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New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

We commit with equal passion to artistic excellence and engagement with our communities

three stars

84.63

60 Park Place 9th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 624-3713   Web Site
EIN: 22-1559422

Board Leadership
Norman D. Slonaker & Ann D. Borowiec
Co-Chairs

CEO
Gabriel van Aalst
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.63 three stars
  Financial 78.64 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

With its mission "to commit with equal passion to artistic excellence and engagement with its communities," the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) remains dedicated to providing world-class orchestral performance throughout the state, and to connect with its surrounding communities through a number of diverse educational engagement initiatives. To fulfill this mission, the NJSO performs in seven venues and offers educational programming that allows it to reach nearly all 21 counties. Each year, the Orchestra typically engages more than 150,000 people, including 40,000 young people and their families. Through our great diversity of programming, we hope to ensure that music education and world-class orchestral music performance remain a vibrant and accessible part of the cultural fabric of the state of New Jersey.

With its mission "to commit with equal passion to artistic excellence and engagement with its communities," the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) remains dedicated to providing world-class orchestral performance throughout the state, and to connect with its surrounding communities through a number of diverse educational engagement initiatives. To fulfill this mission, the NJSO performs in seven venues and offers educational programming that allows it to reach nearly all 21 counties. Each year, the Orchestra typically engages more than 150,000 people, including 40,000 young people and their families. Through our great diversity of programming, we hope to ensure that music education and world-class orchestral music performance remain a vibrant and accessible part of the cultural fabric of the state of New Jersey.

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Financial

two stars

78.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 84.63 three stars
Symphony Silicon Valley (CA) 89.48 three stars
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (CA) 85.46 three stars
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LA) 88.22 three stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 93.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,866,248
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $630,195
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,000,000
Total Contributions $9,496,443
   Program Service Revenue $3,763,415
Total Primary Revenue $13,259,858
   Other Revenue $810,384
TOTAL REVENUE $14,070,242
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,603,837
   Administrative Expenses $1,321,729
   Fundraising Expenses $1,431,203
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,356,769
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $713,473
   
Net Assets $11,324,084

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
Performances $10,603,837 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 84.63 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 83.55 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 82.02 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 78.05 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 76.67 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 76.41 two stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 69.09 one star
2012-06 09/01/2013 76.58 two stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 82.89 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 71.25 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 69.29 one star
2009-06 11/01/2010 57.81 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 78.89 two stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 79.03 two stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 73.09 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 79.19 two stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 68.41 one star
2003-06 05/01/2004 76.68 two stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 85.35 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 93.04 four 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 22-1559422
Name in IRS Master File NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
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
(922) Endowment fund or financial services
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 March, 1944
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$210,315 1.57% Gabriel van Aalst President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 84.63 three stars
Boston Symphony Orchestra (MA) 88.49 three stars
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DE) 89.50 three stars
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 92.22 four stars
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (FL) 86.43 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
60 Park Place
9th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 624-3713
fax: (973) 624-0477
EIN: 22-1559422

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Board Leadership

Norman D. Slonaker & Ann D. Borowiec
Co-Chairs

CEO

Gabriel van Aalst
President & CEO

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