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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

San Antonio Symphony

Delighting, inspiring, and engaging our entire community through excellent performance, education, and outreach.

two stars

75.68

115 Auditorium Circle San Antonio, TX 78205
tel: (210) 554-1000   Web Site
EIN: 74-1185669

Board Leadership
Kathleen Weir Vale
Chair

CEO
Corey Cowart
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.68 two stars
  Financial 76.38 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 75.00 two stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the San Antonio Symphony is to delight, inspire, and engage our entire community through excellent performance, education, and outreach. On February 16 2010, Sebastian Lang-Lessing was introduced as the eighth music director in the orchestra's 71 year history. Our concert series includes Classics, Pops, Movie Concerts, Family Concerts, and Young People's Concerts.

The mission of the San Antonio Symphony is to delight, inspire, and engage our entire community through excellent performance, education, and outreach. On February 16 2010, Sebastian Lang-Lessing was introduced as the eighth music director in the orchestra's 71 year history. Our concert series includes Classics, Pops, Movie Concerts, Family Concerts, and Young People's Concerts.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Total number of open rehearsals
8
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

76.38

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

75.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth -16.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Antonio Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by San Antonio Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc)
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Antonio Symphony (TX) 75.68 two stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 93.11 four stars
Marin Symphony (CA) 89.66 three stars
Louisville Orchestra (KY) 90.78 four stars
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 88.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,517,968
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $825,900
Total Contributions $3,343,868
   Program Service Revenue $2,135,541
Total Primary Revenue $5,479,409
   Other Revenue $576,309
TOTAL REVENUE $6,055,718
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,034,800
   Administrative Expenses $964,290
   Fundraising Expenses $253,986
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,253,076
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $802,642
   
Net Assets $2,583,515

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 75.68 two stars
2017-08 11/01/2019 75.65 two 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 74-1185669
Name in IRS Master File SYMPHONY SOCIETY OF SAN ANTONIO
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
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 February, 1941
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$96,402 1.83% David Gross President
Other Salaries of Note
$304,043 5.78% Sebastian Lang Lessing Music Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Antonio Symphony (TX) 75.68 two stars
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LA) 88.22 three stars
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (MI) 90.85 four stars
Princeton Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 93.93 four stars
Empire State Youth Orchestra (NY) 86.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

San Antonio Symphony
115 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX 78205
tel: (210) 554-1000
fax: (210) 554-1008
EIN: 74-1185669

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 658
San Antonio, TX 78293

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Board Leadership

Kathleen Weir Vale
Chair

CEO

Corey Cowart
Executive Director

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