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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Kaufman Music Center

Transforming lives through music

three stars

85.75

129 West 67th Street New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 501-3350   Web Site
EIN: 13-1991118

Board Leadership
Rosalind Devon
Chair

CEO
Kate Sheeran
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.75 three stars
  Financial 83.12 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Kaufman Music Center has roots dating back to 1952 when the Lucy Moses School was founded. Kaufman Music Center brings together music education and performance for students and audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels, combining the finest music education for children and adults with boldly innovative yet intimate concert experiences spanning a wide range of music. All three of Kaufman Music Center's divisions - Merkin Hall, Lucy Moses School and Special Music School - are housed in the Goodman House on West 67th Street in Manhattan. Today, more than 75,000 music and arts lovers visit the Goodman House annually.

Kaufman Music Center has roots dating back to 1952 when the Lucy Moses School was founded. Kaufman Music Center brings together music education and performance for students and audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels, combining the finest music education for children and adults with boldly innovative yet intimate concert experiences spanning a wide range of music. All three of Kaufman Music Center's divisions - Merkin Hall, Lucy Moses School and Special Music School - are housed in the Goodman House on West 67th Street in Manhattan. Today, more than 75,000 music and arts lovers visit the Goodman House annually.

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Financial

three stars

83.12

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.34
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.64
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kaufman Music Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kaufman Music Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kaufman Music Center (NY) 85.75 three stars
The Wooden Floor (CA) 89.99 three stars
ETM-LA (CA) 93.98 four stars
MacPhail Center for Music (MN) 85.73 three stars
Free Spirit Media (IL) 92.42 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,153,345
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $925,564
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $259,000
Total Contributions $3,337,909
   Program Service Revenue $5,160,614
Total Primary Revenue $8,498,523
   Other Revenue $259,169
TOTAL REVENUE $8,757,692
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,177,531
   Administrative Expenses $518,029
   Fundraising Expenses $1,177,133
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,872,693
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,115,001
   
Net Assets $21,918,662

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
Lucy Moses School $3,583,161 43.8%
Merkin Concert Hall $1,914,356 23.4%
Special Music School $1,655,869 20.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 10/01/2019 85.75 three stars
2017-08 12/21/2018 85.13 three stars
2016-08 02/01/2018 87.12 three stars
2015-08 12/01/2016 88.63 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 89.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 85.45 three stars
2013-08 02/01/2015 84.50 three stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 84.71 three stars
2011-08 11/06/2012 88.06 three stars
2010-08 12/01/2011 90.86 four stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 92.32 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 11/01/2010 89.70 three stars
2008-08 12/15/2009 87.39 three stars
2007-08 06/01/2009 91.56 four stars
2006-08 12/01/2007 84.98 three stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 82.30 three stars
2004-08 02/01/2006 75.91 two stars
2003-08 12/01/2004 90.63 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 13-1991118
Name in IRS Master File ELAINE KAUFMAN CULTURAL CENTER-LUCY MOSES SCHOOL FOR MUSIC AND DANCE
NTEE Code A6E
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Schools
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 December, 1964
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, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$379,523 3.84% Lydia Kontos Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$30,822 0.31% Tzipora Jochsberger Founding Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kaufman Music Center (NY) 85.75 three stars
Artists For Humanity (MA) 85.16 three stars
MacPhail Center for Music (MN) 85.73 three stars
Merit School of Music (IL) 90.98 four stars
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy (NY) 85.96 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 501-3350
EIN: 13-1991118

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Board Leadership

Rosalind Devon
Chair

CEO

Kate Sheeran
Executive Director

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