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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Presenting performances that further cultivate an appreciation for the art of music.

three stars

88.96

1101 North Market Street Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel: (414) 291-6010   Web Site
EIN: 39-6023436

Board Leadership
Andy Nunemaker
Chairman

CEO
Mark Niehaus
President & Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.96 three stars
  Financial 84.92 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra mission is a guiding set of principles, which state that the orchestra exists for three purposes: To comfort, educate, entertain and exhilarate the human soul through events of cultural significance, relevance and artistic challenge; to embrace, preserve and foster our musical heritage; and to enhance the vibrancy of our community.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra mission is a guiding set of principles, which state that the orchestra exists for three purposes: To comfort, educate, entertain and exhilarate the human soul through events of cultural significance, relevance and artistic challenge; to embrace, preserve and foster our musical heritage; and to enhance the vibrancy of our community.

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Financial

three stars

84.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
73.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.98
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (WI) 88.96 three stars
Toledo Symphony (OH) 86.01 three stars
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 85.01 three stars
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (TN) 85.62 three stars
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 88.44 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,764,964
   Federated Campaigns $1,750,957
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $308,127
   Related Organizations $833,540
   Government Grants $99,348
Total Contributions $14,756,936
   Program Service Revenue $3,801,735
Total Primary Revenue $18,558,671
   Other Revenue $226,076
TOTAL REVENUE $18,784,747
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,550,977
   Administrative Expenses $1,194,755
   Fundraising Expenses $2,144,098
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,889,830
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $894,917
   
Net Assets $68,275,212

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 $13,771,629 94.6%
Education $779,348 5.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 11/01/2020 88.96 three stars
2018-08 08/01/2019 87.96 three stars
2017-08 07/01/2018 84.79 three stars
2015-08 07/01/2017 80.01 three stars
2015-08 07/01/2017 80.01 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 81.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 10/01/2015 78.80 two stars
2013-08 12/22/2014 81.46 three stars
2012-08 08/01/2013 87.10 three stars
2011-08 07/01/2012 80.05 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 74.72 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/24/2010 70.14 two stars
2008-08 12/01/2009 74.55 two stars
2007-08 09/01/2008 83.41 three stars
2006-08 07/01/2007 81.03 three stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 78.49 two stars
2004-08 09/01/2005 73.85 two stars
2003-08 08/01/2004 74.29 two stars
2002-08 08/01/2003 85.60 three stars
2001-08 10/15/2002 86.97 three 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 39-6023436
Name in IRS Master File MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA INC
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational 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 which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 August, 1959
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
$281,785 1.57% Mark Niehaus President & Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (WI) 88.96 three stars
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (TN) 85.62 three stars
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DE) 87.09 three stars
Columbus Symphony Orchestra (OH) 85.97 three stars
Austin Symphony Orchestra (TX) 89.91 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
1101 North Market Street
Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel: (414) 291-6010
fax: (414) 291-7610
EIN: 39-6023436

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Board Leadership

Andy Nunemaker
Chairman

CEO

Mark Niehaus
President & Executive Director

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