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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Allentown Symphony Association

Providing a first-class symphony orchestra and Hall

four stars

90.40

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

Board Leadership
Philip Jackson
President

CEO
Diane Scott
Interim Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.40 four stars
  Financial 92.05 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

four stars

92.05

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.80
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 90.40 four stars
Nashville Symphony (TN) 89.42 three stars
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 88.65 three stars
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (IN) 85.35 three stars
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 95.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,507,230
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $91,821
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $29,739
Total Contributions $1,628,790
   Program Service Revenue $664,906
Total Primary Revenue $2,293,696
   Other Revenue $621,897
TOTAL REVENUE $2,915,593
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,803,230
   Administrative Expenses $451,790
   Fundraising Expenses $207,313
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,462,333
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-546,740
   
Net Assets $12,118,047

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Allentown Symphony Association has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,245 3.93% Sheila Evans Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 90.40 four stars
Canton Symphony Orchestra (OH) 89.06 three stars
Louisville Orchestra (KY) 88.89 three stars
Nashville Symphony (TN) 89.42 three stars
The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra (OK) 86.90 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

Philip Jackson
President

CEO

Diane Scott
Interim Executive Director

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