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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Allentown Symphony Association

Providing a first-class symphony orchestra and Hall

three stars

88.95

23 North 6th Street Allentown, PA 18101
tel: (610) 432-7961   Web Site
EIN: 23-6272140

Board Leadership
Michael J. Torbert
President

CEO
Al Jacobsen
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.95 three stars
  Financial 88.92 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Allentown Symphony Association is to provide a first-class symphony orchestra and Hall, quality performing arts, and cultural education in partnership with the community. With passion and finesse, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra with Music Director & Conductor, Diane Wittry, plays time-honored masterworks, newly commissioned world premieres, and unusual and intriguing repertoire, including works by prominent new composers. Serving as a cultural destination for the greater Lehigh Valley and beyond, Miller Symphony Hall is the Lehigh Valley's premier Performing Arts Center.

The mission of the Allentown Symphony Association is to provide a first-class symphony orchestra and Hall, quality performing arts, and cultural education in partnership with the community. With passion and finesse, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra with Music Director & Conductor, Diane Wittry, plays time-honored masterworks, newly commissioned world premieres, and unusual and intriguing repertoire, including works by prominent new composers. Serving as a cultural destination for the greater Lehigh Valley and beyond, Miller Symphony Hall is the Lehigh Valley's premier Performing Arts Center.

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Financial

three stars

88.92

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.86
  Program Expenses Growth 0.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Allentown Symphony Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Allentown Symphony Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 88.95 three stars
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 91.66 four stars
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (TN) 87.15 three stars
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 87.75 three stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 90.67 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,760,739
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $101,302
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $525,408
Total Contributions $2,387,449
   Program Service Revenue $679,925
Total Primary Revenue $3,067,374
   Other Revenue $528,512
TOTAL REVENUE $3,595,886
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,925,487
   Administrative Expenses $468,085
   Fundraising Expenses $226,298
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,619,870
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-23,984
   
Net Assets $12,545,340

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.

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Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 05/01/2019 88.95 three stars
2017-05 05/01/2018 90.40 four stars
2016-05 09/01/2017 90.73 four 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 23-6272140
Name in IRS Master File ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
(40) Scholarships (other)
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 December, 1956
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, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,245 3.76% Sheila Evans Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$3,269 0.09% Diane Scott Interim Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 88.95 three stars
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 93.01 four stars
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 89.92 three stars
Omaha Symphony (NE) 95.83 four stars
New York Philharmonic (NY) 85.87 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Allentown Symphony Association
23 North 6th Street
Allentown, PA 18101
tel: (610) 432-7961
fax: (610) 432-6735
EIN: 23-6272140

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Board Leadership

Michael J. Torbert
President

CEO

Al Jacobsen
Executive Director

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