Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Enrich, inspire and transform.

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three stars

82.86

220 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 294-3000   Web Site
EIN: 36-2167823

Board Leadership
Helen Zell
Chair

CEO
Jeff Alexander
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.86 three stars
  Financial 80.96 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at its core, the mission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is to enrich, inspire and transform lives through music, community engagement and education - locally, nationally and internationally.

With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at its core, the mission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is to enrich, inspire and transform lives through music, community engagement and education - locally, nationally and internationally.

Impact Information

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Financial

three stars

80.96

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
79.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.92
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 42.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chicago Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $33,318,276
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,563,238
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $188,600
Total Contributions $35,070,114
   Program Service Revenue $32,900,867
Total Primary Revenue $67,970,981
   Other Revenue $13,849,097
TOTAL REVENUE $81,820,078
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $63,780,697
   Administrative Expenses $13,499,711
   Fundraising Expenses $4,059,024
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $81,339,432
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $480,646
   
Net Assets $291,282,226

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$505,344 0.62% Jeff Alexander President
Other Salaries of Note
$1,263,490 1.55% Riccardo Muti Music Director
$510,459 0.62% Robert Chen Concertmaster

Mission

With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at its core, the mission of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is to enrich, inspire and transform lives through music, community engagement and education - locally, nationally and internationally.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chicago Symphony Orchestra (IL) 82.86 three stars
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association (CA) 87.97 three stars
New York Philharmonic (NY) 85.87 three stars
Apollo's Fire (OH) 86.54 three stars
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (OH) 91.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
220 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
tel: (312) 294-3000
fax: (312) 294-3332
EIN: 36-2167823

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Board Leadership

Helen Zell
Chair

CEO

Jeff Alexander
President