Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
Calgary, AB T2G 0K9
Board Chair: Walter DeBoni
CEO: Paul Dornian
Charitable Reg. #: 11882 3863 RR0001
Grade: D+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #26
Avg. Compensation $105,167
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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About Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra:
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) was founded in 1955 after the Alberta Philharmonic and Calgary Symphony merged. It has since grown to become one of Canada’s largest live music ensembles. Outside of general performances, CPO runs a community outreach program.
The orchestra’s performances are broken out into four categories: classical masterworks, pop favourites, bold collaborations, and cutting-edge new works. CPO currently has 73 performances scheduled for the 2019/2020 season which runs from September 2019 until June 2020. CPO reports that its concerts attract over 110,000 attendees each year. In 2017, CPO launched its live stream to broadcast its concerts to audiences around the world.
The orchestra’s community outreach program brings music to over 30,000 people, including 10,000 students, annually. This program includes activities such as PHILKIDS and Musical Camps for Kids. PHILKIDS sends musicians to teach music lessons and classes to children in elementary schools who wouldn’t otherwise have access. CPO hopes to support children and empower them with music. Musical Camps for Kids provides musical education to children and families in need, giving people who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity the chance to experience live music. CPO’s musical camps perform over 100 concerts at 15 locations across Calgary, including the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the YMCA. The orchestra also supports children by offering two awards and scholarships to develop musical talents.
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is a large charity with donations and special events revenue of $8.1m in F2018. The charity also collected $4.4m from ticket and service sales. Administrative costs are 11% of revenues less investment income and fundraising costs are 15% of donations. For every dollar donated to the charity, 74 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. CPO’s funding reserves are $39m, of which $18m are donor-endowed. Excluding donor-endowed funds, funding reserves can cover program costs for two years.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to Calgary Philharmonic Society. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on June 21, 2019 by Stefan Tetzlaff.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||11.2%||15.4%||15.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||15.0%||14.0%||17.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||343.9%||406.8%||340.7%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||4,426||4,329||4,663|
|Business activities (net)||(1)||2||(1)|
|Cash flow from operations||1,775||4,712||265|