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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Increasing orchestral music appreciation and influence

three stars

83.20

2417 North Tyler Street Little Rock, AR 72207
tel: (501) 666-1761   Web Site
EIN: 71-6059542

Board Leadership
Jan Hundley
Chair

CEO
Christina Littlejohn
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.20 three stars
  Financial 85.75 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Incorporated in 1966, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) performs more than thirty concerts at Robinson Center Music Hall each year, including all concerts within the Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series, the ACXIOM Pops LIVE! Series, the River Rhapsodies Chamber Series, and numerous special events including The Masters and ACXIOM SuperPops. Intricate to the ASO's activities are its resident ensembles, the Quapaw Quartet, the Rockefeller Quartet, the Sturgis Quartet, the ASO Arts Partners and the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestras.

Incorporated in 1966, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (ASO) performs more than thirty concerts at Robinson Center Music Hall each year, including all concerts within the Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series, the ACXIOM Pops LIVE! Series, the River Rhapsodies Chamber Series, and numerous special events including The Masters and ACXIOM SuperPops. Intricate to the ASO's activities are its resident ensembles, the Quapaw Quartet, the Rockefeller Quartet, the Sturgis Quartet, the ASO Arts Partners and the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestras.

Financial

three stars

85.75

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
74.3%
  Administrative Expenses 14.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.45
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (AR) 83.20 three stars
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Inc. (MI) 85.04 three stars
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (MA) 85.91 three stars
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 90.95 four stars
Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC) 88.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,180,374
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $222,610
   Related Organizations $349,906
   Government Grants $63,114
Total Contributions $1,816,004
   Program Service Revenue $1,380,397
Total Primary Revenue $3,196,401
   Other Revenue $27,565
TOTAL REVENUE $3,223,966
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,496,393
   Administrative Expenses $456,619
   Fundraising Expenses $357,042
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,310,054
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-86,088
   
Net Assets $8,136,019

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
Concerts & Performances $2,068,309 82.9%
Education Programs $279,987 11.2%
Outreach Programs $148,097 5.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 83.20 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 81.05 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 81.79 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 81.14 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 83.36 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.64 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.82 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 75.38 two stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 77.27 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 70.99 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 66.72 one star
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 64.84 one star
2009-06 11/01/2010 48.07 zero star
2008-06 12/15/2009 50.31 zero star
2007-06 07/01/2008 56.84 one star
2005-06 03/01/2007 68.36 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 71-6059542
Name in IRS Master File THE ARKANSAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SOCIETY INC
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
(59) Other school related 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 March, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,217 3.87% Christina Littlejohn Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (AR) 83.20 three stars
Allentown Symphony Association (PA) 87.36 three stars
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJ) 86.56 three stars
Colorado Symphony (CO) 85.36 three stars
Minnesota Orchestra (MN) 88.99 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
2417 North Tyler Street
Little Rock, AR 72207
tel: (501) 666-1761
EIN: 71-6059542

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 7328
Little Rock, AR 72217

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Board Leadership

Jan Hundley
Chair

CEO

Christina Littlejohn
Executive Director

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