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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Stimulating and supporting the appreciation, performance and composition of chamber music

four stars

90.95

70 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 875-5782   Web Site
EIN: 13-2628036

Board Leadership
Elinor L. Hoover
Chairman

CEO
Suzanne Davidson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.95 four stars
  Financial 92.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1969, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) stimulates and supports the appreciation, performance and composition of chamber music by presenting chamber music concerts; commissioning and performing new chamber music works; sponsoring chamber music performances; sponsoring programs and activities; and acquiring and maintaining collections of material. CMS presents annual series of concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages. Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music.

Founded in 1969, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) stimulates and supports the appreciation, performance and composition of chamber music by presenting chamber music concerts; commissioning and performing new chamber music works; sponsoring chamber music performances; sponsoring programs and activities; and acquiring and maintaining collections of material. CMS presents annual series of concerts and educational events for listeners ranging from connoisseurs to chamber music newcomers of all ages. Performing repertoire from over three centuries, and numerous premieres by living composers, CMS offers programs curated to provide listeners a comprehensive perspective on the art of chamber music.

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Financial

four stars

92.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.13
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 90.95 four stars
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 88.44 three stars
Wichita Symphony Society (KS) 98.54 four stars
Los Angeles Master Chorale Association (CA) 87.65 three stars
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (FL) 86.43 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,132,555
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,192,245
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $153,000
Total Contributions $4,477,800
   Program Service Revenue $2,739,622
Total Primary Revenue $7,217,422
   Other Revenue $3,033,288
TOTAL REVENUE $10,250,710
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,421,304
   Administrative Expenses $888,091
   Fundraising Expenses $997,185
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,306,580
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $944,130
   
Net Assets $53,992,061

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
Musical Performances $4,623,926 62.3%
Touring Concerts $1,608,412 21.7%
Educational Programs $589,614 7.9%

Ratings History
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 90.95 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 91.66 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2018 91.66 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 91.54 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.07 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 89.08 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 84.09 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 83.23 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.49 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 74.78 two stars
2009-06 02/01/2011 87.26 three stars
2008-06 02/01/2010 87.37 three stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 87.64 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 79.79 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 67.69 one star
2004-06 10/01/2005 70.04 two stars

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

EIN 13-2628036
Name in IRS Master File CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER INC
NTEE Code A6C
NTEE Classification Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(59) Other school related activities
(40) Scholarships (other)
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, 1969
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, 2017
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$318,532 3.42% Suzanne Davidson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 90.95 four stars
Memphis Symphony Orchestra (TN) 88.82 three stars
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LA) 88.22 three stars
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (TN) 85.62 three stars
Empire State Youth Orchestra (NY) 86.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
70 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 875-5782
fax: (212) 875-5799
EIN: 13-2628036

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Board Leadership

Elinor L. Hoover
Chairman

CEO

Suzanne Davidson
Executive Director

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