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League of American Orchestras

Engaging, sustaining, transforming

four stars

91.27

520 8th Avenue Suite 2005, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 262-5161   Web Site
EIN: 23-7300636

Board Leadership
Douglas M. Hagerman
Chair

CEO
Simon Woods
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.27 four stars
  Financial 89.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America's orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of more than 800 orchestras across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned symphonies to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers, and boards. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform music lovers around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners. Visit americanorchestras.org

The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America's orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of more than 800 orchestras across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned symphonies to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers, and boards. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform music lovers around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners. Visit americanorchestras.org

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Financial

three stars

89.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
75.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.87
  Program Expenses Growth 10.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by League of American Orchestras on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by League of American Orchestras on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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League of American Orchestras (NY) 91.27 four stars
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Pasadena Conservatory of Music (CA) 90.50 four stars
Allied Arts (OK) 88.36 three stars
National Book Foundation (NY) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,816,342
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,999,434
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $144,875
Total Contributions $8,960,651
   Program Service Revenue $873,822
Total Primary Revenue $9,834,473
   Other Revenue $118,607
TOTAL REVENUE $9,953,080
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,304,791
   Administrative Expenses $1,136,033
   Fundraising Expenses $807,234
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,248,058
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,705,022
   
Net Assets $10,061,670

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
Learning and Leadership Development $3,817,312 60.5%
Advocacy and Member Services $1,189,607 18.9%
Communications and Public Relations $989,150 15.7%

Ratings History
League of American Orchestras has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 91.27 four stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 92.12 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.36 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 87.56 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 86.46 three stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 80.14 three stars
2012-09 07/01/2013 80.17 three stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 74.40 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 88.16 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 83.22 three stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 86.78 three stars
2007-09 03/01/2009 92.37 four stars
2006-09 10/01/2007 83.40 three stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 89.58 three stars
2004-09 12/01/2005 78.02 two stars
2003-09 02/01/2005 73.11 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 23-7300636
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LEAGUE
NTEE Code A03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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 May, 1973
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
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$312,899 3.79% Jesse Rosen President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
League of American Orchestras (NY) 91.27 four stars
Theatre Communications Group (NY) 90.63 four stars
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (NY) 91.39 four stars
Community Center for the Arts (WY) 88.43 three stars
Association of Performing Arts Professionals (DC) 86.67 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

League of American Orchestras
520 8th Avenue
Suite 2005, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 262-5161
fax: (212) 262-5198
EIN: 23-7300636

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Board Leadership

Douglas M. Hagerman
Chair

CEO

Simon Woods
President and CEO

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