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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,000 5.89% Suzanne Rorick Executive Director

Mission

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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Toledo Opera (OH) 96.20 four stars
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Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre (UT) 86.05 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