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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

78.11

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 78.11 two stars
  Financial 72.93 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

two stars

72.93

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 83.4%
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.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Antonio Symphony (TX) 78.11 two stars
New York Youth Symphony (NY) 90.30 four stars
Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale (TX) 90.49 four stars
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 88.84 three stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 95.19 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,358,914
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,286,500
Total Contributions $3,645,414
   Program Service Revenue $2,329,039
Total Primary Revenue $5,974,453
   Other Revenue $89,217
TOTAL REVENUE $6,063,670
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,122,910
   Administrative Expenses $774,012
   Fundraising Expenses $217,768
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,114,690
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,051,020
   
Net Assets $505,268

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
2019-08 12/01/2020 78.11 two stars
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
Not compensated -- Corey Cowart Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$268,833 3.31% Sebastian Lang-Lessing Music Director
$54,544 0.67% Karina Bharne Former Interim Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
San Antonio Symphony (TX) 78.11 two stars
Toledo Symphony (OH) 86.01 three stars
San Francisco Symphony (CA) 87.74 three stars
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 91.27 four stars
Apollo's Fire (OH) 88.54 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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