Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Alabama Symphony Orchestra

Making music and providing vital services to the residents of Alabama

three stars

83.25

3621 Sixth Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35222
tel: (205) 251-6929   Web Site
EIN: 63-1103036

Board Leadership
Elton B. Stephens
Chairman

CEO
Cheryle Caplinger
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.25 three stars
  Financial 79.03 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The formation of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) began with the first performance by a group of volunteer musicians in 1921. That group would evolve from a volunteer ensemble to the state's only full-time professional orchestra. Today, the ASO is continuing to make music and provide vital services to the residents of the state, serving nearly 100,000 individuals a year through concert series, youth programs, and educational and community engagement efforts to fulfill our mission to change lives through music.

The formation of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) began with the first performance by a group of volunteer musicians in 1921. That group would evolve from a volunteer ensemble to the state's only full-time professional orchestra. Today, the ASO is continuing to make music and provide vital services to the residents of the state, serving nearly 100,000 individuals a year through concert series, youth programs, and educational and community engagement efforts to fulfill our mission to change lives through music.

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Financial

two stars

79.03

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alabama Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Alabama Symphony Orchestra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,961,267
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $1,921,000
   Government Grants $386,000
Total Contributions $4,268,267
   Program Service Revenue $1,307,527
Total Primary Revenue $5,575,794
   Other Revenue $919,702
TOTAL REVENUE $6,495,496
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,482,681
   Administrative Expenses $474,739
   Fundraising Expenses $393,512
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,350,932
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $144,564
   
Net Assets $1,295,880

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$113,461 1.78% Cheryle Caplinger Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$182,096 2.86% Carlos Izcaray Music Director
$139,444 2.19% Daniel Szasz Concertmaster

Mission

The formation of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) began with the first performance by a group of volunteer musicians in 1921. That group would evolve from a volunteer ensemble to the state's only full-time professional orchestra. Today, the ASO is continuing to make music and provide vital services to the residents of the state, serving nearly 100,000 individuals a year through concert series, youth programs, and educational and community engagement efforts to fulfill our mission to change lives through music.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Alabama Symphony Orchestra (AL) 83.25 three stars
Boston Landmarks Orchestra (MA) 85.07 three stars
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (IN) 92.22 four stars
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (MI) 90.88 four stars
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (MA) 86.00 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Alabama Symphony Orchestra
3621 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35222
tel: (205) 251-6929
fax: (205) 251-6840
EIN: 63-1103036

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Board Leadership

Elton B. Stephens
Chairman

CEO

Cheryle Caplinger
Executive Director