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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.

85.04

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 85.04
  Financial 81.94
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

81.94

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
74.3%
  Administrative Expenses 15.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.2%
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) 85.04
Oregon Symphony (OR) 86.68
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 88.84
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 92.22
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (MA) 87.90

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,160,423
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $80,341
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $32,000
Total Contributions $1,272,764
   Program Service Revenue $904,621
Total Primary Revenue $2,177,385
   Other Revenue $103,660
TOTAL REVENUE $2,281,045
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,262,208
   Administrative Expenses $230,937
   Fundraising Expenses $152,234
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,645,379
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $635,666
   
Net Assets $1,509,674

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 $1,022,565 81.0%
Education $239,643 19.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 85.04
2018-06 03/01/2020 82.59

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
$80,116 4.86% Mary Steffek Blaske Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$132,600 8.05% Arie Lipsky Former Music Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Inc. (MI) 85.04
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 94.97
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (MA) 85.91
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 86.46
Sarasota Orchestra (FL) 93.44

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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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