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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Experience the Power of Music

three stars

85.41

600 Penn Avenue Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (412) 392-4880   Web Site
EIN: 25-0986052

Board Leadership
Anthony L. Bucci
Chairman

CEO
Melia Tourangeau
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.41 three stars
  Financial 79.76 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our Vision: Great Music In Every Life

Our Mission: To engage, enrich, and inspire through unparalleled live musical experiences

Our Values: Excellence - Inclusivity - Integrity - Celebration/Enjoyment

Who We Serve: We serve the city of Pittsburgh, the residents of Allegheny County as well as residents from a thirteen county region across Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. In addition, we serve an international audience through our touring, recording activities and legacy.

Our Vision: Great Music In Every Life

Our Mission: To engage, enrich, and inspire through unparalleled live musical experiences

Our Values: Excellence - Inclusivity - Integrity - Celebration/Enjoyment

Who We Serve: We serve the city of Pittsburgh, the residents of Allegheny County as well as residents from a thirteen county region across Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. In addition, we serve an international audience through our touring, recording activities and legacy.

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Financial

two stars

79.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PA) 85.41 three stars
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.93 four stars
Marin Symphony (CA) 89.66 three stars
Columbus Symphony Orchestra (OH) 86.39 three stars
Southwest Florida Symphony (FL) 93.69 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,313,600
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $842,230
   Related Organizations $768,722
   Government Grants $2,981,912
Total Contributions $20,906,464
   Program Service Revenue $9,608,586
Total Primary Revenue $30,515,050
   Other Revenue $14,716,659
TOTAL REVENUE $45,231,709
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $31,380,114
   Administrative Expenses $3,340,191
   Fundraising Expenses $2,070,532
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $36,790,837
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,440,872
   
Net Assets $124,818,571

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 03/01/2020 85.41 three stars
2017-08 09/03/2019 84.25 three stars
2015-08 07/01/2019 86.72 three stars
2015-08 07/01/2019 86.72 three stars
2015-08 07/01/2019 86.72 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 82.06 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 08/01/2015 76.79 two stars
2013-08 05/01/2015 78.89 two stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 76.52 two stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 78.11 two stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 76.60 two stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 81.74 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 77.38 two stars
2008-08 03/01/2010 94.45 four stars
2007-08 05/01/2009 93.72 four stars
2006-08 05/01/2008 89.29 three stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 74.60 two stars
2004-08 01/01/2006 69.73 one star
2003-08 12/01/2004 78.21 two stars
2002-08 12/01/2003 83.26 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 25-0986052
Name in IRS Master File PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY 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 (90) Cultural performances
(119) Other cultural or historical 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 September, 1938
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
$401,501 1.09% Melia Tourangeau President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PA) 85.41 three stars
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (CA) 91.95 four stars
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (FL) 86.43 three stars
Oregon Symphony (OR) 92.18 four stars
Symphony Silicon Valley (CA) 89.48 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
600 Penn Avenue
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (412) 392-4880
EIN: 25-0986052

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Board Leadership

Anthony L. Bucci
Chairman

CEO

Melia Tourangeau
President & CEO

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