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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

McCallum Theatre

Educating and entertaining the public through the performing arts

three stars

87.51

73000 Fred Waring Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260
tel: (760) 346-6505   Web Site
EIN: 95-2834871

Board Leadership
Harold Matzner
Chairman

CEO
Mitch Gershenfeld
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.51 three stars
  Financial 86.18 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The McCallum Theatre's mission is to educate and entertain the public through the performing arts, with an emphasis on serving children and youth of the Coachella Valley by a variety of performing arts experiences that reflect the diversity of people, interests and tastes of the communities and constituents served by the Theatre. Originally organized in 1973 as Friends of the Cultural Center, a group of local leaders committed themselves to the creation of a state-of-the-art performing arts center. Their vision was to enhance and enrich the lives of desert residents by making the performing arts available to as many people as possible. Vision became reality in January 1988, with the opening of the McCallum Theatre. Since then, the McCallum has gained acclaim as one of the country's finest presenting theatres by audiences, entertainers and peers alike.

The McCallum Theatre's mission is to educate and entertain the public through the performing arts, with an emphasis on serving children and youth of the Coachella Valley by a variety of performing arts experiences that reflect the diversity of people, interests and tastes of the communities and constituents served by the Theatre. Originally organized in 1973 as Friends of the Cultural Center, a group of local leaders committed themselves to the creation of a state-of-the-art performing arts center. Their vision was to enhance and enrich the lives of desert residents by making the performing arts available to as many people as possible. Vision became reality in January 1988, with the opening of the McCallum Theatre. Since then, the McCallum has gained acclaim as one of the country's finest presenting theatres by audiences, entertainers and peers alike.

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Financial

three stars

86.18

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.28
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.72
  Program Expenses Growth 6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by McCallum Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by McCallum Theatre on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McCallum Theatre (CA) 87.51 three stars
The Bushnell (CT) 87.85 three stars
Landmark on Main Street (NY) 91.18 four stars
Pittsburgh Public Theater (PA) 86.43 three stars
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 90.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,541,151
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,445,787
   Fundraising Events $2,268,448
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $4,893
Total Contributions $7,260,279
   Program Service Revenue $9,172,531
Total Primary Revenue $16,432,810
   Other Revenue $612,892
TOTAL REVENUE $17,045,702
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,048,452
   Administrative Expenses $1,557,452
   Fundraising Expenses $2,195,282
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,801,186
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,244,516
   
Net Assets $27,649,395

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
Providing Performing Arts Experiences $11,048,452 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-07 08/01/2019 87.51 three stars
2017-07 02/01/2019 87.50 three stars
2016-07 11/01/2017 88.44 three stars
2016-07 10/01/2017 86.38 three stars
2015-07 08/01/2016 84.36 three stars
2014-07 06/01/2016 84.25 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 10/01/2015 83.77 three stars
2013-07 12/22/2014 82.22 three stars
2012-07 11/01/2013 80.08 three stars
2011-07 10/01/2012 80.96 three stars
2010-07 12/01/2011 77.82 two stars
2009-07 09/20/2011 81.93 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 11/24/2010 79.89 two stars
2008-07 08/01/2009 77.66 two stars
2007-07 03/01/2009 73.37 two stars
2006-07 06/01/2007 76.78 two stars
2005-07 06/01/2006 64.45 one star
2004-07 08/01/2005 69.11 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 95-2834871
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF THE CULTURAL CENTER 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 (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
  • July, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$364,346 2.46% Mitchell E. Gershenfeld President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
McCallum Theatre (CA) 87.51 three stars
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) 90.23 four stars
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (CA) 90.54 four stars
Film Forum (NY) 85.12 three stars
Rockport Music (MA) 86.33 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

McCallum Theatre
73000 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260
tel: (760) 346-6505
fax: (760) 341-9508
EIN: 95-2834871

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Board Leadership

Harold Matzner
Chairman

CEO

Mitch Gershenfeld
President & CEO

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