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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
Opera America

A BBB Accredited charity

 


  • Meets all standards

Expiration Date:
11/2015
Name:
OPERA America
Address:
330 Seventh Avenue
8th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone:
212-796-8620
Year, State Incorporated:
2009, New York
Affiliates:
None
Stated Purpose:
" OPERA America is dedicated to supporting the creation, presentation, and enjoyment of opera. "






Evaluation Conclusions
 

              
OPERA America meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.




Programs
 

              
OPERA America draws on resources and expertise from within and beyond the opera field to advance a mutually-beneficial agenda that serves and strengthens the field through programs in the following categories: Creation: Artistic services that help artists and companies increase the creativity and excellence of opera productions, especially North America works; Presentation: Opera company services that address the specific needs of staff, trustees and volunteers; Enjoyment: Education, audience development and community services that increase all forms of opera appreciation.



Governance
 

              
Chief Executive Officer:
Mr. Marc A. Scorca, President/ CEO
Chair of the Board:
Ms. Frayda B. Lindemann
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Trustee / The Metropolitan Opera
Board Size:
31
Paid Staff Size:
27



*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.




Fund Raising
 

              
Method(s) Used:


Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspapers, magazines, etc.), grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 9.3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,661,157, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)




Tax Status
 

              
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.




Financial
 

              
The following information is based on Opera America's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  

Contributed revenue

$3,926,961

Membership dues

690,761

Investment income

578,517

National Opera Center operations

283,824

Donated goods and services

258,094

Seminars, workshops, registration and annual meeting

249,777

Publications, advertising

47,155

Miscellaneous income

27,211

Total Income

$6,062,300

Program Expenses  

Opera Fund Program and artistic initiatives

$2,079,802

Information services

387,555

Audience development

362,641

Annual Conference

248,286

Membership

163,656

Public relations/marketing

141,240

Education

111,714

Public affairs

62,745
Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses
Other Expenses

Total expenses

Income in Excess of Expenses

3,557,639
620,737
599,528
301,993

$5,079,897

$982,403




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses


Programs: 70%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative 12%  Other Expenses: 6%
Roll the cursor over the pie chart to see the dollar amounts.


Beginning net assets $13,143,050
Ending net assets 14,125,453
Total liabilities 3,560,005

Total assets

$17,685,458






 

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