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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Boch Center

Keeping Life Colorful

90.91

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

Board Leadership
An Wang & Lorraine C. Wang
Chairman

CEO
Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr.
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.91
  Financial 87.50
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 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.

Financial

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

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)
90.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 46.9%
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) 90.91
Appell Center for the Performing Arts (PA) 85.14
Strathmore (MD) 91.08
Joyce Theater Foundation (NY) 87.66
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (MA) 91.92

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,344,884
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $138,052
   Fundraising Events $285,731
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $379,290
Total Contributions $3,147,957
   Program Service Revenue $32,875,451
Total Primary Revenue $36,023,408
   Other Revenue $101,531
TOTAL REVENUE $36,124,939
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $33,911,865
   Administrative Expenses $2,568,153
   Fundraising Expenses $813,446
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $37,293,464
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,168,525
   
Net Assets $24,600,402

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
Boch Center has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 05/01/2021 90.91
2018-05 11/01/2019 90.91
2017-05 11/01/2018 91.98
2016-05 03/01/2018 92.61
2015-05 02/01/2018 90.91
2015-05 11/01/2016 88.22
2014-05 06/01/2016 87.93
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 07/01/2015 88.87
2013-05 02/01/2015 83.94
2012-05 08/01/2013 86.77
2011-05 12/01/2012 73.10
2010-05 09/20/2011 87.16
 
CN 1.0
2010-05 07/01/2011 85.08
2008-05 09/01/2009 88.35
2007-05 11/01/2008 91.10
2006-05 07/01/2008 76.76
2005-05 10/01/2007 72.35
2004-05 01/01/2006 74.79
2003-05 02/01/2005 69.85

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
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$467,116 1.25% Josiah A. Spaulding Jr. President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Boch Center (MA) 90.91
McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts (NJ) 94.41
Artis—Naples (FL) 93.33
The Bushnell (CT) 90.09
SFJAZZ (CA) 89.85

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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

An Wang & Lorraine C. Wang
Chairman

CEO

Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr.
President, CEO

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