Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Southwest Florida Symphony

World Class Music in Paradise

four stars

93.69

8290 College Parkway Suite 103
Fort Myers, FL 33919
tel: (239) 418-0996   Web Site
EIN: 59-1350404

Board Leadership
Thomas Uhler
President

CEO
Amy Ginsburg
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.69 four stars
  Financial 96.05 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Southwest Florida Symphony is Lee County's only professional orchestra and one of the oldest symphony orchestras on Florida's Gulf Coast. The mission of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra is to present outstanding music for the entertainment, enrichment and education of the broadest possible public. Each year, the Southwest Florida Symphony presents a series of five Masterworks Concerts featuring music from the great symphonic repertoire ranging from the Baroque era through the 21st century.

The Southwest Florida Symphony is Lee County's only professional orchestra and one of the oldest symphony orchestras on Florida's Gulf Coast. The mission of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra is to present outstanding music for the entertainment, enrichment and education of the broadest possible public. Each year, the Southwest Florida Symphony presents a series of five Masterworks Concerts featuring music from the great symphonic repertoire ranging from the Baroque era through the 21st century.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total number of paid seats filled for performances
18,719
Total number of performances
27
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.05

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 08/01/2020 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)
81.3%
  Administrative Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.36
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southwest Florida Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Southwest Florida Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $793,610
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $48,936
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $47,456
Total Contributions $890,002
   Program Service Revenue $655,784
Total Primary Revenue $1,545,786
   Other Revenue $5,692
TOTAL REVENUE $1,600,856
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,460,535
   Administrative Expenses $279,958
   Fundraising Expenses $47,620
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,788,113
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-187,257
   
Net Assets $2,842,851

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$72,523 4.05% Amy Ginsburg Executive Director

Mission

The Southwest Florida Symphony is Lee County's only professional orchestra and one of the oldest symphony orchestras on Florida's Gulf Coast. The mission of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra is to present outstanding music for the entertainment, enrichment and education of the broadest possible public. Each year, the Southwest Florida Symphony presents a series of five Masterworks Concerts featuring music from the great symphonic repertoire ranging from the Baroque era through the 21st century.

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Southwest Florida Symphony (FL) 93.69 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Southwest Florida Symphony
8290 College Parkway
Suite 103
Fort Myers, FL 33919
tel: (239) 418-0996
EIN: 59-1350404

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Board Leadership

Thomas Uhler
President

CEO

Amy Ginsburg
Executive Director