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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Symphony of the Americas

Great Symphonies Begin with One Note

one star

66.16

2300 East Oakland Park Boulevard Studio 306
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306
tel: (954) 335-7002   Web Site
EIN: 65-0157441

Board Leadership
Robert M. Roselli
President

CEO
Renée LaBonte
V.P. Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 66.16 one star
  Financial 63.55 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 69.00 one star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Symphony of the Americas is to enrich the cultural environment of South Florida and the Americas by presenting diverse orchestral music, international ensembles and educational programs with world-class guest artists on an intimate scale - taking a leadership role in fostering cultural relations through its summer music festival, educational instruction, outreach programming and unique combined partnerships in collaborative presentations.

The mission of the Symphony of the Americas is to enrich the cultural environment of South Florida and the Americas by presenting diverse orchestral music, international ensembles and educational programs with world-class guest artists on an intimate scale - taking a leadership role in fostering cultural relations through its summer music festival, educational instruction, outreach programming and unique combined partnerships in collaborative presentations.

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Financial

one star

63.55

Accountability & Transparency

one star

69.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
71.2%
  Administrative Expenses 17.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.03
  Program Expenses Growth -3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 76.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Symphony of the Americas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Symphony of the Americas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Symphony of the Americas (FL) 66.16 one star
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 90.58 four stars
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 98.54 four stars
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (TX) 86.94 three stars
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (MO) 88.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $529,486
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $198,138
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $208,751
Total Contributions $936,375
   Program Service Revenue $406,784
Total Primary Revenue $1,343,159
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,343,159
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $958,329
   Administrative Expenses $252,967
   Fundraising Expenses $136,613
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,347,909
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-4,750
   
Net Assets $46,062

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
Concerts and Open Rehearsals $712,403 74.3%
Festivals $245,926 25.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 05/01/2020 66.16 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 65-0157441
Name in IRS Master File SYMPHONY OF THE AMERICAS 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 (90) Cultural performances
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 February, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$77,173 5.72% Renee Labonte V.P. Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Symphony of the Americas (FL) 66.16 one star
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (CA) 94.65 four stars
Marin Symphony (CA) 87.54 three stars
Chamber Music Northwest (OR) 95.57 four stars
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 98.54 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Symphony of the Americas
2300 East Oakland Park Boulevard
Studio 306
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306
tel: (954) 335-7002
EIN: 65-0157441

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Board Leadership

Robert M. Roselli
President

CEO

Renée LaBonte
V.P. Executive Director

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