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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Omaha Symphony

An essential Midwestern resource for excellent orchestral performances

98.70

1905 Harney Street Suite 400
Omaha, NE 68102
tel: (402) 342-3836   Web Site
EIN: 47-6039304

Board Leadership
David Slosburg
Chairman

CEO
Jennifer Boomgaarden
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.70
  Financial 98.17
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1921, the Omaha Symphony presents more than 200 live performances from September through June. In addition to MasterWorks, Pops, Chamber, Discovery, Light Classics and Family series concerts, the orchestra tours both Nebraska and Iowa providing education and community engagement concerts and special events. The Omaha Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Nebraska and is currently performing in its 86th season. Combined with radio broadcasts, the orchestra reaches an estimated annual audience of 300,000 annually. The Symphony is passionate about its pursuit of artistic, educational and institutional excellence, and strives to be an essential, integral and valued resource to the community it serves.

Founded in 1921, the Omaha Symphony presents more than 200 live performances from September through June. In addition to MasterWorks, Pops, Chamber, Discovery, Light Classics and Family series concerts, the orchestra tours both Nebraska and Iowa providing education and community engagement concerts and special events. The Omaha Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Nebraska and is currently performing in its 86th season. Combined with radio broadcasts, the orchestra reaches an estimated annual audience of 300,000 annually. The Symphony is passionate about its pursuit of artistic, educational and institutional excellence, and strives to be an essential, integral and valued resource to the community it serves.

Financial

98.17

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.82
  Program Expenses Growth 5.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Omaha Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Omaha Symphony on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Omaha Symphony (NE) 98.70
Alabama Symphony Orchestra (AL) 85.04
Marin Symphony (CA) 87.54
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (CA) 85.84
Southwest Florida Symphony (FL) 89.89

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $25,079,386
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $258,643
Total Contributions $25,338,029
   Program Service Revenue $2,852,845
Total Primary Revenue $28,190,874
   Other Revenue $859,353
TOTAL REVENUE $29,050,227
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,569,496
   Administrative Expenses $653,454
   Fundraising Expenses $525,173
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,748,123
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $20,302,104
   
Net Assets $55,402,514

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
Concert Series $7,159,876 94.6%
Education Programs $409,620 5.4%

Ratings History
Omaha Symphony has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 98.70
2018-06 09/03/2019 95.05
2017-06 08/01/2018 95.83
2016-06 12/01/2017 94.11
2015-06 11/01/2016 91.60
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.42
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 84.94
2013-06 09/01/2014 90.90
2012-06 09/01/2013 90.26
2011-06 08/01/2012 84.24
2010-06 09/20/2011 83.42
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 88.22
2008-06 08/01/2009 87.57
2007-06 06/01/2008 94.57
2006-06 03/01/2008 95.43
2004-06 06/01/2005 90.71
2003-06 03/01/2005 94.09

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

EIN 47-6039304
Name in IRS Master File OMAHA SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
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 October, 1943
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$61,398 0.70% Jennifer L Boomgaarden President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Omaha Symphony (NE) 98.70
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (MA) 85.91
Sarasota Orchestra (FL) 93.44
The American Classical Orchestra (NY) 88.27
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (OH) 91.89

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Charity Contact Info

Omaha Symphony
1905 Harney Street
Suite 400
Omaha, NE 68102
tel: (402) 342-3836
EIN: 47-6039304

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Board Leadership

David Slosburg
Chairman

CEO

Jennifer Boomgaarden
President & CEO

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