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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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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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