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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Inc.

Nurturing love of music in community members of all ages through excellent performances of orchestral music.

three stars

82.59

35 Research Drive Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
tel: (734) 994-4801   Web Site
EIN: 38-6069701

Board Leadership
Geoffrey D. Barnes
President

CEO
Tyler Rand
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.59 three stars
  Financial 77.98 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is passionately committed to enriching the culture of the region. We foster a growing appreciation for orchestral music and regional musicians through imaginative programming and community involvement, inspiring and education a diverse audience. It was founded as a community orchestra in 1928 by five musically-inclined members of the local Methodist Church, and has since grown to become a main player in Ann Arbor art and culture. We strive to bring the best possible musical performances to our community with the greatest degree of artistic excellence, emphasizing both core repertoire and new works.

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is passionately committed to enriching the culture of the region. We foster a growing appreciation for orchestral music and regional musicians through imaginative programming and community involvement, inspiring and education a diverse audience. It was founded as a community orchestra in 1928 by five musically-inclined members of the local Methodist Church, and has since grown to become a main player in Ann Arbor art and culture. We strive to bring the best possible musical performances to our community with the greatest degree of artistic excellence, emphasizing both core repertoire and new works.

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Financial

two stars

77.98

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
73.2%
  Administrative Expenses 16.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.27
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Inc. (MI) 82.59 three stars
Sarasota Orchestra (FL) 92.55 four stars
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (WI) 87.96 three stars
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.65 three stars
Empire State Youth Orchestra (NY) 86.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $530,087
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $70,060
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $36,000
Total Contributions $636,147
   Program Service Revenue $736,172
Total Primary Revenue $1,372,319
   Other Revenue $44,294
TOTAL REVENUE $1,460,986
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,101,672
   Administrative Expenses $229,170
   Fundraising Expenses $166,004
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,496,846
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-35,860
   
Net Assets $861,502

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
Residential and Professional Orchestra $856,088 77.7%
Education $245,584 22.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 03/01/2020 82.59 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 38-6069701
Name in IRS Master File ANN ARBOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 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 June, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$77,528 5.17% Mary Steffek Blaske Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$128,674 8.59% Arie Lipsky Music Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Inc. (MI) 82.59 three stars
Austin Symphony Orchestra (TX) 89.91 three stars
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 92.22 four stars
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PA) 85.41 three stars
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Inc.
35 Research Drive
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
tel: (734) 994-4801
EIN: 38-6069701

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Board Leadership

Geoffrey D. Barnes
President

CEO

Tyler Rand
Executive Director

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