COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Address
C/O CAPA 55 E STATE STREET
COLUMBUS, OH 43215
Contact
Website: http://www.columbussymphony.com
Phone: +1 (614) 228-9600
Nonprofit
NTEE: A69 - Symphony Orchestras
EIN: 31-6402408

Mission

THE MISSION OF THE COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IS TO PROVIDE SYMPHONIC MUSIC AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY, TO ENGENDER PASSION AND EXCITEMENT IN OUR DIVERSE AUDIENCES. THIS IS PAIRED WITH OUR EDUCATIONAL MISSION: TO EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN PEOPLE OF ALL AGES TO FOSTER TALENT, CREATE FUTURE AUDIENCES, NURTURE INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT AND SPARK CREATIVITY.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1951
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area1840
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Number of employees244244232246294
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of volunteers552452600600600
Number of highly compensated contractors1101 
Personnel
Barton, Lisa
TitleCHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR-ELECTTRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated personLISA BARTONLISA BARTONLISA BARTONLISA BARTONLISA M BARTON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org4.004.004.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Blatti, Richard
Title  TRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person  RICHARD BLATTIRICHARD BLATTIRICHARD BLATTI
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Bridgman, G
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated personG ROSS BRIDGMANG ROSS BRIDGMANG ROSS BRIDGMANG ROSS BRIDGMANG ROSS BRIDGMAN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Brown, Joel
Title    TRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person    JOEL BROWN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Clay, Derrick
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated personDERRICK CLAYDERRICK CLAYDERRICK CLAYDERRICK CLAYDERRICK CLAY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrue True
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Cochran, Robert
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated personROBERT COCHRANROBERT COCHRANROBERT COCHRANROBERT COCHRAN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Conner, William
Title MANAGING DIRECTORMANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEOMANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEOMANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEO
Name of key/compensated person WILLIAM B CONNER JRWILLIAM B CONNER JRWILLIAM B CONNER JRWILLIAM B CONNER JR
Position of compensated person
Current officer TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 20.0020.0020.0020.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Destefano, Johanna
Title TRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person JOHANNA DESTEFANOJOHANNA DESTEFANOJOHANNA DESTEFANOJOHANNA DESTEFANO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Finn, Ted
Title  TRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person  TED FINNTED FINNTED FINN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Foley, Michael
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personMICHAEL FOLEY    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Garcia, Hector
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personHECTOR GARCIAHECTOR GARCIA   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Gardner, Michael
Title  TREASURERTRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person  MICHAEL GARDNERMICHAEL GARDNERMICHAEL J GARDNER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Current officer  True  
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
George, Jack
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personJACK GEORGE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
George, Stephen
Title   TRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated person   STEPHEN GEORGE 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   2.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Good, J
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personJ DANIEL GOODJ DANIEL GOOD   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Harris, Marilyn
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated personMARILYN HARRISMARILYN HARRISMARILYN HARRISMARILYN HARRISMARILYN HARRIS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Hilsheimer, Cindy
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated personCINDY HILSHEIMERCINDY HILSHEIMERCINDY HILSHEIMERCINDY HILSHEIMERCINDY HILSHEIMER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Inglis, Martin
Title   CHAIRCHAIR
Name of key/compensated person   MARTIN INGLISMARTIN INGLIS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Current officer   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   4.006.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Irion, Chris
Title TRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated person CHRIS IRIONCHRIS IRIONCHRIS IRION 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Isaac, Frederick
Title    TRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person    FREDERICK M ISAAC
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Kerr, Michelle
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personMICHELLE KERRMICHELLE KERR   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Lane, Robert
Title  TRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person  ROBERT R LANEROBERT R LANEROBERT R LANE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Litzelfelner, Alan
TitleTREASURERTREASURERTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated personALAN LITZELFELNERALAN LITZELFELNERALAN LITZELFELNERALAN LITZELFELNERALAN LITZELFELNER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Love, Talvis
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personTALVIS LOVETALVIS LOVE   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Mahaffey, Michael
Title  VICE CHAIRVICE CHAIRVICE CHAIR
Name of key/compensated person  MICHAEL MAHAFFEYMICHAEL MAHAFFEYMICHAEL MAHAFFEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Current officer  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Manderscheid, David
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personDAVID MANDERSCHEIDDAVID MANDERSCHEID   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Mattlin, Jane
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personJANE MATTLIN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Milenthal, David
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personDAVID MILENTHAL    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Miller, Edward
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated personEDWARD MILLEREDWARD MILLEREDWARD MILLEREDWARD K MILLER 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Morrison, Robert
TitleVICE CHAIRVICE CHAIR   
Name of key/compensated personROBERT MORRISON JRROBERT MORRISON JR   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Current officerTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Mortine, Christine
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personCHRISTINE SHUMWAY MORTINE    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Mortine, Neil
Title    TRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person    NEIL MORTINE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Olsen, Cliff
Title TRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated person CLIFF OLSEN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Overmyer, Greg
Title TRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated person GREG OVERMYER   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True   
Average hours per week working for org 2.00   
Reportable compensation from org $0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00   
Overmyer, Gregory
Title  TRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person  GREGORY R OVERMYERGREGORY R OVERMYERGREGORY R OVERMYER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Pinnell, Gay
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personGAY SU PINNELL    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Shore, Amy
TitleTRUSTEETRUSTEE   
Name of key/compensated personAMY SHOREAMY SHORE   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.002.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Snethkamp, Steve
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personSTEVE SNETHKAMP    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Steinmetz, Joseph
Title   TRUSTEE 
Name of key/compensated person   JOSEPH STEINMETZ 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   2.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Sutphin, Eric
Title   TREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated person   ERIC N SUTPHINERIC N SUTPHIN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Current officer   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   2.002.00
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Swanson, Kim
Title  TRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person  KIM L SWANSONKIM L SWANSONKIM L SWANSON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Taft, Sheldon
Title TRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person SHELDON A TAFTSHELDON A TAFTSHELDON A TAFTSHELDON A TAFT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Weiss, Michael
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personMICHAEL WEISS    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Whittington, Chad
TitleMANAGING DIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personCHAD WHITTINGTON    
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org20.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Willig, Christine
Title TRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEETRUSTEE
Name of key/compensated person CHRISTINE WILLIGCHRISTINE WILLIGCHRISTINE WILLIGCHRISTINE WILLIG
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Yoder, Nelson
TitleTRUSTEE    
Name of key/compensated personNELSON YODER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesSEE SCHEDULE OSEE SCHEDULE OSEE SCHEDULE OSEE SCHEDULE OSEE SCHEDULE O
Program service expenses, total$7,354,832.00$6,845,756.00$6,568,591.00$6,682,868.00$6,531,438.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
THE CSO HOSTED THE ANNUAL PICNIC WITH THE POPS AND POPCORN POPS SUMMER CONCERT EVENTS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2015. THESE EVENTS BROUGHT MORE THAN 30,000 PATRONS TO THE DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS COMMONS.HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON INCLUDED CHRIS BOTTI, BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY, THE COMMODORES, PINK MARTINI, AND THE OSU MARCHING BAND.
Program expenses  $1,621,294.00  
Program revenue  $611,839.00  
Program description  THE CSO HOSTED THE ANNUAL PICNIC WITH THE POPS AND POPCORN POPS SUMMER CONCERT EVENTS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2015. THESE EVENTS BROUGHT MORE THAN 30,000 PATRONS TO THE DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS COMMONS.HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON INCLUDED CHRIS BOTTI, BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY, THE COMMODORES, PINK MARTINI, AND THE OSU MARCHING BAND.  
THE CSO HOSTED THE ANNUAL PICNIC WITH THE POPS AND POPCORN POPS SUMMER CONCERT EVENTS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2016. THESE EVENTS BROUGHT JUST UNDER 30,000 PATRONS TO THE DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS COMMONS. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON INCLUDED THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE, THE POLICE, AND FLEETWOOD MAC; CONCERTS FROM THE INDIGO GIRLS, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, AND NELLY, ALONG WITH THE EVER POPULAR PATRIOTIC POPS AND THE OSU MARCHING BAND.
Program expenses $1,828,280.00   
Program revenue $753,928.00   
Program description THE CSO HOSTED THE ANNUAL PICNIC WITH THE POPS AND POPCORN POPS SUMMER CONCERT EVENTS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2016. THESE EVENTS BROUGHT JUST UNDER 30,000 PATRONS TO THE DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS COMMONS. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON INCLUDED THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE, THE POLICE, AND FLEETWOOD MAC; CONCERTS FROM THE INDIGO GIRLS, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, AND NELLY, ALONG WITH THE EVER POPULAR PATRIOTIC POPS AND THE OSU MARCHING BAND.   
THE CSO HOSTED THE ANNUAL PICNIC WITH THE POPS AND POPCORN POPS SUMMER CONCERT EVENTS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2017. THESE EVENTS BROUGHT JUST UNDER 31,000 PATRONS TO THE DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS COMMONS. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON INCLUDED THE MUSIC OF PRINCE AND ELTON JOHN, A SMASH UP OF BEETHOVEN VS. COLDPLAY; CONCERTS FROM THREE DOG NIGHT AND COMMON, ALONG WITH THE EVER POPULAR PATRIOTIC POPS AND THE OSU MARCHING BAND. THE SERIES ALSO INCLUDED A PERFORMANCE OF BEETHOVEN'S 9TH. THE CSO ALSO ADDED A SUMMER NIGHT MUSIC SERIES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC.
Program expenses$1,745,265.00  $1,888,555.00$1,786,270.00
Program revenue$807,646.00  $643,558.00$503,097.00
Program descriptionTHE CSO HOSTED THE ANNUAL PICNIC WITH THE POPS AND POPCORN POPS SUMMER CONCERT EVENTS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2017. THESE EVENTS BROUGHT JUST UNDER 31,000 PATRONS TO THE DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS COMMONS. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON INCLUDED THE MUSIC OF PRINCE AND ELTON JOHN, A SMASH UP OF BEETHOVEN VS. COLDPLAY; CONCERTS FROM THREE DOG NIGHT AND COMMON, ALONG WITH THE EVER POPULAR PATRIOTIC POPS AND THE OSU MARCHING BAND. THE SERIES ALSO INCLUDED A PERFORMANCE OF BEETHOVEN'S 9TH. THE CSO ALSO ADDED A SUMMER NIGHT MUSIC SERIES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC.  THE CSO HOSTED THE ANNUAL PICNIC WITH THE POPS AND POPCORN POPS SUMMER CONCERT EVENTS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2014. THESE EVENTS BROUGHT MORE THAN 33,000 PATRONS TO THE DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS COMMONS. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON INCLUDED BEN FOLDS, THE O'JAYS AND THE OSU MARCHING BAND.THE CSO HOSTED THE ANNUAL PICNIC WITH THE POPS AND POPCORN POPS SUMMER CONCERT EVENTS DURING THE SUMMER OF 2013. THESE EVENTS BROUGHT MORE THAN 31,000 PATRONS TO THE DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS COMMONS. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON INCLUDED THE POINTER SISTERS, KANSAS AND THE OSU MARCHING BAND.
THE CSO PRESENTED TWO WINTER CONCERT SERIES IN THE 16-17 SEASON. A MASTERWORKS SERIES OF 12 CONCERT EVENTS WAS HELD AT THE OHIO AND SOUTHERN THEATRES. A POP SERIES OF 6 CONCERT EVENTS, INCLUDING THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY POPS, WAS HELD AT THE OHIO THEATRE. TOTAL ATTENDANCE AT THESE EVENTS WAS OVER 38,500 PATRONS.
Program expenses$4,099,125.00$4,170,899.00$4,166,110.00$3,694,910.00$3,542,549.00
Program revenue$1,408,854.00$1,354,643.00$1,286,346.00$1,175,909.00$1,432,029.00
Program descriptionTHE CSO PRESENTED TWO WINTER CONCERT SERIES IN THE 16-17 SEASON. A MASTERWORKS SERIES OF 12 CONCERT EVENTS WAS HELD AT THE OHIO AND SOUTHERN THEATRES. A POP SERIES OF 6 CONCERT EVENTS, INCLUDING THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY POPS, WAS HELD AT THE OHIO THEATRE. TOTAL ATTENDANCE AT THESE EVENTS WAS OVER 38,500 PATRONS.THE CSO PRESENTED TWO WINTER CONCERT SERIES IN THE 15-16 SEASON. A MASTERWORKS SERIES OF 12 CONCERT EVENTS WAS HELD AT THE OHIO AND SOUTHERN THEATRES. A POP SERIES OF 6 CONCERT EVENTS, INCLUDING THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY POPS, WAS HELD AT THE OHIO THEATRE. TOTAL ATTENDANCE AT THESE EVENTS WAS OVER 40,000 PATRONS.THE CSO PRESENTED TWO WINTER CONCERT SERIES IN THE 14-15 SEASON. A MASTERWORKS SERIES OF 12 CONCERT EVENTS WAS HELD AT THE OHIO AND SOUTHERN THEATRES. A POP SERIES OF 6 CONCERT EVENTS, INCLUDING THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY POPS, WAS HELD AT THE OHIO THEATRE. TOTAL ATTENDANCE AT THESE EVENTS WAS OVER 40,000 PATRONS.THE CSO PRESENTED TWO WINTER CONCERT SERIES IN THE 13-14 SEASON. A MASTERWORKS SERIES OF 12 CONCERT EVENTS WAS HELD AT THE OHIO AND SOUTHERN THEATRES. A POP SERIES OF 6 CONCERT EVENTS, INCLUDING THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY POPS, WAS HELD AT THE OHIO THEATRE. TOTAL ATTENDANCE AT THESE EVENTS WAS OVER 38,000 PATRONS. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WINTER SEASON INCLUDE 1) THE SEASON OPENING CONCERT OF MAHLER'S "RESURRECTION" SYMPHONY FEATURING THE CSO CHORUS; 2) A WORLD PREMIERE OF STEPHEN MONTAGUE'S INVICTUS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY'S CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL; AND 3) A SEMI-STAGED PRODUCTION OF BIZET'S CARMEN IN COLLABORATION WITH OPERACOLUMBUS.THE CSO PRESENTED TWO WINTER CONCERT SERIES IN THE 12-13 SEASON. A MASTERWORKS SERIES OF 12 CONCERT EVENTS WAS HELD AT THE OHIO AND SOUTHERN THEATRES. A POPS SERIES OF 6 CONCERT EVENTS, INCLUDING THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY POPS, WAS HELD AT THE OHIO THEATRE. TOTAL ATTENDANCE AT THESE EVENTS WAS OVER 44,000 PATRONS, A 35% INCREASE OVER THE PRIOR SEASON.HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WINTER SEASON INCLUDE 1) THE SEASON OPENER CONCERT FEATURING BEETHOVEN'S NINTH SYMPHONY, 2) THE RITE OF SPRING PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH BALLETMET AND CONDUCTED BY JEAN-MARIE ZEITOUNI, AND 3) BRAHMS GERMAN REQUIEM FEATURING THE CSO CHORUS AND A WORLD PREMIER BY ACCLAIMED AMERICAN COMPOSER STEPHEN PAULUS FOR ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS.
THE CSO'S EDUCATION PROGRAMS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN OUTREACH AND DIVERSITY EFFORTS. THE PROGRAMS STRIVE TO MAKE MUSIC RELEVANT AND MEANINGFUL FOR THE PEOPLE WE SERVE, BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE BY ENCOURAGING INTERACTION WITH MUSIC FAR BEYOND MERE APPRECIATION. EDUCATION INITIATIVES INCLUDE THE COLUMBUS ALL CITY ORCHESTRA, CSO YOUTH ORCHESTRAS, MASTER CLASSES, AND THE YOUNG MUSICIANS COMPETITION. OTHER EDUCATION AND FAMILY-ORIENTED PROGRAMS INCLUDE THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS, YOUNG MUSICIAN'S SHOWCASE, AND THE FAMILY SERIES CONCERTS FOR KIDS. EDUCATION PROGRAMS ENRICHED THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 16,600 IN THE 16-17 SEASON.
Program expenses$570,508.00$478,165.00$474,570.00$349,202.00$247,902.00
Program revenue$183,756.00$199,177.00$180,977.00$141,338.00$160,246.00
Program descriptionTHE CSO'S EDUCATION PROGRAMS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN OUTREACH AND DIVERSITY EFFORTS. THE PROGRAMS STRIVE TO MAKE MUSIC RELEVANT AND MEANINGFUL FOR THE PEOPLE WE SERVE, BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE BY ENCOURAGING INTERACTION WITH MUSIC FAR BEYOND MERE APPRECIATION. EDUCATION INITIATIVES INCLUDE THE COLUMBUS ALL CITY ORCHESTRA, CSO YOUTH ORCHESTRAS, MASTER CLASSES, AND THE YOUNG MUSICIANS COMPETITION. OTHER EDUCATION AND FAMILY-ORIENTED PROGRAMS INCLUDE THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS, YOUNG MUSICIAN'S SHOWCASE, AND THE FAMILY SERIES CONCERTS FOR KIDS. EDUCATION PROGRAMS ENRICHED THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 16,600 IN THE 16-17 SEASON.THE CSO'S EDUCATION PROGRAMS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN OUTREACH AND DIVERSITY EFFORTS. THE PROGRAMS STRIVE TO MAKE MUSIC RELEVANT AND MEANINGFUL FOR THE PEOPLE WE SERVE, BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE BY ENCOURAGING INTERACTION WITH MUSIC FAR BEYOND MERE APPRECIATION. EDUCATION INITIATIVES INCLUDE THE COLUMBUS ALL CITY ORCHESTRA, CSO YOUTH ORCHESTRAS, MASTER CLASSES, AND THE YOUNG MUSICIANS COMPETITION. OTHER EDUCATION AND FAMILY-ORIENTED INCLUDE THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS, YOUNG MUSICIAN'S SHOWCASE, AND THE FAMILY SERIES CONCERTS FOR KIDS. EDUCATION PROGRAMS ENRICHED THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 15,200 IN THE 15-16 SEASON.THE CSO'S EDUCATION PROGRAMS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN OUTREACH AND DIVERSITY EFFORTS. THE PROGRAMS STRIVE TO MAKE MUSIC RELEVANT AND MEANINGFUL FOR THE PEOPLE WE SERVE, BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE BY ENCOURAGING INTERACTION WITH MUSIC FAR BEYOND MERE APPRECIATION. EDUCATION INITIATIVES INCLUDE THE COLUMBUS ALL CITY ORCHESTRA, CSO YOUTH ORCHESTRAS, MASTER CLASSES,AND THE YOUNG MUSICIANS COMPETITION. OTHER EDUCATION AND FAMILY-ORIENTED INCLUDE THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS, YOUNG MUSICIAN'S SHOWCASE, AND THE FAMILY SERIES CONCERTS FOR KIDS. EDUCATION PROGRAMS ENRICHED THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 16,300 IN THE 14-15 SEASON.THE CSO'S EDUCATION PROGRAMS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN OUTREACH AND DIVERSITY EFFORTS. THE PROGRAMS STRIVE TO MAKE MUSIC RELEVANT AND MEANINGFUL FOR THE PEOPLE WE SERVE, BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE BY ENCOURAGING INTERACTION WITH MUSIC FAR BEYOND MERE APPRECIATION. EDUCATION INITIATIVES INCLUDE THE COLUMBUS ALL CITY ORCHESTRA, CSO YOUTH ORCHESTRAS, MASTER CLASSES, AND THE YOUNG MUSICIANS COMPETITION. OTHER EDUCATION AND FAMILY-ORIENTED EVENTS INCLUDE THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS, YOUNG MUSICIAN'S SHOWCASE, AND THE FAMILY SERIES CONCERTS FOR KIDS AND POPCORN POPS. EDUCATION PROGRAMS ENRICHED THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 16,000 IN THE 13-14 SEASON.THE CSO'S EDUCATION PROGRAMS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN OUTREACH AND DIVERSITY EFFORTS. THE PROGRAMS STRIVE TO MAKE MUSIC RELEVANT AND MEANINGFUL FOR THE PEOPLE WE SERVE, BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE BY ENCOURAGING INTERACTION WITH MUSIC FAR BEYOND MERE APPRECIATION. EDUCATION INITIATIVES INCLUDE THE COLUMBUS ALL CITY ORCHESTRA, CSO YOUTH ORCHESTRAS, MASTER CLASSES, AND THE YOUNG MUSICIANS COMPETITION. OTHER EDUCATION AND FAMILY-ORIENTED EVENTS INCLUDE THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERTS, YOUNG MUSICIAN'S SHOWCASE, AND THE FAMILY SERIES CONCERTS FOR KIDS AND POPCORNS POPS. EDUCATION PROGRAMS ENRICHED THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 16,000 IN THE 12-13 SEASON.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$19,596,036.00$7,888,803.00$8,720,746.00$9,560,221.00$7,935,468.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$16,519,313.00$5,265,866.00$6,385,550.00$7,182,925.00$5,331,450.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$55,736.00$47,765.00$1,409,097.00$1,063,933.00$850,105.00
Investment income, current yr$87,966.00$58,410.00$25,607.00$110,648.00$33,471.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$16,519,313.00$5,265,866.00$6,385,550.00$7,182,925.00$5,331,450.00
Total unrelated business revenue$2,045.00$3,324.00$1,725.00$2,985.00$4,105.00
Other revenue, current yr$53,724.00$51,410.00$66,874.00$31,755.00$45,554.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Program service revenue (total)$2,935,033.00$2,513,117.00$2,242,715.00$2,234,893.00$2,524,993.00
Gross receipts$19,719,014.00$7,977,478.00$10,333,686.00$10,659,233.00$9,261,335.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$314,195.00$239,898.00$195,358.00$188,978.00$221,292.00
Revenue from gov't grants$412,632.00$406,262.00$396,842.00$382,405.00$367,131.00
Revenue from all other contributions$15,792,486.00$4,619,706.00$5,793,350.00$6,611,542.00$4,743,027.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$40,910.00$36,208.00$47,572.00$39,493.00$34,785.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$88,858.00$58,827.00$26,042.00$39,096.00$36,382.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$7,682.00$14,192.00$15,231.00-$12,509.00$8,847.00
Net inventory sales (total)$5,132.00$1,010.00$4,071.00$4,771.00$1,922.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$8,505,883.00$7,958,981.00$7,608,152.00$7,717,795.00$7,644,536.00
Total functional expenses: program service $7,354,832.00$6,845,756.00$6,568,591.00$6,682,868.00$6,531,438.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$734,202.00$712,500.00$685,373.00$673,360.00$687,724.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$416,849.00$400,725.00$354,188.00$361,567.00$425,374.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$16,971.00$23,949.00$29,185.00$44,230.00
General management fees (total)$346,915.00$342,720.00$340,453.00$335,567.00$324,924.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$17,449,960.00$6,022,212.00$5,934,904.00$4,839,271.00$3,149,879.00
Total assets, beginning of year$6,022,212.00$5,934,904.00$4,839,271.00$3,149,879.00$3,147,526.00
Total liabilities$1,082,991.00$987,000.00$960,849.00$906,843.00$1,034,589.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$987,000.00$960,849.00$906,843.00$1,034,589.00$1,318,049.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$9,641,478.00$833,157.00$789,094.00$2,034,244.00$776,901.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$3,037,982.00$2,457,754.00$2,449,741.00$2,435,803.00$866,338.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$10,248,326.00$839,297.00$793,553.00$877,350.00$629,677.00
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$3,080,661.00$1,738,161.00$1,730,761.00$619,275.00$619,275.00
Net assets$16,366,969.00$5,035,212.00$4,974,055.00$3,932,428.00$2,115,290.00
Net assets, beginning of year$5,035,212.00$4,974,055.00$3,932,428.00$2,115,290.00$1,829,477.00
Other assets$3,445,157.00$1,885,929.00$1,055,406.00  
Investments: other securities    $653,475.00
Investments: publicly traded securities $0.00$678,781.00$710,746.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$2,098,980.00$1,204,078.00$1,230,076.00$738,550.00$519,727.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$1,204,078.00$1,230,076.00$738,550.00$519,727.00$508,344.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$11,090,153.00-$70,178.00$1,112,594.00$1,842,426.00$290,932.00
Advertising (total)$413,271.00$460,899.00$526,307.00$369,405.00$392,448.00
Savings & temp cash investment$1,981,972.00$1,973,152.00$1,988,291.00$1,202,112.00$1,051,710.00
Accounts receivable, net$71,545.00$5,097.00$3,390.00$4,965.00$4,371.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$187,389.00$86,026.00$159,193.00$105,594.00$85,328.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$511,414.00$387,035.00$302,258.00$299,573.00$339,091.00
Deferred revenue$571,577.00$599,965.00$658,591.00$607,270.00$695,498.00
Total net assets or fund balances$16,366,969.00$5,035,212.00$4,974,055.00$3,932,428.00$2,115,290.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$15,334.00$15,149.00$12,388.00$15,307.00$21,112.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members2421192321
Number of independent voting members2421192321
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-09-012015-09-012014-09-012013-09-012012-09-01
Tax year end date2017-08-012016-08-012015-08-012014-08-012013-08-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-09-282017-10-192016-11-022015-02-062014-07-29
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.02013v4.02012v2.1
Filing identifier201801989349301160201711989349301351201621979349301102201500279349300860201401959349300710
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