 July, 1947
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$156,818 5.74% Steven Sunderman Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$26,492 0.97% Jonathan Martin President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
May Festival (OH) 87.46 three stars
Savannah Music Festival (GA) 86.82 three stars
Cleveland International Film Festival (OH) 93.70 four stars
Film Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 90.11 four stars
Aspen Music Festival and School (CO) 91.59 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

May Festival
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 621-1919
fax: (513) 744-3535
EIN: 31-0584309

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Board Leadership

Eric K. Combs
Chair

CEO

Steven R. Sunderman
Executive Director

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