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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Fostering the enjoyment, understanding, and development of the performing arts in Vermont

four stars

90.33

153 Main Street Burlington, VT 05401
tel: (802) 652-4500   Web Site
EIN: 03-0277052

Board Leadership
Staige Davis
Chair

CEO
Jay Wahl
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.33 four stars
  Financial 91.89 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is to foster the enjoyment, understanding, and development of the performing arts in Vermont and the region. The Center is a full-service home for the performing arts in the region; offers a wide range of cultural and educational experiences to our community; and nurtures the creative development of new national and local performing artists. Events presented by the Flynn are carefully selected from among the finest performers and performances in the world; our educational programs connect audiences with the performing arts through a wide range of activities. The Flynn provides a well-equipped and managed home for the arts and services that include a box office, ushers (Flynn Spirits), concessions, and professional crew.

The mission of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts is to foster the enjoyment, understanding, and development of the performing arts in Vermont and the region. The Center is a full-service home for the performing arts in the region; offers a wide range of cultural and educational experiences to our community; and nurtures the creative development of new national and local performing artists. Events presented by the Flynn are carefully selected from among the finest performers and performances in the world; our educational programs connect audiences with the performing arts through a wide range of activities. The Flynn provides a well-equipped and managed home for the arts and services that include a box office, ushers (Flynn Spirits), concessions, and professional crew.

Financial

four stars

91.89

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.99
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Flynn Center for the Performing Arts on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 90.33 four stars
Ravinia Festival (IL) 92.67 four stars
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (FL) 95.34 four stars
Landmark on Main Street (NY) 86.22 three stars
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (PA) 90.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,939,527
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $661,257
   Fundraising Events $112,943
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $123,528
Total Contributions $2,837,255
   Program Service Revenue $4,037,843
Total Primary Revenue $6,875,098
   Other Revenue $1,152,367
TOTAL REVENUE $8,027,465
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,808,059
   Administrative Expenses $1,089,075
   Fundraising Expenses $500,643
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,397,777
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $629,688
   
Net Assets $21,985,115

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
Stage Performances $4,817,613 82.9%
School Workshops $990,446 17.1%

Ratings History
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 90.33 four stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 90.23 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 85.05 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 89.28 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.41 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.28 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.93 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 83.98 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 93.73 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 90.96 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.70 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 88.84 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 78.38 two stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 77.14 two stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 77.22 two stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 93.37 four stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 91.54 four stars
2003-06 11/01/2004 95.48 four 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 03-0277052
Name in IRS Master File FLYNN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS LTD
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
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 that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1980
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
$96,153 1.29% Anna Marie Gewirtz CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$117,323 1.58% John Killacky Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 90.33 four stars
John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) 88.10 three stars
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 94.41 four stars
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (MA) 88.63 three stars
Pittsburgh Public Theater (PA) 87.37 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
153 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401
tel: (802) 652-4500
fax: (802) 863-8788
EIN: 03-0277052

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Board Leadership

Staige Davis
Chair

CEO

Jay Wahl
Executive Director

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