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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra

Enriching the quality of life through live orchestral music

three stars

87.75

100 West 10th Street Suite 1003
Wilmington, DE 19801
tel: (302) 656-7442   Web Site
EIN: 51-6017449

Board Leadership
Charles W. Babcock
President

CEO
Alan Jordon
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.75 three stars
  Financial 83.15 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra seeks to enrich the quality of life through live orchestral music. The Orchestra is devoted to bringing music to Delaware's children. Each year more than 11,000 students are treated to in-school ensembles, youth concerts, soloist competitions, family concerts and discounted concert tickets.

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra seeks to enrich the quality of life through live orchestral music. The Orchestra is devoted to bringing music to Delaware's children. Each year more than 11,000 students are treated to in-school ensembles, youth concerts, soloist competitions, family concerts and discounted concert tickets.

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Financial

three stars

83.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
69.8%
  Administrative Expenses 25.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.63
  Program Expenses Growth 18.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Delaware Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Delaware Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DE) 87.75 three stars
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (NY) 86.19 three stars
Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC) 86.74 three stars
Nashville Symphony (TN) 89.90 three stars
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN) 87.75 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,240,592
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $144,700
Total Contributions $1,385,292
   Program Service Revenue $281,443
Total Primary Revenue $1,666,735
   Other Revenue $44,066
TOTAL REVENUE $1,710,801
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,181,031
   Administrative Expenses $417,203
   Fundraising Expenses $47,344
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,645,578
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $65,223
   
Net Assets $932,229

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
Classic Series Concerts $455,151 38.5%
Chamber Series Concerts $110,957 9.4%
Educational Outreach Activities $89,750 7.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.75 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.34 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 77.37 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.07 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 75.82 two stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 69.59 one star
2012-06 10/01/2013 73.34 two stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 82.25 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 51-6017449
Name in IRS Master File DELAWARE SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A69
NTEE Classification Symphony Orchestras
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
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 December, 1948
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,849 6.25% Alan Jordan Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$112,378 6.82% David Amado Music Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra (DE) 87.75 three stars
San Diego Symphony Orchestra (CA) 93.01 four stars
Omaha Symphony (NE) 95.05 four stars
Kansas City Symphony (MO) 90.67 four stars
Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC) 86.74 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra
100 West 10th Street
Suite 1003
Wilmington, DE 19801
tel: (302) 656-7442
EIN: 51-6017449

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Board Leadership

Charles W. Babcock
President

CEO

Alan Jordon
Executive Director

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