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Roberson Museum and Science Center

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three stars

85.08

30 Front Street Binghamton, NY 13905
tel: (888) 269-5325   Web Site
EIN: 15-0565616

Board Leadership
Mark S. Gorgos
President

CEO
Michael Grasso
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.08 three stars
  Financial 82.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Roberson Museum and Science Center, originally named the Roberson Memorial Center, was established by the will of Alonzo Roberson in 1934 and opened in 1954. A complex institution, Roberson encompasses the Binghamton campus of museum and science center, including historic buildings. Roberson welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds and seeks to excite and enrich through creative and interactive experiences that lead to a greater understanding of ourselves, our neighbors and our universe. To these ends, Roberson provides our community and region with multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning opportunities through exhibitions, public programs and school programs.

The Roberson Museum and Science Center, originally named the Roberson Memorial Center, was established by the will of Alonzo Roberson in 1934 and opened in 1954. A complex institution, Roberson encompasses the Binghamton campus of museum and science center, including historic buildings. Roberson welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds and seeks to excite and enrich through creative and interactive experiences that lead to a greater understanding of ourselves, our neighbors and our universe. To these ends, Roberson provides our community and region with multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning opportunities through exhibitions, public programs and school programs.

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Financial

three stars

82.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
68.1%
  Administrative Expenses 23.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.32
  Program Expenses Growth 0.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Roberson Museum and Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Roberson Museum and Science Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 85.08 three stars
Museum of New Mexico Foundation (NM) 97.87 four stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 90.43 four stars
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (CA) 86.41 three stars
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (TN) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $513,739
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $40,199
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $37,556
   Government Grants $291,000
Total Contributions $882,494
   Program Service Revenue $317,193
Total Primary Revenue $1,199,687
   Other Revenue $179,158
TOTAL REVENUE $1,378,845
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $717,367
   Administrative Expenses $237,749
   Fundraising Expenses $93,897
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,049,013
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $329,832
   
Net Assets $5,758,963

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
2017-06 08/01/2018 85.08 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 84.27 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 84.28 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.06 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 84.97 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 82.43 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 89.71 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 70.69 two stars
2010-06 10/01/2011 73.14 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 65.87 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 02/01/2011 65.75 one star
2008-06 04/01/2009 67.91 one star
2006-06 04/01/2008 66.75 one star
2005-06 06/01/2006 60.38 one star
2004-06 06/01/2005 63.15 one star
2003-06 09/01/2004 74.18 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 15-0565616
Name in IRS Master File Roberson Museum and Science Center
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification
Subsection  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status
Deductibility
Affiliation
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Filing Requirement
Fiscal Year End
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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Roberson Museum and Science Center (NY) 85.08 three stars
Historic Deerfield (MA) 90.95 four stars
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (PA) 86.59 three stars
Newark Museum (NJ) 90.13 four stars
Museum of New Mexico Foundation (NM) 97.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Roberson Museum and Science Center
30 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
tel: (888) 269-5325
fax: (607) 771-8905
EIN: 15-0565616

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Board Leadership

Mark S. Gorgos
President

CEO

Michael Grasso
Executive Director

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