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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Boch Center

Keeping Life Colorful

four stars

91.98

270 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 532-1329   Web Site
EIN: 51-0197209

Board Leadership
Mark Weld
Chairman

CEO
Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr.
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.98 four stars
  Financial 89.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

As one of the nation's leading non-profit performing arts institutions and guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert theatres, Boch Center honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, one-night engagements, and Broadway musicals. Located in Boston's historical Theater District, it offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities through its education department; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations, and acts as a champion for the arts in New England to insure that the arts are an integral part of the community's collective, daily experience.

As one of the nation's leading non-profit performing arts institutions and guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert theatres, Boch Center honors all aspects of the performing arts offering theatre, opera, classical and popular music, one-night engagements, and Broadway musicals. Located in Boston's historical Theater District, it offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities through its education department; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations, and acts as a champion for the arts in New England to insure that the arts are an integral part of the community's collective, daily experience.

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Financial

three stars

89.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
90.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.81
  Program Expenses Growth 7.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boch Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Boch Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boch Center (MA) 91.98 four stars
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (LA) 85.91 three stars
Segerstrom Center for the Arts (CA) 89.82 three stars
Playhouse Square Foundation (OH) 89.94 three stars
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA) 91.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,989,661
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $187,997
   Fundraising Events $144,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $171,627
Total Contributions $2,493,285
   Program Service Revenue $28,344,570
Total Primary Revenue $30,837,855
   Other Revenue $274,879
TOTAL REVENUE $31,112,734
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,905,407
   Administrative Expenses $2,736,010
   Fundraising Expenses $623,449
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,264,866
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,152,132
   
Net Assets $27,531,840

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
Educational Programs $688,844 2.3%
Presentations $400,719 1.3%
ArtWeek $278,642 0.9%

Ratings History
Boch Center has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-05 11/01/2018 91.98 four stars
2016-05 03/01/2018 92.61 four stars
2015-05 02/01/2018 90.91 four stars
2015-05 11/01/2016 88.22 three stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 87.93 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 07/01/2015 88.87 three stars
2013-05 02/01/2015 83.94 three stars
2012-05 08/01/2013 86.77 three stars
2011-05 12/01/2012 73.10 two stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 87.16 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 07/01/2011 85.08 three stars
2008-05 09/01/2009 88.35 three stars
2007-05 11/01/2008 91.10 four stars
2006-05 07/01/2008 76.76 two stars
2005-05 10/01/2007 72.35 two stars
2004-05 01/01/2006 74.79 two stars
2003-05 02/01/2005 69.85 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0197209
Name in IRS Master File THE WANG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INC
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
(92) Literary 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 September, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$536,511 1.61% Josiah A. Spaulding Jr. President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boch Center (MA) 91.98 four stars
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJ) 96.50 four stars
Strathmore (MD) 90.00 four stars
Kansas City Starlight Theatre (MO) 90.58 four stars
Michigan Theater Foundation (MI) 90.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Boch Center
270 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 532-1329
fax: (617) 451-1350
EIN: 51-0197209

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Board Leadership

Mark Weld
Chairman

CEO

Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr.
President, CEO

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