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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Bushnell

Connecticut's premier performing arts center

three stars

87.85

166 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106
tel: (860) 987-6000   Web Site
EIN: 06-0662112

Board Leadership
Jay S. Benet
Chairman

CEO
David R. Fay
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.85 three stars
  Financial 86.81 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As Connecticut's premier presenter of the performing arts, The Bushnell has delighted and inspired audiences for more than seven decades and plays a leading role in the state's cultural life. Renowned for community programs as well as being a leading educator and advocate of the arts, The Bushnell presents major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, travel films and children's theater, and in 2001 began presenting off-Broadway, jazz, blues, cabaret and comedy performances as well as concerts and world music events. The Bushnell is an active supporter of Hartford's diverse performing arts and community organizations. The theater serves as the performance home of Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Opera and The Connecticut Forum.

As Connecticut's premier presenter of the performing arts, The Bushnell has delighted and inspired audiences for more than seven decades and plays a leading role in the state's cultural life. Renowned for community programs as well as being a leading educator and advocate of the arts, The Bushnell presents major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, travel films and children's theater, and in 2001 began presenting off-Broadway, jazz, blues, cabaret and comedy performances as well as concerts and world music events. The Bushnell is an active supporter of Hartford's diverse performing arts and community organizations. The theater serves as the performance home of Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Opera and The Connecticut Forum.

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Financial

three stars

86.81

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.91
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Bushnell on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Bushnell on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Bushnell (CT) 87.85 three stars
California Film Institute (CA) 85.50 three stars
Performing Arts Fort Worth/Bass Performance Hall (TX) 95.05 four stars
Harris Theater (IL) 90.09 four stars
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (MA) 85.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,282,209
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $355,076
   Related Organizations $289,232
   Government Grants $189,614
Total Contributions $9,116,131
   Program Service Revenue $13,945,321
Total Primary Revenue $23,061,452
   Other Revenue $477,800
TOTAL REVENUE $23,539,252
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,215,762
   Administrative Expenses $2,660,569
   Fundraising Expenses $1,348,271
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,224,602
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,314,650
   
Net Assets $52,647,182

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
Broadway Musical Series $10,529,782 61.2%
Other Sponsored Events $2,761,282 16.0%
Leased Events $1,450,099 8.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 87.85 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 87.84 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 86.72 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 87.35 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.45 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 88.24 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 82.19 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 82.75 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 73.83 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.01 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 73.36 two stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 83.34 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 90.72 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 72.83 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 92.96 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 73.98 two stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 86.77 three stars
2003-06 07/01/2004 72.92 two stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 65.07 one star
2001-06 02/05/2003 78.75 two 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 06-0662112
Name in IRS Master File HORACE BUSHNELL MEMORIAL HALL CORPORATION
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related 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 November, 1934
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$551,357 2.59% David Fay President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Bushnell (CT) 87.85 three stars
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (PA) 91.77 four stars
CAPA New Haven (CT) 88.87 three stars
Ravinia Festival (IL) 91.64 four stars
California Film Institute (CA) 85.50 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Bushnell
166 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
tel: (860) 987-6000
fax: (860) 987-6070
TTY: (860) 987-6097
EIN: 06-0662112

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Board Leadership

Jay S. Benet
Chairman

CEO

David R. Fay
President

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