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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts

Supporting excellence and the spirit of innovation

four stars

94.41

91 University Place Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: (609) 258-6542   Web Site
EIN: 21-0724198

Board Leadership
Robert J. Caruso
President

CEO
Michael S. Rosenberg
Managing Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.41 four stars
  Financial 92.70 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Princeton is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation, offering over 200 performances of theater, dance, music and special events each year. Built as a permanent home for the Princeton University Triangle Club, the theater opened its doors on February 21, 1930. McCarter's audience is truly a regional one. Over 200,000 people come to McCarter each season from all 21 counties in New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania, New York and 23 additional states. McCarter is recognized as one of this country's leading regional theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts.

McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts in Princeton is one of the most active cultural centers in the nation, offering over 200 performances of theater, dance, music and special events each year. Built as a permanent home for the Princeton University Triangle Club, the theater opened its doors on February 21, 1930. McCarter's audience is truly a regional one. Over 200,000 people come to McCarter each season from all 21 counties in New Jersey as well as Pennsylvania, New York and 23 additional states. McCarter is recognized as one of this country's leading regional theaters, and is the only organization in this country that is both a professional producing theater and a major presenter of the performing arts.

Financial

four stars

92.70

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 5.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 94.41 four stars
CAPA New Haven (CT) 88.87 three stars
California Film Institute (CA) 87.67 three stars
SFJAZZ (CA) 89.85 three stars
Jazz at Lincoln Center (NY) 89.89 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,034,006
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $367,830
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $672,760
Total Contributions $4,074,596
   Program Service Revenue $6,576,353
Total Primary Revenue $10,650,949
   Other Revenue $1,578,240
TOTAL REVENUE $12,229,189
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,803,194
   Administrative Expenses $1,656,393
   Fundraising Expenses $714,498
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,174,085
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-944,896
   
Net Assets $26,850,132

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
Theater Series $6,515,866 60.3%
Presented Series $3,558,652 32.9%
Education and Artistic Engagement $728,676 6.7%

Ratings History
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2020 94.41 four stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 94.20 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 93.80 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 92.59 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 90.53 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.80 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 82.19 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 89.21 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.31 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 85.09 three stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 79.29 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 80.49 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 80.73 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 79.07 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 96.78 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 93.90 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 92.74 four stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 77.21 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 63.93 one star
2002-06 04/15/2003 83.08 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 21-0724198
Name in IRS Master File MCCARTER THEATRE COMPANY
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
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 May, 1963
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
$220,186 1.67% Michael Rosenberg Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$278,308 2.11% Emily Mann Artistic Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 94.41 four stars
Bryn Mawr Film Institute (PA) 91.13 four stars
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (MA) 88.63 three stars
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (PA) 90.47 four stars
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (MN) 91.45 four stars

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McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts
91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
tel: (609) 258-6542
EIN: 21-0724198

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Board Leadership

Robert J. Caruso
President

CEO

Michael S. Rosenberg
Managing Director

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