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Music Conservatory of Westchester

A community school for music, musical theatre, and music therapy

three stars

80.93

216 Central Avenue White Plains, NY 10606
tel: (914) 761-3900   Web Site
EIN: 13-6007082

Board Leadership
Joel Breitkopf
President

CEO
Jean Newton
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.93 three stars
  Financial 77.59 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Music Conservatory of Westchester (MCW) is a diverse community of people with a shared commitment to the arts, where students of all ages and abilities develop their talents in ways that support their individual goals and interests, guided by dedicated, excellent faculty. Founded in 1929, the Conservatory today serves over 3,500 students ranging in age from six months to 87 years, from 102 communities in a five-county area and representing more than 30 nationalities. All students are accepted; our doors are open to everyone. MCW is one of only 18 non-degree granting institutions to hold fully accredited membership in the National Association of Schools of Music.

The Music Conservatory of Westchester (MCW) is a diverse community of people with a shared commitment to the arts, where students of all ages and abilities develop their talents in ways that support their individual goals and interests, guided by dedicated, excellent faculty. Founded in 1929, the Conservatory today serves over 3,500 students ranging in age from six months to 87 years, from 102 communities in a five-county area and representing more than 30 nationalities. All students are accepted; our doors are open to everyone. MCW is one of only 18 non-degree granting institutions to hold fully accredited membership in the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Financial

two stars

77.59

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
74.3%
  Administrative Expenses 16.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.38
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Music Conservatory of Westchester on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Music Conservatory of Westchester on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Music Conservatory of Westchester (NY) 80.93 three stars
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Education Through Music, Inc. (New York) (NY) 94.20 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $462,273
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $302,618
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $27,379
Total Contributions $792,270
   Program Service Revenue $2,198,029
Total Primary Revenue $2,990,299
   Other Revenue $189,946
TOTAL REVENUE $3,180,245
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,437,723
   Administrative Expenses $428,006
   Fundraising Expenses $292,391
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,158,120
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,125
   
Net Assets $4,875,380

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
Instruction $1,697,106 69.6%
Outreach Program $511,467 21.0%
Performances $229,150 9.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 80.93 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 76.63 two stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 70.66 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 70.03 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 71.68 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 72.06 two stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 72.68 two stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 77.98 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 77.38 two stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 78.95 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 75.98 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 68.74 one star
2008-06 10/01/2009 74.13 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 62.52 one star
2006-06 04/01/2007 63.82 one star
2005-06 09/01/2006 77.31 two stars
2004-06 12/01/2005 76.22 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 13-6007082
Name in IRS Master File MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
NTEE Code A6E
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Schools
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
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 November, 1938
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$101,975 3.22% Jean Newton Executive Director

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Charity Contact Info

Music Conservatory of Westchester
216 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
tel: (914) 761-3900
EIN: 13-6007082

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Board Leadership

Joel Breitkopf
President

CEO

Jean Newton
Executive Director

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