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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Harris Theater

Chicago's home for music and dance.

three stars

89.40

205 East Randolph Drive Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 334-7777   Web Site
EIN: 36-3930153

Board Leadership
David Snyder
Interim Chairman

CEO
Patricia Barretto
President and Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.40 three stars
  Financial 89.82 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Harris Theater's mission is to be Chicago's primary residence for music and dance, connecting diverse audiences with outstanding artists from across the city, the nation, and the world. An unusual hybrid, the Theater serves as a performance venue, arts service organization, and arts educator. Activities include support for local music and dance companies, community engagement and educational programs, and presentation of national and international artists.

Harris Theater's mission is to be Chicago's primary residence for music and dance, connecting diverse audiences with outstanding artists from across the city, the nation, and the world. An unusual hybrid, the Theater serves as a performance venue, arts service organization, and arts educator. Activities include support for local music and dance companies, community engagement and educational programs, and presentation of national and international artists.

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Financial

three stars

89.82

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.90
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harris Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Harris Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harris Theater (IL) 89.40 three stars
Lensic Performing Arts Center (NM) 92.39 four stars
Vashon Center for the Arts (WA) 89.38 three stars
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (DC) 89.24 three stars
Artis—Naples (FL) 94.36 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,780,103
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,001,350
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $17,600
Total Contributions $3,799,053
   Program Service Revenue $2,859,159
Total Primary Revenue $6,658,212
   Other Revenue $1,328,273
TOTAL REVENUE $7,986,485
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,520,019
   Administrative Expenses $762,031
   Fundraising Expenses $615,368
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,897,418
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,910,933
   
Net Assets $45,205,840

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
Company Support & Capacity Building $5,943,018 69.8%
Harris Theater Presents $2,240,155 26.3%
Community Engagement $336,846 4.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 89.40 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.20 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 90.25 four 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 36-3930153
Name in IRS Master File MUSIC AND DANCE THEATER CHICAGO INC
NTEE Code A61
NTEE Classification Performing Arts Centers
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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 April, 1994
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
$189,043 1.91% Patricia Barretto President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$196,215 1.98% Paul Organisak Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Harris Theater (IL) 89.40 three stars
Western Folklife Center (NV) 90.60 four stars
Pittsburgh Public Theater (PA) 86.43 three stars
SFFILM (CA) 87.22 three stars
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 90.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Harris Theater
205 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 334-7777
fax: (312) 334-2498
EIN: 36-3930153

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Board Leadership

David Snyder
Interim Chairman

CEO

Patricia Barretto
President and Chief Executive Officer

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