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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

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

four stars

91.66

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 91.66 four stars
  Financial 95.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

95.78

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2018 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)
79.0%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.95
  Program Expenses Growth 9.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 91.66 four stars
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 90.88 four stars
Richmond Symphony (VA) 85.84 three stars
Toledo Symphony (OH) 86.39 three stars
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (CA) 91.50 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,562,460
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $987,318
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $178,866
Total Contributions $7,728,644
   Program Service Revenue $2,820,382
Total Primary Revenue $10,549,026
   Other Revenue $2,783,062
TOTAL REVENUE $13,332,088
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,071,371
   Administrative Expenses $964,665
   Fundraising Expenses $880,106
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,916,142
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,415,946
   
Net Assets $50,572,024

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 Performance $4,466,651 63.2%
Touring Concerts $1,298,088 18.4%
Educational Programs $618,500 8.7%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$303,553 3.40% Suzanne Davidson Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (NY) 91.66 four stars
Memphis Symphony Orchestra (TN) 88.82 three stars
Handel and Haydn Society (MA) 85.91 three stars
Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC) 86.74 three stars
San Francisco Symphony (CA) 88.84 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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