Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Florida Orchestra

Listen to the soundtrack to a life well lived.

91.27

244 Second Avenue North Suite 420
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
tel: (727) 892-3331   Web Site
EIN: 59-1223691

Board Leadership
Janet Paroo
Chair

CEO
Mark Cantrell
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.27
  Financial 94.40
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of The Florida Orchestra is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit. Founded as the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony in 1968, the orchestra was established by representatives of the Tampa Philharmonic and the St. Petersburg Symphony, who merged the two cultural institutions. The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay's leading performing arts institution, one of the leading professional symphony orchestras in Florida, and one of the best orchestras in America.

The mission of The Florida Orchestra is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit. Founded as the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony in 1968, the orchestra was established by representatives of the Tampa Philharmonic and the St. Petersburg Symphony, who merged the two cultural institutions. The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay's leading performing arts institution, one of the leading professional symphony orchestras in Florida, and one of the best orchestras in America.

Financial

94.40

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Florida Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Florida Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,307,696
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $622,003
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $280,803
Total Contributions $5,210,502
   Program Service Revenue $4,035,863
Total Primary Revenue $9,246,365
   Other Revenue $832,058
TOTAL REVENUE $10,078,423
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,927,119
   Administrative Expenses $852,175
   Fundraising Expenses $450,282
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,229,576
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,151,153
   
Net Assets $13,314,215

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- John Mark Cantrell President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$248,356 2.21% Michael Pastreich Former President & CEO

Mission

The mission of The Florida Orchestra is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit. Founded as the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony in 1968, the orchestra was established by representatives of the Tampa Philharmonic and the St. Petersburg Symphony, who merged the two cultural institutions. The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay's leading performing arts institution, one of the leading professional symphony orchestras in Florida, and one of the best orchestras in America.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Florida Orchestra (FL) 91.27
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (MA) 85.91
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association (CA) 90.62
Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC) 85.62
Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra (CO) 85.46

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Charity Contact Info

The Florida Orchestra
244 Second Avenue North
Suite 420
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
tel: (727) 892-3331
fax: (727) 892-3338
EIN: 59-1223691

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Board Leadership

Janet Paroo
Chair

CEO

Mark Cantrell
President and CEO