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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Toledo Opera

Enhancing the cultural fabric of the region

four stars

96.20

425 Jefferson Avenue Suite 601
Toledo, OH 43604
tel: (866) 860-9048   Web Site
EIN: 34-6556139

Board Leadership
Allen Markowicz
President

CEO
Suzanne Rorick
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.20 four stars
  Financial 94.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Mission of Toledo Opera is to enhance the cultural fabric of the region by creating opera experiences that celebrate, both in the theater and beyond its walls, what is unique to opera: dramatic, passionate stories expressed through glorious music and the powerful voices of classically trained singers. Toledo Opera opened its first season in 1959 with Verdi's Aida in the 3,500 seat Paramount Theater in downtown Toledo. In October 1999, the Opera opened its fortieth anniversary season with performances in the newly renovated 900-seat Valentine Theatre. That venue has now become its home, with the company's main stage productions, three each year, taking place there. In 1987, the company began offering educational programs for children and youth which now include An Opera Is a Story for preschoolers, Opera on Wheels for elementary students, and Student Night at the Opera for middle and high school students.

The Mission of Toledo Opera is to enhance the cultural fabric of the region by creating opera experiences that celebrate, both in the theater and beyond its walls, what is unique to opera: dramatic, passionate stories expressed through glorious music and the powerful voices of classically trained singers. Toledo Opera opened its first season in 1959 with Verdi's Aida in the 3,500 seat Paramount Theater in downtown Toledo. In October 1999, the Opera opened its fortieth anniversary season with performances in the newly renovated 900-seat Valentine Theatre. That venue has now become its home, with the company's main stage productions, three each year, taking place there. In 1987, the company began offering educational programs for children and youth which now include An Opera Is a Story for preschoolers, Opera on Wheels for elementary students, and Student Night at the Opera for middle and high school students.

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Financial

four stars

94.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
75.0%
  Administrative Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.60
  Program Expenses Growth 12.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Toledo Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Toledo Opera on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Toledo Opera (OH) 96.20 four stars
The Dallas Opera (TX) 88.13 three stars
Lyric Opera of Chicago (IL) 91.61 four stars
Michigan Opera Theatre (MI) 85.15 three stars
LA Opera (CA) 86.77 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,093,588
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $26,839
Total Contributions $1,120,427
   Program Service Revenue $356,681
Total Primary Revenue $1,477,108
   Other Revenue $73,986
TOTAL REVENUE $1,610,640
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,126,955
   Administrative Expenses $245,929
   Fundraising Expenses $53,187
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,426,071
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $184,569
   
Net Assets $3,388,071

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
Mainstage Opera Season $778,239 69.1%
Education and Outreach $348,716 30.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 04/01/2020 96.20 four 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 34-6556139
Name in IRS Master File TOLEDO OPERA ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A6A
NTEE Classification Opera
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 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 August, 1961
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,000 5.89% Suzanne Rorick Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Toledo Opera (OH) 96.20 four stars
Opera Omaha (NE) 97.02 four stars
Opera Grand Rapids (MI) 85.43 three stars
Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO) 94.24 four stars
Arizona Opera (AZ) 89.57 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Toledo Opera
425 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 601
Toledo, OH 43604
tel: (866) 860-9048
fax: (419) 255-6344
EIN: 34-6556139

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Board Leadership

Allen Markowicz
President

CEO

Suzanne Rorick
Executive Director

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