Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Omaha Symphony

An essential Midwestern resource for excellent orchestral performances

four stars

95.05

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 95.05 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.56
  Program Expenses Growth 8.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,658,929
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $318,288
Total Contributions $9,977,217
   Program Service Revenue $3,027,104
Total Primary Revenue $13,004,321
   Other Revenue $1,085,931
TOTAL REVENUE $14,090,252
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,433,601
   Administrative Expenses $675,882
   Fundraising Expenses $429,194
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,538,677
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,551,575
   
Net Assets $33,181,478

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$186,668 2.18% James M. Johnson President and CEO

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Omaha Symphony (NE) 95.05 four stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 93.11 four stars
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (FL) 86.43 three stars
Chamber Music Northwest (OR) 95.57 four stars
Boston Symphony Orchestra (MA) 88.49 three stars

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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