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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Celebrity Series of Boston

Bringing the world's best performers to Boston

four stars

91.98

20 Park Plaza Suite 1032
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 482-2595   Web Site
EIN: 22-2958508

Board Leadership
Joshua Boger
Chair

CEO
Gary Dunning
President and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.98 four stars
  Financial 88.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Celebrity Series Mission: To present world-class performing artists who inspire and enrich our community.

The Celebrity Series Vision: We believe in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experience, transform lives, and build better communities. We envision a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience - on stages, in schools, in homes - everywhere.

The Celebrity Series Mission: To present world-class performing artists who inspire and enrich our community.

The Celebrity Series Vision: We believe in the power of excellence and innovation in the performing arts to enrich life experience, transform lives, and build better communities. We envision a community of Greater Boston where the performing arts are a valued, lifelong, shared experience - on stages, in schools, in homes - everywhere.

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Financial

three stars

88.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.19
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Celebrity Series of Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Celebrity Series of Boston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Celebrity Series of Boston (MA) 91.98 four stars
Performing Arts Fort Worth/Bass Performance Hall (TX) 95.05 four stars
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (MO) 89.85 three stars
Pittsburgh Public Theater (PA) 86.43 three stars
Jazz St. Louis (MO) 89.94 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,047,046
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $399,367
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $64,200
Total Contributions $6,510,613
   Program Service Revenue $3,892,985
Total Primary Revenue $10,403,598
   Other Revenue $253,712
TOTAL REVENUE $10,657,310
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,068,993
   Administrative Expenses $757,454
   Fundraising Expenses $1,131,601
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,958,048
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,699,262
   
Net Assets $19,686,261

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
Programming/Performances $5,874,769 96.8%
Community Outreach/Education $194,224 3.2%

Ratings History
Celebrity Series of Boston has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 91.98 four stars
2018-06 05/01/2019 91.75 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 91.45 four stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 88.72 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 91.60 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.06 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.00 four stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 94.72 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 91.43 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 85.53 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 80.63 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 72.09 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 59.57 one star
2008-06 06/01/2009 72.63 two stars
2007-06 05/01/2008 75.11 two stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 78.19 two stars
2005-06 03/01/2006 75.08 two stars
2004-06 09/01/2005 86.33 three 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 22-2958508
Name in IRS Master File CELEBRITY SERIES OF BOSTON
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (90) Cultural performances
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, 1989
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2019
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$374,082 4.70% Gary Dunning President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Celebrity Series of Boston (MA) 91.98 four stars
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (OH) 89.31 three stars
John Michael Kohler Arts Center (WI) 88.10 three stars
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts (VA) 93.34 four stars
Apollo Theater Foundation (NY) 89.67 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Celebrity Series of Boston
20 Park Plaza
Suite 1032
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 482-2595
EIN: 22-2958508

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Board Leadership

Joshua Boger
Chair

CEO

Gary Dunning
President and Executive Director

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