Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Omaha Symphony

An essential Midwestern resource for excellent orchestral performances

four stars

95.83

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

Board Leadership
David Slosburg
Chairman

CEO
David Hyslop
Interim President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.83 four stars
  Financial 95.68 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

95.68

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.25
  Program Expenses Growth 6.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.7%
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 $4,115,883
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $243,259
Total Contributions $4,359,142
   Program Service Revenue $2,603,179
Total Primary Revenue $6,962,321
   Other Revenue $1,291,734
TOTAL REVENUE $8,254,055
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,684,113
   Administrative Expenses $643,653
   Fundraising Expenses $548,267
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,876,033
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $378,022
   
Net Assets $27,017,073

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$171,460 2.17% 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) 95.83 four stars
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 93.01 four stars
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 88.65 three stars
Apollo's Fire (OH) 86.54 three stars
Richmond Symphony (VA) 85.84 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

David Hyslop
Interim President & CEO