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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Bushnell

Connecticut's premier performing arts center

90.09

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 90.09
  Financial 91.32
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

91.32

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.34
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth 25.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 25.8%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Bushnell (CT) 90.09
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJ) 96.57
The Ark (MI) 88.06
Strathmore (MD) 91.08
Studio Theatre Inc. (DC) 87.87

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,007,927
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $329,145
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $204,940
Total Contributions $5,542,012
   Program Service Revenue $32,668,428
Total Primary Revenue $38,210,440
   Other Revenue $928,015
TOTAL REVENUE $39,138,455
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,879,897
   Administrative Expenses $3,132,399
   Fundraising Expenses $3,850,076
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $36,862,372
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,276,083
   
Net Assets $54,914,150

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 $23,839,705 79.8%
Leased Events $1,212,423 4.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 90.09
2018-06 07/01/2019 87.85
2017-06 02/01/2019 87.84
2016-06 12/01/2017 86.72
2015-06 12/01/2016 87.35
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.45
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 88.24
2013-06 07/01/2014 82.19
2012-06 05/01/2013 82.75
2011-06 06/01/2012 73.83
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.01
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 73.36
2009-06 11/24/2010 83.34
2008-06 07/01/2009 90.72
2007-06 06/01/2008 72.83
2006-06 05/01/2007 92.96
2005-06 06/01/2006 73.98
2004-06 04/01/2005 86.77
2003-06 07/01/2004 72.92
2002-06 08/01/2003 65.07

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
$501,488 1.36% David Fay President & CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Bushnell (CT) 90.09
Hawaii Theatre Center (HI) 86.08
Western Folklife Center (NV) 91.88
Symphony Space (NY) 94.02
CAPA New Haven (CT) 88.87

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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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