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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Carson Center

Enhancing the quality of life of the adults and children of the Four Rivers Region

two stars

78.79

100 Kentucky Avenue Paducah, KY 42003
tel: (270) 443-9932   Web Site
EIN: 61-1293428

Board Leadership
Roy Riley
Chairman

CEO
Mary Katz
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.79 two stars
  Financial 79.63 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center will enhance the quality of life of the adults and children of the Four Rivers Region and beyond by providing diverse programming through public and private events which will entertain and educate for years to come and will do so without compromising the fiscal integrity or public image of the Center.

The Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center will enhance the quality of life of the adults and children of the Four Rivers Region and beyond by providing diverse programming through public and private events which will entertain and educate for years to come and will do so without compromising the fiscal integrity or public image of the Center.

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Financial

two stars

79.63

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

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)
67.0%
  Administrative Expenses 28.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 11.58
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Carson Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Carson Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Carson Center (KY) 78.79 two stars
Apollo Theater Foundation (NY) 89.67 three stars
New 42nd Street (NY) 91.72 four stars
The Schubert Club (MN) 89.33 three stars
Two River Theater Company (NJ) 90.78 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $577,991
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $348,427
Total Contributions $926,418
   Program Service Revenue $2,155,434
Total Primary Revenue $3,081,852
   Other Revenue $991,095
TOTAL REVENUE $4,072,947
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,121,987
   Administrative Expenses $1,332,598
   Fundraising Expenses $191,965
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,646,550
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-573,603
   
Net Assets $57,255,465

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
Performances $3,121,987 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 78.79 two stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 81.93 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 81.77 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 81.14 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 61-1293428
Name in IRS Master File LUTHER F CARSON FOUR RIVERS CENTER INC
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(90) Cultural performances
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 November, 1996
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
$105,386 2.26% Mary Katz Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Carson Center (KY) 78.79 two stars
The Sheldon Arts Foundation (MO) 88.13 three stars
The Woodruff Arts Center (GA) 85.82 three stars
Children's Theatre Company (MN) 88.78 three stars
Bay Chamber Concerts (ME) 86.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Carson Center
100 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, KY 42003
tel: (270) 443-9932
EIN: 61-1293428

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Board Leadership

Roy Riley
Chairman

CEO

Mary Katz
Executive Director

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