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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Center Stage

CENTERSTAGE: Welcome to the Conversation.

three stars

86.65

700 North Calvert Street Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (410) 986-4000   Web Site
EIN: 52-0780194

Board Leadership
Terry H. Morgenthaler
President

CEO
Michael Ross
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.65 three stars
  Financial 84.67 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Launched in 1963 by an ambitious community drama group, Center Stage soon became a leader in the regional theater movement, working to produce first-rate professional theater in communities across America. Center Stage is an artistically driven institution committed to engaging, entertaining, and enriching audiences of today and tomorrow through joyous and bold performance. The professional, nonprofit theater company is dedicated to the creation and presentation of a dynamic and diverse array of new and classic work, and each year hosts an audience of more than 100,000 in its historic home in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood. With its signature focus on civic and community engagement, Center Stage, The State Theater of Maryland, enters its second 50 years with a commitment to exploring how art and entertainment communicate in the 21st century, and to igniting conversation in Baltimore and beyond.

Launched in 1963 by an ambitious community drama group, Center Stage soon became a leader in the regional theater movement, working to produce first-rate professional theater in communities across America. Center Stage is an artistically driven institution committed to engaging, entertaining, and enriching audiences of today and tomorrow through joyous and bold performance. The professional, nonprofit theater company is dedicated to the creation and presentation of a dynamic and diverse array of new and classic work, and each year hosts an audience of more than 100,000 in its historic home in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood. With its signature focus on civic and community engagement, Center Stage, The State Theater of Maryland, enters its second 50 years with a commitment to exploring how art and entertainment communicate in the 21st century, and to igniting conversation in Baltimore and beyond.

Financial

three stars

84.67

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
75.2%
  Administrative Expenses 18.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.16
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center Stage on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Center Stage on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center Stage (MD) 86.65 three stars
Midland Community Theatre (TX) 85.18 three stars
Kansas City Repertory Theatre (MO) 85.33 three stars
Red Mountain Theatre Company (AL) 90.58 four stars
Roundabout Theatre Company (NY) 96.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,137,641
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $103,818
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,080,236
Total Contributions $8,321,695
   Program Service Revenue $1,966,646
Total Primary Revenue $10,288,341
   Other Revenue $1,192,636
TOTAL REVENUE $11,480,977
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,508,541
   Administrative Expenses $2,010,285
   Fundraising Expenses $531,992
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,050,818
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,430,159
   
Net Assets $40,219,137

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
Main Stage Programming $5,997,471 92.1%
Education $324,347 5.0%
New Play Development $105,585 1.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 12/01/2018 86.65 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 89.36 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 95.78 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 91.25 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 92.84 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 90.36 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 82.33 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.41 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 71.16 two stars
2009-06 07/01/2010 71.14 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 88.40 three stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 89.26 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 90.91 four stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 91.03 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 75.26 two stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 80.84 three stars
2002-06 04/15/2003 78.73 two 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 52-0780194
Name in IRS Master File CENTER STAGE ASSOCIATES INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
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 February, 1965
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
$101,044 1.11% Michael Ross Managing Director
Other Salaries of Note
$141,114 1.55% Stephen Richard Former Managing Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Center Stage (MD) 86.65 three stars
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (MO) 86.24 three stars
Childsplay (AZ) 88.14 three stars
Kansas City Repertory Theatre (MO) 85.33 three stars
Lyric Theatre (OK) 90.34 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Center Stage
700 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
tel: (410) 986-4000
EIN: 52-0780194

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Board Leadership

Terry H. Morgenthaler
President

CEO

Michael Ross
Executive Director

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