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Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, Inc.

 855 Commonwealth Avenue
 Boston, MA 02215
[P] (617) 353-3348
[F] (617) 358-6653
www.BYSOweb.org
[email protected]
Martha Robinson
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INCORPORATED: 1983
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EIN 04-2790069

LAST UPDATED: 09/15/2017
Organization DBA BYSO
Former Names Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (2007)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) firmly believes in the power of a high-quality classical music education to change lives. At BYSO, our students receive a transformative music education – one that is rooted in excellence and shapes their life path through the development of life-long skills such as self-confidence, team-work and leadership. BYSO believes that all young children should have the opportunity to experience exceptional music programming and the life-changing impact it can have. Our mission is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to under-served communities through financial assistance and outreach.

Mission Statement

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) firmly believes in the power of a high-quality classical music education to change lives. At BYSO, our students receive a transformative music education – one that is rooted in excellence and shapes their life path through the development of life-long skills such as self-confidence, team-work and leadership. BYSO believes that all young children should have the opportunity to experience exceptional music programming and the life-changing impact it can have. Our mission is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to under-served communities through financial assistance and outreach.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Income $3,349,080.00
Projected Expense $3,349,080.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Concert Production
  • Intensive Community Program
  • Orchestra Training

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

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Overview

Mission Statement

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) firmly believes in the power of a high-quality classical music education to change lives. At BYSO, our students receive a transformative music education – one that is rooted in excellence and shapes their life path through the development of life-long skills such as self-confidence, team-work and leadership. BYSO believes that all young children should have the opportunity to experience exceptional music programming and the life-changing impact it can have. Our mission is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to under-served communities through financial assistance and outreach.

Background Statement

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) firmly believes that high-quality classical music experiences have the power to change lives. At BYSO, students receive a transformative music education through nationally-renowned orchestral and outreach programs. This education is rooted in excellence and shapes each student’s individual path through the development of enduring social-emotional skills such as self-confidence, teamwork and leadership. BYSO’s mission is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the first-rate orchestra training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12.  Also at the core of BYSO's mission is making exceptional classical music experiences and their life-changing impact accessible to youth from all Boston communities. We strive to achieve this aim through community programming, a partnership with the Boston Public Schools, and providing access to high-quality, free and subsidized performances.


BYSO was founded in 1958, serving 80 original students in a single orchestra. Today, BYSO serves more than 500 students (ages 4 to 18) per year, with a programmatic scope that includes three full symphonic orchestras, two string training orchestras, a preparatory wind ensemble, a chamber music program, and the Intensive Community Program (ICP), a nationally-recognized instrument training program that provides rigorous instruction to students from inner city Boston communities. BYSO students benefit from a master class series, superior coaching drawn from Boston’s impressive array of professional performers, and give over 25 performances each year at world-renowned venues. The Boston Youth Symphony, BYSO’s premier orchestra, performs a semi-staged opera every season with professional soloists and choruses – a unique and enriching experience that few other youth orchestras in the world provide.

Over the course of 60 years, BYSO has continuously elevated, enhanced, and adapted programming to meet the dynamic needs of our students and communities. As we enter our 60th Anniversary Season in 2017/2018, BYSO is committed to enhancing and expanding our impact among the communities we serve, offering challenging and potentially life-changing opportunities for artistic and personal growth to young musicians from Greater Boston and throughout New England.

Impact Statement

 

At the outset of BYSO’s 59th season, organizational objectives were to present an artistically ambitious and educationally enriching concert schedule, provide rigorous orchestral programming to over 500 K-12 musicians from all over New England, and to increase the impact of our nationally recognized Intensive Community Program—designed to make the potentially life-changing impact of classical music more accessible to youth from underrepresented communities. On the whole, BYSO’s 2016/2017 season was very successful, and overall BYSO students mastered technically difficult repertoire, demonstrated artistic and personal growth, and contributed greatly to BYSO’s outreach efforts within the Greater Boston community. The outcomes toward these major goals during 2016/2017 were:

  1. BYSO presented a total of 27 concerts at prominent venues in Greater Boston, as well as a series of free community concerts.
  2. BYSO provided exceptional instrument training and support to a total of 83 students in the Intensive Community Program.
  3. BYSO deepened our partnership with the Boston Public Schools.
  4. BYSO successfully launched the quiet phase of a capital campaign to acquire the resources needed to ensure a new, permanent home for BYSO—the Youth Music Center in Boston.
The 2017/2018 season is a crucial time for the organization, as BYSO continues to raise the bar on program quality and impact while prudently allocating resources to ensure sustainability. The following organizational goals for the year are:
 
  1. Continue to grow and enhance the artistic experience for all BYSO musicians.
  2. Ensure BYSO is effectively engaging our target populations and students achieve mastery in a culturally inclusive environment.
  3. Increase BYSO’s visibility in the city of Boston.
  4. Pursue fundraising and endowment growth to ensure long-term stability in light of future growth in new space.



Needs Statement

The launch of BYSO's capital campaign brings with it many immediate and long-term needs to ensure that we are strategically elevating the quality and impact of our program in an ambitious, yet sustainable manner. We will focus significant energies on building and sustaining the organization's infrastructure in preparation for the historic milestone step of creating the BYSO Youth Center for Music. Specifically, we will:

  1. Grow and enhance the artistic experience for all BYSO musicians. 
  2. Present innovative and inspiring productions to cultivate young audiences through a deepened partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
  3. Enhance the Intensive Community Program (ICP) to meet the changing needs of our young musicians and communities.
  4. Increase BYSO's visibility and strategically expand partnerships with the Boston Public Schools and other organizations in greater Boston.
  5. Execute critical fundraising initiatives and program expansion planning to support the creation of the BYSO Youth Center for Music in Boston.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

Each year at BYSO we watch our students grow into more than excellent musicians – they become excellent people. In 2016/2017, we proudly welcomed nearly 500 young musicians into our orchestras, and our teachers, mentors and advocates made a deep investment in each one of them.

We believe in the transformative power of classical music to positively impact a child’s life because we witness it happen every day. We hear the incredible artistry of our young musicians in the music they play, we see them become more confident in their abilities and talents and we are inspired by their ingenuity and achievements.

The accomplishments made at BYSO give our students the ability to realize excellence in all areas of their lives. We continue to boast an incredible streak of 100% of our graduates going on to college. We performed not one, but two operas to thousands of audience members this season. We expanded our Intensive Community Program (ICP) to the Boston Public Schools where an additional 70 students participated in string training every single week. We opened our doors to a record-breaking number of children who attended BYSO concerts—for many, it was their first ever classical music concert. Each year brings more growth, more opportunity and more students ready to turn their potential into inspiring achievements.

BYSO is able to provide a pathway, spark a passion, and facilitate excellence because of our loyal and dedicated supporters. As we look forward to the future, we are increasingly excited about the possibilities tomorrow brings.
 

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA

BYSO musicians come from more all 5 New England states, representing more than 120 communities from throughout the region. BYSO encourages students from inner-city communities in Boston to join the Intensive Community Program, and half of ICP students live in the Boston inner-city neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale and Hyde Park.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Symphony Orchestras
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts Education
  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Performing Arts

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

Concert Production

BYSO’s most advanced ensemble, the Boston Youth Symphony, will perform four full symphonic orchestra concerts, maintaining an extremely ambitious programming schedule. The 60th season’s four-concert series includes exciting repertoire: our talented and inspiring youth musicians will perform works by Stravinsky, Debussy, Wagner, and Mendelssohn, as well as a semi-staged version of a full length opera, Georges Bizet’s Carmen.

In addition to the Boston Youth Symphony’s four major concerts, BYSO’s five orchestral ensembles and 10-15 chamber ensembles perform more than 16 concerts for approximately 10,000 audience members throughout the season. These concerts are held in some of Boston’s finest venues.

Since 2009, BYSO has partnered with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on the three-part Family Concert Series at Symphony Hall to engage a younger generation of classical music listeners. So far, the series has reached more than 45,000 audience members, including 25,000 children.

 

 

Budget  $290,720.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Musical Performances
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success 
The program will be deemed successful if all of the scheduled performances are successfully carried out.
Program Long-Term Success 
BYSO will offer its young members the finest performance opportunities available and continue to expand and diversify its audiences through strategic partnerships and outreach efforts.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 
BYSO has continued to expand its performance opportunities, adding an annual opera production and community outreach performances to its schedule. Additionally, BYSO has forged strategic partnerships with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), the United Way and other community and arts organizations to broaden our constituency base and reach new audiences. Last season, in collaboration with the BSO, we distributed more than 2,500 subsidized tickets to young families in the communities we serve. The goal of this dynamic and interactive series is to serve younger generations of classical music listeners by performing children-friendly concerts that entice, engage and educate young audience members. BYSO also distributes more than 2,000 free tickets each year to the community through partners such as the United Way and offers free outreach concerts directly in inner-city Boston neighborhoods.

Intensive Community Program

In 1998, BYSO created the Intensive Community Program (ICP), a rigorous string instrument training program serving students from Boston’s inner city. ICP accepts students (ages 6-8) who show exceptional interest in studying string instruments and provides them with financial assistance for weekly music lessons, ensemble classes and use of an instrument. Our objective is to bring fine musical training to students in underserved communities, enabling them to pass auditions for BYSO’s four orchestras, with the goal of reaching the most advanced orchestra, the Boston Youth Symphony. Once admitted into a BYSO orchestra, ICP students receive support in the form of tuition subsidy, weekly lessons and use of an instrument. The program serves approximately 80-100 students each year.
Budget  $621,932.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Instruction
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Minorities Minorities
Program Short-Term Success 
The 2016/2017 season of ICP will be considered successful if the following objectives are achieved:
 
-Provide all 73 students with the highest-quality weekly lessons after school. The 53 most advanced students will receive private/semi-private lessons and the 20 younger students will have group lessons.
-Provide all 73 ICP students with use of an instrument.
-Administer two student evaluations during the year. 
-Produce seven community outreach concerts
-By May 2017, prepare ICP students for competitive auditions into BYSO's orchestras.
 
Program Long-Term Success  Over the long term, BYSO will measure the success of the program quantitatively by the number of students who graduate into BYSO’s orchestras and eventually join the Boston Youth Symphony.
Program Success Monitored By 

ICP's success depends on measuring outcomes. Evaluation of the program happens in several different ways including reviewing artistic standards (students), setting annual quantifiable goals (program staff) and reviewing long-term programmatic goals (BYSO leadership and board).

 

As part of the BYSO organization, ICP adheres to the same high artistic standards. The ICP Director is responsible for evaluating the artistic quality of the ICP ensemble. She holds standardized student evaluations twice per year to monitor the achievement of specific skills such as scales, bow technique, intonation and quality of sound. While students enter as beginners, they must show considerable dedication and improvement in order to be eligible to continue the program. After two to three years in ICP a student is expected to perform a successful audition into the youngest orchestra, YPSO. 

Examples of Program Success 
ICP's success is evidenced by the high numbers of participants successfully auditioning into BYSO orchestras. This season, a record 13 ICP students successfully auditioned into the premier Boston Youth Symphony (BYS), 7 into the Repertory Orchestra, 6 into the Junior Repertory Orchestra (JRO) 14 into the Young People’s String Orchestra (YPSO) and 13 into the Petit Ensemble (PE).  Since 2010, the number of ICP students reaching the senior orchestra level has more than doubled. This directly demonstrates the success of the accelerated learning model.   
 
 
 

Orchestra Training

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) is one of the most comprehensive youth orchestras in the United States with a programmatic scope that includes three full symphonic orchestras, two young string-training orchestras, six chamber orchestras, a preparatory wind ensemble, a chamber music program, and a nationally recognized string-training program that provides rigorous instruction to students from underrepresented communities. Each year BYSO auditions over 900 students, 85% from public schools, from more than 120 communities in the New England area, and accepts approximately 500 young musicians.
Budget  $729,543.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Instruction
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
This program will be deemed successful if BYSO is able to provide the highest quality musical instruction and performance opportunities to all orchestra members as well as provide financial support to all of those that require it to participate in the programs.
Program Long-Term Success  BYSO’s mission is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest-quality orchestra training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to underserved communities through financial assistance and outreach.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 

The BYSO has earned a place in Boston’s cultural fabric as a leader in arts education by providing unprecedented quality arts programming to young people from throughout New England. By helping students to achieve mastery in the broad landscape of classical music (including chamber music, opera, etc.), the BYSO is directly contributing to the future of this field. These programs help shape a future of artists, rts patrons, arts appreciators and arts leaders—and BYSO is proud that underrepresented populations are changing the demographic of this future through opportunities for all young people who wish to pursue them. 


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Catherine Weiskel
CEO Term Start Aug 1996
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Catherine Weiskel has been Executive Director of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras since 1996. She has led the organization towards exponential growth in terms of budget size, number of children served and infrastructure (expansion of administrative and artistic staff as well as board development). Ms. Weiskel received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Seton Hill College in Greensburg, PA and a Master of Arts in Musicology from the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. Prior to her appointment at BYSO, Ms. Weiskel served as the Concert Manager for the Yale in Norfolk Series, the Assistant Manager of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Executive Director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She has been a member of the Orchestra Management Fellowship Task Force for the League of American Orchestras and has been a panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts. For four years, she served as secretary and subsequently president of the League of American Orchestras. She is a former member of the League of American Orchestras Board of Directors.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Erin Keegan Ianni Director of Marketing and Public Relations Erin brings to the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras her extensive experience in both Marketing and Education.After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from University of Iowa, Erin went on to work for DraftWorldWide Advertising Agency in Chicago.She then travelled abroad for 3 years in Italy where she taught English in Rome and planned events, lectures, and courses at a local youth center while pursuing her studies in Italian Renaissance Art History. Erin's passion for the arts has led her to volunteer much of her time at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where she leads guided tours for visitors in the Feeling for Form and Access to Art programs. Erin is delighted to be working with the BYSO, where she is able to combine her passion for the arts and her marketing experience while supporting and encouraging this nationally recognized organization.
Mr. Matthew Ritter General Manager --
Ms. Martha Robinson Director of Development Martha Robinson joined the BYSO team in 2007 and has worked closely with board and staff leadership to grow the funding base for the organization. A former modern dancer, Martha has been working in the arts in Boston and Philadelphia for over a decade. While in Philadelphia, Martha served as the Director of Marketing and Development for Group Motion Dance Company while also earning her Masters of Arts in Arts Administration from Drexel University. With a focus on donor cultivation and motivating young people and families to support the arts, Martha has worked with many nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia and New England areas. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Boston Dance Alliance.

Martha's passion for the arts began at a very young age through exemplary youth arts programming--she is delighted to be supporting an organization that continues to do this inspiring work.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Finalist President's Committee for the Arts 2012
Jacopo Peri Award to Federico Cortese New England Opera Club 2011

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) --
League of American Orchestras --
Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

 

  1. Boston University
  2. Roxbury Community College
  3. Noble and Greenough School
  4. New England Music Camp
  5. Boston Symphony Orchestra
  6. Dennis C Haley Pilot School
  7. Boston Latin School

 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 13
Number of Part Time Staff 26
Number of Volunteers 450
Number of Contract Staff 45
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 39
Other (if specified): BYSO does not collect ethnicity information for staff
Gender Female: 19
Male: 20
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Joe Grimalidi
Board Chair Company Affiliation MullenLowe
Board Chair Term May 2015 - May 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Lynne Allen Boston University College of Fine Arts Exofficio
Mr. John Avallon Capgemini Voting
Mr. David Barnard Retired Voting
Mr. Jean-Marc Berteaux Wellington Voting
Ms. Alison Bomberg Abrams Capital Voting
Ms. Margaret Chen Cambridge Associates Voting
Ms. Kimberly Ciccarelli John Hancock Financial Exofficio
Mr. James Cooke Boston Symphony Orchestra Voting
Mr. Geoff Cottrill Community Volunteer Voting
Ms. Maryteresa Crealese KPMG LLP Voting
Mr. Eran Egozy Harmonix Voting
Mr. Anthony Fogg Boston Symphony Orchestra Voting
Mr. Joe Grimaldi Mullen Voting
Ms. Kimberly Y. Jones Athena Legal Strategies Group Voting
Mr. George Keches UG2 Voting
Ms. Shiela Kibbe Boston University College of Fine Arts Exofficio
Mrs. Anna Kolchinsky Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Brian MacArthur Deloitte Consulting Voting
Ms. Cynthia Markey Boston Municipal Court Voting
Mr. Hussain Mooraj Accenture Life Sciences Voting
Mrs. Laurette Ndukwe The Steppingstone Foundation Exofficio
Mr. James Nuzzo The Colchester Group Voting
Ms. Cecilia O'Keefe Eaton Vance Investment Company Voting
Mr. Jordan Stone Peregrine Group --
Ms. Catherine Weiskel Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Exofficio
Mr. Andy West McKinsey & Company --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Kimberly Ciccarelli John Hancock Voting
Mr. William Gertler Student Voting
Ms. Narissa Gogos TripleLift --
Mr. Erik Gottesman Sapient Voting
Ms. Laura Howenstine Wellington Management Voting
Mr. David Jones Newton‑Wellesley Hospital Voting
Ms. Katie Maher RA Capital Management --
Ms. Marcia Mantell Mantell Retirement Consulting, Inc. Voting
Ms. Alexandra Morgan-Welch Credit Suisse Voting
Ms. Carol Nicholls State Street Global Services Voting
Ms. Jin Sol athenahealth --
Mr. Stephen Wagner Deloitte Voting
Mr. Steven Wagner Deloitte --
Mr. Philip Wolf Student Voting
Ms. Natalie Wright Breckinridge Capital Voting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 22
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 12
Male: 14
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 81%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Project Oversight
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $2,753,507 $2,143,537 $2,349,853
Total Expenses $2,462,156 $2,346,121 $2,141,140

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $21,500 $47,600 $123,600
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $21,500 $47,600 $123,600
Individual Contributions $1,212,901 $696,082 $970,081
Indirect Public Support $0 -- --
Earned Revenue $1,299,111 $1,196,106 $1,075,645
Investment Income, Net of Losses $55,522 $55,662 $39,865
Membership Dues $0 -- --
Special Events $164,473 $148,087 $140,058
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $0 -- $604

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $1,673,582 $1,583,735 $1,407,797
Administration Expense $487,856 $492,216 $493,160
Fundraising Expense $300,718 $270,170 $240,183
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.12 0.91 1.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses 68% 68% 66%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 21% 30% 19%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $2,551,890 $2,299,773 $2,207,665
Current Assets $751,862 $482,625 $645,984
Long-Term Liabilities $0 -- --
Current Liabilities $433,543 $460,862 $330,359
Total Net Assets $2,118,347 $1,838,911 $1,877,306

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $1,616,551.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose This season, BYSO launched a capital campaign to raise funds to find, procure and develop a new, permanent home in Boston where we can expand our programs and become the epicenter for youth arts in the city.
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 1.73 1.05 1.96

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

As BYSO’s programs continue to grow so that more children can experience classical music in spectacular ways, I’m delighted we’ve been able to grow our budget to support these efforts. The 2016 year was a great year for BYSO as we expanded programming, found new ways to engage our community and strengthened our financial health…ensuring our bright future.

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

Impact Report (2014)

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