161 North Mill St
Lexington KY 40507-1125
Contact Information
Address 161 North Mill St
Lexington, KY 40507 1125
Phone (859) 233-4226
Fax 859 233-7896
Contact Name Allison Kaiser
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1963
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Get involved with LexPhil by volunteering and contributing.  Visit www.lexphil.org to see the great opportunities! 
Contributions by check can be remitted to:
Lexington Philharmonic
161 N. Mill Street
Lexington KY 40507
By phone at: 859-233-4226 
On-line at:     lexphil.org/support-lexphil/make-donation
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement
 As central Kentucky’s only professional orchestra, the Lexington Philharmonic leads by example. LexPhil is guided by an unwavering commitment to its core values of artistic excellence, innovation, collaboration and accessibility.
LexPhil evisions a culture of curiosity for the creation and performance of great music and excitement for the role live orchestral music can play in a vibrant community and education.
The mission of the Lexington Philharmonic is to foster excellence and innovation in the performance and presentation of great music; to enrich the lives of our diverse citizenry; to educate current and future audiences; and to bring distinction to our community through the orchestra's presence and standing.
Background Statement

The Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra began in 1961 as the Central Kentucky Philharmonic Orchestra.  The original group of 60 volunteer musicians was comprised of music faculty from area colleges, universities and the public schools, as well as graduates of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras.  They performed three subscription concerts in their first year.  The orchestra soon adopted the name Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and grew to become the region’s only professional orchestral institution and broadest reaching music organization.

The Lexington Philharmonic, entering its 58th season as central Kentucky's leading music-maker, presents over 170 live concerts and educational programs each year. Its large-scale Season Series concerts feature classical and contemporary orchestral music along with world premieres and renowned guest artists. LexPhil also presents family programs, such as its  Peanut Butter & Jelly Series for preschoolers at neighborhood venues throughout the region. These programs, along with community events and LexPhil's ticket subsidy program, provide a diverse range of accessible live music experiences for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

LexPhil offers extensive educational programs for children and students in K-12, directly reaching over 20,000 children and students each year. LexPhil's "Music Builds" educational platform highlights the importance of integrating music into all subject areas with a special emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. "Music Builds" demonstrates how music supports education through its annual Discovery Concerts and programs at Title I elementary schools throughout central and eastern Kentucky. LexPhil’s popular Instrument Petting Zoo, which provides opportunities for children of all ages to play orchestral instruments, is featured at community events and schools throughout the year.

LexPhil's many artistic collaborations provide excellent training opportunities for high school and college-age musicians and chorale groups. Its New Music Experiment allows student composers to work with professional musicians and composers to refine and rehearse original works. LexPhil provides life-long learning opportunities for adults, including free "Inside the Score" lectures before each Season Series concert.

Impact Statement

LexPhil brings the highest level of artistry to its central Kentucky audiences by performing a diverse and sophisticated repertoire. LexPhil has built a reputation for commissioning new works and presenting world premieres, innovative concert experiences, contemporary music by living composers, collaborative multi-disciplinary programs and renowned and emerging guest artists.  

LexPhil has received numerous grants from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Amphion Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.  These competitive national-level grant programs conduct an extensive review of LexPhil's artistic programming and music quality. These grantors support some of the most innovative and exciting music programs in the country and LexPhil is honored to be counted among them. 

LexPhil encourages the creation of new music in central Kentucky through innovative programs such as its Composer-In-Residence program. Over the past six years, two of LexPhil's resident composers have received national attention and critical acclaim for the scores commissioned and premiered by LexPhil. In November 2018, LexPhil's recording of the world premiere of "No Borders" which it commissioned from composer Chris Brubek, was featured on the nationally broadcast "Performance Today" from American Public Media. This is the second time the Lexington Philharmonic has been selected for this honor.

LexPhil collaborates with over 400 artists each year. From exciting emerging international artists to choruses from local colleges, universities and arts organizations, LexPhil shares its professional resources and showcases the immense musical talent of this region.

Music education is central to LexPhil's mission. Over the last 8 years, LexPhil has designed its "Music Builds" education platform to align with the STEAM movement; STEM + Arts = STEAM. The "Music Builds" platform demonstrates the value of music integration into all subject areas, with a special emphasis on STEM subjects. As a modular system, "Music Builds" is designed to allow educators to select the programs most applicable for their curriculum needs. Through new partnerships, LexPhil has expanded the reach of its education programs to eight Title 1 schools within the Central KY region, as well as schools in rural southern and eastern KY counties that have little or no funding for arts education. 

Needs Statement


LexPhil’s Immediate Needs:

1. Underwriting / Individual and Corporate Sponsor Partnerships to support the “Music Builds Discovery” community education program. This program is vital to reaching and inspiring under-served students across central, southern, and eastern Kentucky in Title I schools by combining science and music in a fun, educational way. Sponsorship of all amounts are needed, to total $100,000 for the 2019-2020 season.

2. Underwriting / Individual and Corporate Sponsor Partnerships for school bus funding to transport under-served students to the Music Builds Discovery Concert at the Singletary Center for the Arts. $5,000 will support the 2019-20 season

3. Underwriting / Individual and Corporate Sponsor Partnerships for our Free Ticket Distribution program benefiting educational institutions and select social service agencies. $25,000 will support the 2019-2020 season

4. Support to train and prepare LexPhil musicians to fulfill our essential education and community outreach roles, serving the communities of Lexington and beyond. $20,000 will support the 2019-2020 season.

Long-Term Needs:

1. LexPhil is in need of an acoustically appropriate performance, rehearsal and education space that can allow us to continue to provide artistic excellence through performance and presentation of great music. With flexible and regular access with up-dated technological capacity/equipment; adequate backstage space; and secure, climate controlled storage for instruments, music and equipment; we can continue to do that.

2. Accessible parking for program participants and concert attendees.


CEO/Executive Director Statement

The Lexington Philharmonic is central Kentucky's leading music-maker. As such, it has a tremendous responsibility to demonstrate the transformational role music can play in the life of each individual, the vitality of our community, and the effectiveness of our teaching and learning platforms.

Music is primal and deeply complex at the same time. Think about how music can illicit powerful memories or set a tone for communal celebration or sorrow. Learning music helps anchor the neurological structure for learning other subjects such as language, science and math. Music, like visual art, literature and architecture is one of the primary marks that we leave for future human-kind, and is the most universal and visceral of all communication tools.

In America, music is everywhere and the opportunity to consume music is instantaneous. Through electronics and the internet, we can access any kind of music desired, at any time. You might think that with this kind of self-contained accessibility, the need for live orchestral music is diminished and unnecessary. But it is the accessibility of music today that drives the desire for live, communal music experiences. In a world that is increasingly dependent on interfacing with electronics for collective and individual communication, we need more opportunities to engage collectively face-to-face, shoulder-to-shoulder with activities that bring out the best in human nature.

Geographic Areas Served
Anderson County
Bourbon County
Clark County
Fayette County
Franklin County
Jessamine County
Madison County
Mercer County
Scott County
Woodford County
Boyle County
Montgomery County
Whitley County
Pulaski County
Breathitt County
Cumberland County
Wayne County
Garrard County
Lincoln County
Wolfe County
Washington County
Rockcastle County
Rowan County
Russell County
Warren County
Letcher County
LexPhil primarily serves central Kentucky, with a regular radio reach into eastern and southern Kentucky. LexPhil reaches students from many eastern and southern Kentucky counties through its in-school educational programs and Discovery Concerts.  Since the 2010-2011 season, LexPhil has provided bus subsidies for students in rural and under-served schools. LexPhil has increased live performance opportunities in eastern and southern Kentucky through partnerships with corporations, schools and other non-profits.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.
LexPhil is committed to building a culture of curiosity, expectation and excitement around orchestral music. We advance this goal through adventurous artistic programming that showcases the important contributions of living composers and emerging artists parallel to the classics. LexPhil also advances this goal through an institutional commitment to proactive and engaging music education.
By presenting diverse, collaborative, multi-disciplinary programming and actively engaging individuals in the joy and benefits of  music, LexPhil challenges preconceptions about orchestral music and expands the regions understanding and appreciation of this valuable live-art form.
LexPhil places great value on artistic creation, evidenced through its Composer-in-Residence program. By bringing the most talented composers to Lexington, we have increased its reputation nationally as a creative production center.
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?
LexPhil outlined five key areas when it mapped it's strategic plan in 2016 that will provide support to building a culture of curiosity, expectation and orchestral music in our community and region. They are:
Governance - To build LexPhil's leadership capacity and effectiveness so the Board of Directors can be stronger advocates who can ensure the organizations current and future fiscal health and mission viability.
Fiscal Accountability - To ensure the short and long-term financial sustainability through strong Board fundraising leadership and well-integrated staff efforts.
Branding and Relevance - To ensure LexPhil's position as a regional cultural leader resulting in heavily attended concerts and high demand for music education.
Institutional Culture - To become more responsive and nimble, known as an organization of excellence with an optimistic culture and principled treatment of all stakeholders, resulting in growth of audience, support and reputation.
Venue - To work and perform in venues that provide the highest quality audience experience, that ensure artistic and financial goals are met, and provide understanding of the potential for a new performance venue.
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?
LexPhil has served central, eastern and southern Kentucky as the only professional orchestral organization for over half a century. The organization has strong, long-term supporters that have patiently, caringly and passionately moved the organization forward so that today, it is highly respected on a national level for its artistic excellence and on a state and local level for its commitment to music in education. 
LexPhil is the largest employer of artists/musicians in the region and has worked with hundreds of local, regional and national artists and arts organizations as collaborators and partners. LexPhil has a dedicated Board of Directors and a seasoned musician corps. LexPhil's key employees; Scott Terrell, Music Director and Conductor, and Allison Kaiser, Executive Director have decades of successful experience in their respective areas of responsibility.
 Scott Terrell, Music Director & Conductor, has been recognized by audiences and music critics to have elevated the quality of LexPhil's artistic vision and music-making. He regularly guest conducts larger, highly-regarded orchestras such as the Colorado Symphony, Arizona Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Philadelphia Orchestra. He has established professional relationships with seasoned and emerging artists across the world of music. As a result, LexPhil often has the opportunity to engage highly-talented artists before they are heralded on the international stage. Through Mr. Terrell's leadership, LexPhil seeks out opportunities to perform works by living composers and maintains high standards for rehearsal, performance, evaluation and auditions.
 Executive Director, Allison Kaiser, has over 30 years of leadership experience with large and small non-profit arts organizations, emphasizing strategic development. Ms. Kaiser has led LexPhil in strategic planning and restructuring the areas branding & marketing, financial management & reporting, and designing LexPhil's popular education platform, "Music Builds." Under her leadership, LexPhil has had expanding audiences and operating surpluses for the last few years. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr Carol McLeod DVM
Company Affiliation Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association
Term June 2017 to June 2019
Board Members
Mr Jim BaldridgeFifth Third BankVoting
Mr Larry BeachRetired PhysicistVoting
Dr. Marcielle de BeerUniversity of KentuckyVoting
Mr. Colmon Elridge IIINational Center for Interstate Compacts, DirectorVoting
Ms Marin FiskeTransylvania UniversityVoting
Mr John GardnerWells Fargo AdvisorsVoting
Dr Jim Gayretired CardiologistVoting
Ms. Lyle HildenbrandtRetired RNVoting
Ms. Lou Hedrick JonesRetired AttorneyVoting
Ms. Ellen KarpfCommunity VolunteerVoting
Mr Stephen MalloryCentral BankVoting
Ms Denise McClellandRetired AttorneyVoting
Dr. Carol McLeod DVMEquine VetrinarianVoting
Ms Jackie Hamilton SaykalyRetired Marketing & Arts ProfessionalVoting
Mr Andrew SparksDickinson Wright, PLLCVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 60%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Co-Chair
Term July 2017 to June 2019
Standing Committees
Human Resources / Personnel
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Community Outreach / Community Relations
CEO Comments
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Allison Kaiser
Term Start Aug 2010
Email akaiser@lexphil.org
Experience  Allison Kaiser began her career in 1983 as Director, Community Arts Program for the Greater Louisville Fund for the Arts, where she developed and implemented new programs to aid emerging artists and arts organizations throughout Louisville. She then spent many years working with major arts organizations in South Florida.

 In 1985, Allison joined the Broward Performing Arts Center Authority as Communications Coordinator. She crafted the initial public relations plan for a newly established public/private performing art center authority in Broward County,Florida, which was responsible for building a major performing arts center to serve South Florida. Allison then was promoted to Director, Friends of the Center Program. In this role, she worked to build the foundation for annual support for the new center.

 After leaving the Broward Performing Arts Center Authority in 1987, Allison was the Development Manager for the Miami City Ballet as it grew from a start-up organization to an acclaimed international corps. In 1993, Allison joined the New World Symphony, "America's Orchestral Academy", as its Development Director. As Development Director, Allison focused on building a sustainable advancement program for the fast-growing organization.

 Allison returned to Kentucky, and in 1999, became the Executive Director for the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, an organization working to preserve and promote Kentucky’s rich heritage of art and craft. Prior to joining LexPhil, Allison served as Executive Director for the Lexington Art League from 2003 until 2010. In that role, Allison guided the organization through significant strategic planning and reorganization.

Allison is an active member of the community, working to ensure that the arts are tightly woven into the fabric of the community.

Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 150
Contractors 76
Retention Rate 80%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 9
Caucasian 70
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1 (disability)
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 44
Female 40
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
Peter Kucirko1999 - June 2010
Senior Staff
Title Music Director & Conductor

Scott is in his sixth season as LexPhil's Music Director and Conductor. Since joining LexPhil in April 2009, he has led the orchestra in a significant transformation to align with the organizational values of artistic excellence, collaboration, innovation and accessibility. Scott is passionate about engaging the broadest possible community in music as listeners, musicians, composers and advocates. His programming has expanded the orchestra’s repertoire and enhanced the national reputation of the organization through new music, multi-media and inter-disciplinary projects. Through LexPhil collaborations with high schools, colleges and youth performing arts groups, Scott dedicates a tremendous amount of time and energy to educating emerging musical artists. Scott frequently guest conducts for orchestras around the nation, such as the Aspen Music Festival, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Arizona Opera.

From 2005-2009, Scott served as Resident Conductor of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO), where he was artistic leader and conductor of the Backstage Pass Series, Charleston Pops Series, and Out of the Box concerts. In 2006, he was appointed to Director of Education Programs for the CSO, where he doubled the number and scope of their educational offerings and added neighborhood Kinder Konzerts, Adopt-a-School residencies and High School Curriculum Connections programs. Under his direction, the orchestra further expanded its educational offerings by adding a new Family Concert series.

In 2003, Scott made his highly successful European debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, leading a two-week Bernstein festival including orchestral performances as well as vocal recitals where he served as both pianist and host. Leading an extremely talented international cast, Scott conducted selections from On the Town and West Side Story, as well as concert performances of Candide. Further demonstrating his mastery of operatic repertoire, Scott debuted with Opera Colorado in 2002, leading an acclaimed production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. In 2006, he received international rave reviews when he returned to Opera Colorado to lead Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio. Scott was chosen as a fellowship conductor in 2000 for the inaugural season of the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival under Music Director, David Zinman. At the conclusion of that summer, he was awarded the Aspen Conducting Prize, an honor only given by Mr. Zinman for exemplary musicianship and promise.

Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually

LexPhil Season Series

Here today, Hear forever: The Season Series anchors the LexPhil season, starting in early fall and culminating in late spring. Featuring established and emerging guest artists, a diverse repertoire of classical and contemporary music and multi-disciplinary collaborative programs, the Season Series is LexPhil’s most visible offering. The 2019-20 Season Series will include 6 large-scale concerts presented on Friday nights at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, Kentucky.

Season Series concerts include free pre-concert "Inside the Score" lectures by LexPhil's Music Director and Conductor, musicians and guest artists. These presentations delve into the history, composers, genre and techniques of the pieces being played that evening.

Budget 8000000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short Term Success Short-term success will be defined by growing audiences to achieve "sold-out" or near "sold-out" concerts; increased funding for the innovative work LexPhil is accomplishing despite it's relative small size; and LexPhil's ability to continue to attract the best emerging talent and artistic partners to work with it due to its growing reputation for artistic excellence.
Program Long term Success
Long-term success will be defined by a robust community,and regional response to the concerts and educational programs offered by LexPhil.
An ideal state for LexPhil will be to achieve recognition by local leadership and national orchestral music experts/institutions for the innovative work it is doing as a small regional orchestra.
Program Success Monitored By Success is monitored by audience growth, audience and critical response; success in attracting funding and success in attracting the best emerging artistic talent and artistic partners.
Examples of Program Success
LexPhil continues to gather national and international acclaim for its artistic excellence. In 2018, LexPhil was awarded a prestigious national grant by the League of American Orchestras to bring music enrichment into KY's Appalachian region. Partnering with the City of Whitesburg, LexPhil offered our Music Builds curriculum to a summer youth camp program and performed a micro-concert of the city park's main stage. More than 600 people attended these programs, and many of them lived in surrounding counties.
In November 2018, LexPhil's commissioned work "No Borders" was broadcast on NPR's "Performance Today", which has a national and international listenership of 1.2 million. 
Description Music Builds Education Programs for School Students (primary grades)

Music Builds is LexPhil’s education platform Music Builds provides schools with programs and resources that demonstrate the value of integrating music into the teaching of core subjects, such as science, math and reading. Music Builds includes Discovery Concerts at area concert halls, in-school programs throughout the year, and curriculum materials that facilitate use of music as a teaching tool in general education classrooms. LexPhil has developed specific programs for most curriculum areas including the four areas of STEM education: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Music Builds STEAM programming debuted in the 2014-2015 school year and has been in high demand since its introduction. This year LexPhil was asked to give a special presentation on Music Builds STEAM at the Kentucky Science Teachers Association Conference.

Budget 100000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short Term Success Program short-term success is defined by demand for the program from primary and middle school educators; evaluation and feed back from educators who have participated in the "Music Builds" platform and LexPhil's ability to attract funds for this program. For example, due to demand for the "Music Builds Discovery" concert program, LexPhil has added a concert in the 16-17 season.
Program Long term Success LexPhil will define long-term success by helping to keep regular music education in public schools. 
Program Success Monitored By Regular evaluation and feedback from educators who participate in the Music Builds platform is used to continually evolve the program and track effectiveness. 
Examples of Program Success
LexPhil has quadrupled the number of Title I schools served by the "Music Builds" platform in the past 2 years, growing from 2 to 8 Title I schools served. 
LexPhil has added a second concert hall performance of "Music Builds Discovery" in the 16-17 season due to demand.
Description LexPhil Youth Concerts:

Peanut Butter & Jelly Series – These programs are designed for preschool children.  They include a 30-minute, interactive ensemble performance followed by LexPhil's Instrument Petting Zoo and a snack. PB&J concerts are presented at various locations throughout the region including libraries, schools, community centers, art museums, equine facilities, nature sanctuaries and historical sites.

Instrument Petting Zoo -- LexPhil's Instrument Petting Zoo includes over 20 orchestral instruments for children to explore and play.  LexPhil staff and volunteers take the Instrument Petting Zoo to over 100 schools and community events throughout central, southern, and eastern Kentucky each year.
Countdown to Kindergarten -- Summer concert program and Instrument Petting Zoo for students entering kindergarten presented in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools.
Budget 100000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Musical Performances
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Music Education Programs for Music Students (middle school, high school, college/university) 
  -Open Rehearsals - Opportunities for music students to attend working rehearsals and see how LexPhil's professional musicians and guest artists prepare for a concert.
- Guest Artist Engagement -- Special outreach programs, master classes and concerts featuring LexPhil's guest artists.

 -  Collaborative Concerts.  LexPhil's Music Director and professional musicians work directly with middle school, high school, college and university music students involved in LexPhil's collaborative concert programs.  LexPhil works with over 30 different school and community-based arts ensembles each year.

Budget 40000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Performing Arts
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), Adults
LexPhil participates in large-scale community concerts, such as Picnic with Pops at the Keeneland Meadow and Lexington Fayette Urban County Government's (LFUCG) free Patriotic Concert at Transylvania University.
LexPhil presents special holiday concerts, such as a Cathedral Christmas at the Cathedral of Christ the King and its New Year's Eve Celebration at the Lexington Opera House.
Program Comments
CEO Comments
LexPhil's programs and partnerships build social capital, improve community identity and connectedness, showcase local artistic talent, and contribute to Lexington's economic viability. LexPhil is featured at community events, such as Picnic with the Pops. Its high-level artistic quality elevates central Kentucky's artistic community and overall appeal to new businesses and professionals. LexPhil's increased focus on education helps fill the void left by the declining role of arts in schools.

LexPhil leaves a large economic footprint by contracting over 400 artists and arts production experts annually, drawing concert-goers downtown to support local restaurants and merchants, and retaining local entertainment income. LexPhil's impact is enhanced by the outreach activities its guest artists conduct with LexPhil when in town.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2016
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
LexPhil places a premium on strong community relationships and is proactive in exploring new opportunities for collaboration. In addition, the Music Director conducts in-depth rehearsals with local high school and college choral and instrumental groups selected to perform with LexPhil.

LexPhil regularly partners with 30 - 50 local/regional arts organizations, such as:

1). Artistic Partners: local high school, university and community choruses, local theatrical and dance organizations, regional professional music organizations such as Kentucky Opera.

(2) Concert, Program & Audition Venues: Singletary Center, Lexington Opera House, Keeneland Meadow, Lyric Theater, EKU Center for the Arts, Cathedral of Christ the King, First Presbyterian Church, St. Peter & Paul School, Salato Wildlife Education Center, Hearing & Speech Center, Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Fifth Third Bank, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, KET, UK Healthcare, Eastern State Hospital, Carnegie Center, Lexington Art League, UK School of Art, Life Adventure Center, Lexington Farmers Market.

(3) Education & Community Programs: Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, Fayette County Public Schools, Scott County Elementary Schools, UK Healthcare, East Kentucky Power Cooperatives, KET Network, STEAM Academy, Providence Montessori School; Lexington Public Library; Jessamine County Public Library; Woodford Public Library; MayFest; Woodland Art Fair; LexArts; and LFUCG.

(4) Free Ticket Program: Central Music Academy, Imani Life Center, Greenhouse 17, Vet Tix, Partners for Youth, Fayette County Public Schools.

(5) Media/Programming partnerships: LEX 18, WEKU Public Radio, WRFL, UnderMain.

(6) Other: UK Art Museum (pre-concert events); UK College of Fine Arts and EKU (internship programs); and UK HealthCare (artist-in-residence program).

Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $1,332,595.00
Projected Expenses $1,321,615.00
Endowment Value $2,600,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5%
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$1,293,995$1,290,204$1,202,829
Total Expenses$1,264,405$1,273,137$1,260,619
Revenue Less Expenses$29,590$17,067($57,790)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$40,734$33,159$48,584
Individual Contributions$621,621$640,700$574,710
Investment Income, Net of Losses$104$105$114
Membership Dues$4,795$5,500$3,470
Special Events$15,455$19,113$11,955
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$111,919$1,021,368$992,409
Administration Expense$174,582$175,527$187,796
Fundraising Expense$6,572$76,242$80,414
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.010.95
Program Expense/Total Expenses9%80%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$165,129$190,734$176,656
Current Assets$158,903$181,703$161,005
Long-Term Liabilities----$30,054
Current Liabilities$183,262$238,457$211,392
Total Net Assets($18,133)($47,723)($64,790)
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments
The endowment for the Lexington Philharmonic Society is under the authority of the Lexington Philharmonic Foundation, a legal entity separate from the Lexington Philharmonic Society. The Lexington Philharmonic Society is the programming and operations entity.  The audit includes combined financial information for both the Lexington Philharmonic Society and the Lexington Philharmonic Foundation.
Address 161 North Mill St
Lexington, KY 405071125
Primary Phone 859 233-4226
Contact Email development@lexphil.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Allison Kaiser
Board Chair Dr Carol McLeod DVM
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association