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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park

Bringing world-class music to the Orlando area since 1935.

three stars

83.69

1000 Holt Avenue Box 2763
Winter Park, FL 32789
tel: (407) 646-2182   Web Site
EIN: 59-6015959

Board Leadership
Eric Ravndal III
Chairman

CEO
Elizabeth (Betsy) Gwinn
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.69 three stars
  Financial 98.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Bach Festival Society was founded in 1935 at Rollins College to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach's birth by presenting the composer's orchestral and choral music to the public for its enlightenment, education, pleasure, and enjoyment. The Bach Festival Society is well known internationally and has enjoyed a long tradition of bringing world-class talent to Central Florida. Since its inception, the Society has expanded its offerings beyond the annual Bach Festival to include Choral Masterworks and Visiting Artists performances, as well as a variety of educational and community outreach programs to encourage participation in music at all levels.

The Bach Festival Society was founded in 1935 at Rollins College to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach's birth by presenting the composer's orchestral and choral music to the public for its enlightenment, education, pleasure, and enjoyment. The Bach Festival Society is well known internationally and has enjoyed a long tradition of bringing world-class talent to Central Florida. Since its inception, the Society has expanded its offerings beyond the annual Bach Festival to include Choral Masterworks and Visiting Artists performances, as well as a variety of educational and community outreach programs to encourage participation in music at all levels.

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Financial

four stars

98.37

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
90.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.51
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bach Festival Society of Winter Park on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bach Festival Society of Winter Park on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bach Festival Society of Winter Park (FL) 83.69 three stars
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Hamptons International Film Festival (NY) 89.37 three stars
The Gilmore (MI) 85.75 three stars
Cleveland International Film Festival (OH) 93.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $606,680
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $191,315
Total Contributions $797,995
   Program Service Revenue $362,792
Total Primary Revenue $1,160,787
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,191,300
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $986,896
   Administrative Expenses $56,159
   Fundraising Expenses $57,124
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,100,179
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $91,121
   
Net Assets $3,768,591

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
BFS presents a variety of choral and orchestral programming annually. $975,546 98.8%
FreshstARTs brings educational and artistic experiences to public scho $11,350 1.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 03/01/2020 83.69 three 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 59-6015959
Name in IRS Master File BACH FESTIVAL SOCIETY OF WINTER PARK
NTEE Code A68
NTEE Classification Music
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
(59) Other school related activities
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, 1955
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

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Bach Festival Society of Winter Park (FL) 83.69 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
1000 Holt Avenue
Box 2763
Winter Park, FL 32789
tel: (407) 646-2182
EIN: 59-6015959

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Board Leadership

Eric Ravndal III
Chairman

CEO

Elizabeth (Betsy) Gwinn
Executive Director

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