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Orchestra of St. Luke's

[New York's] hometown band."- The New York Times

four stars

90.93

450 West 37th Street Suite 502
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 594-6100   Web Site
EIN: 51-0201839

Board Leadership
Norman S. Benzaquen
Chairman

CEO
James Roe
President & Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.93 four stars
  Financial 93.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) presents over 70 concerts, programs, and events in a variety of diverse musical genres every season, including an annual Carnegie Hall Orchestra Series, a full Chamber Music Series, Free Community Concerts serving all five boroughs, and Free School Concerts that reach over 11,000 public schoolchildren. OSL puts classical music performances and training within reach for all New Yorkers through its innovative and accessible Education & Community programs. OSL provides rehearsal, recording, education, and performance space through The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, its home in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.

Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) presents over 70 concerts, programs, and events in a variety of diverse musical genres every season, including an annual Carnegie Hall Orchestra Series, a full Chamber Music Series, Free Community Concerts serving all five boroughs, and Free School Concerts that reach over 11,000 public schoolchildren. OSL puts classical music performances and training within reach for all New Yorkers through its innovative and accessible Education & Community programs. OSL provides rehearsal, recording, education, and performance space through The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, its home in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.

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Financial

four stars

93.41

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.17
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Orchestra of St. Luke's on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Orchestra of St. Luke's on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.93 four stars
Memphis Symphony Orchestra (TN) 88.82 three stars
American Composers Orchestra (NY) 85.01 three stars
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (MA) 86.00 three stars
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.65 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,303,847
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $834,091
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $408,200
Total Contributions $8,546,138
   Program Service Revenue $1,876,700
Total Primary Revenue $10,422,838
   Other Revenue $8,000,767
TOTAL REVENUE $18,423,605
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,316,620
   Administrative Expenses $611,561
   Fundraising Expenses $406,243
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,334,424
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $11,089,181
   
Net Assets $35,875,545

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
Musical Performances $3,626,739 57.4%
DiMenna Center for Classical Music $1,875,615 29.7%
Community and Education $814,266 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 90.93 four stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 86.11 three stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 88.14 three stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 81.81 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 81.59 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 81.45 three stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 81.47 three stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 82.40 three stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 84.48 three stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 76.66 two stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 81.72 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 86.67 three stars
2008-08 12/15/2009 91.83 four stars
2007-08 09/01/2008 91.52 four stars
2006-08 08/01/2007 87.18 three stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 82.41 three stars
2004-08 12/01/2005 65.18 one star
2003-08 12/01/2004 79.08 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 51-0201839
Name in IRS Master File ST LUKES CHAMBER ENSEMBLE INC
NTEE Code A6C
NTEE Classification Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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 September, 1976
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
$185,366 2.52% James Roe President & Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$12,220 0.16% Marianne Lockwood President Emeritus

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Orchestra of St. Luke's (NY) 90.93 four stars
Toledo Symphony (OH) 86.01 three stars
Sarasota Orchestra (FL) 92.55 four stars
Memphis Symphony Orchestra (TN) 88.82 three stars
Chamber Music Northwest (OR) 95.57 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Orchestra of St. Luke's
450 West 37th Street
Suite 502
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 594-6100
fax: (212) 594-3291
EIN: 51-0201839

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Board Leadership

Norman S. Benzaquen
Chairman

CEO

James Roe
President & Executive Director

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