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MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INC

aka Marcus Performing Arts Center   |   Milwaukee, WI   |  www.marcuscenter.org
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MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INC

EIN: 51-0532407


Mission

The Marcus Performing Arts Center acts as an energizing force that connects our community to the world through collaboration, innovation, social engagement and the transformative power of live performing arts.

Ruling year info

2005

President & CEO

Kevin Giglinto

Main address

929 N. Water Street

Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA

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EIN

51-0532407

Subject area info

Performing arts

Nonprofits

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

Economically disadvantaged people

Artists and performers

NTEE code info

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Student Matinee Series

MPAC's Student Matinee Series features a variety of internationally-renowned performing artists who perform a special 60-minute daytime performance for K-12 students. These performances enhance classroom learning by bringing history, science, and the arts to life via tangible, memorable experiences. All participating schools receive in-depth study materials, containing lesson plans and arts-integration opportunities that can be incorporated into the classroom.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

As part of our continued commitment to engage our communities and diversify our audiences, MPAC has offered a program called Family Nights since 2010. This program engages underserved families in Milwaukee neighborhoods of need to attend live theater and educational artistic performances together. These experiences include orchestra-level seating for the show, a post-performance reception, an opportunity to meet the cast and crew of the show, and transportation. 

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Families
Children

MPAC's FrontRow program connects young people in Milwaukee to the performing arts industry through workshops and engagements with professional artists. Through FrontRow, participants gain hands-on experience in the performing arts and are encouraged to explore, play, and discover their abilities. Program participants engage in high-quality performing arts experiences that draw on the breadth of artists and art forms included in the MPAC season. This free program provides opportunities for youth to engage with performing artists across multiple disciplines in workshops, discussions, and masterclasses that inform, inspire, and provide creative skills development.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Artists and performers
Children
Preteens

Each January, our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration focuses on keeping the impactful legacy of Dr. King alive. This free community celebration highlights the youth in our community who every year interpret Dr. Kings words through art, speech, and writing contests. This program has been a Milwaukee tradition for over four decades.

Population(s) Served
Activists
Children and youth
Students

The Annual César E. Chávez Celebration focuses on educating our communities about the legacy of Chávez, an unselfish advocate of social justice and respect for human dignity.​ Building on the success of MPAC’s Dr. King Birthday Celebration, we engage young people through art, speech, and writing contests and highlight the talented youth in our community.​ This event also showcases numerous cultural organizations in our community.​

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students
Activists

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of audience members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MPAC is seeing growth in attendance numbers post-pandemic.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Marcus Performing Arts Center (MPAC) serves as a performing arts community gathering space in Southeastern Wisconsin, bringing high-quality arts and cultural programming to the region for over 50 years. As a mission-based non-profit organization located in downtown Milwaukee, MPAC strives to act as an energizing force that connects the community to the world through collaboration, innovation, social engagement, and the transformative power of performing arts.

Through multiple performance series and community events, MPAC brings a diverse range of celebrated performing arts to the region. Presented series include Broadway at the Marcus Center, MPAC Presents, Dance, Jazz, National Geographic LIVE, Rainbow Summer, and additional special performances from internationally renowned artists.

MPAC's education, community engagement, and inclusion initiatives provide free experiences both at the Center and within the community that engage young audiences through the performing arts and annually serve students and life-long learners in Milwaukee. Additionally, MPAC serves as home to four major resident companies including Black Arts MKE, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera, and First Stage.

MPAC is proud to be a dedicated War Memorial facility, honoring those who bravely served our country. Through various programming, MPAC serves more than 300,000 people annually throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

Financials

MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.03

Average of 1.20 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

6.6

Average of 4.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

18%

Average of 17% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $1,188,449 -$275,519 $1,317,102 $2,340,455 $7,407,480
As % of expenses 12.1% -2.4% 9.0% 50.8% 43.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $48,513 -$1,822,593 -$177,579 $880,315 $4,948,827
As % of expenses 0.4% -13.9% -1.1% 14.5% 25.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $9,391,500 $14,168,646 $16,616,837 $8,419,632 $24,954,401
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 50.9% 17.3% -49.3% 196.4%
Program services revenue 82.4% 65.9% 72.7% 3.5% 50.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 9.3% 5.8% 4.9% 35.7% 44.0%
All other grants and contributions 7.1% 27.7% 21.8% 57.2% 4.6%
Other revenue 0.9% 0.3% 0.4% 3.6% 0.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $9,806,269 $11,603,384 $14,680,751 $4,608,659 $16,945,995
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 18.3% 26.5% -68.6% 267.7%
Personnel 54.2% 50.6% 43.9% 68.9% 36.8%
Professional fees 3.3% 9.0% 5.4% 10.0% 45.0%
Occupancy 4.5% 3.7% 2.7% 14.2% 5.1%
Interest 0.9% 1.1% 0.8% 2.7% 0.9%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 37.0% 35.6% 47.2% 4.1% 12.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $10,946,205 $13,150,458 $16,175,432 $6,068,799 $19,404,648
One month of savings $817,189 $966,949 $1,223,396 $384,055 $1,412,166
Debt principal payment $0 $390,434 $304,688 $0 $3,084,940
Fixed asset additions $3,392,283 $0 $0 $3,153,558 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $15,155,677 $14,507,841 $17,703,516 $9,606,412 $23,901,754

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.5 2.2 2.4 14.2 6.6
Months of cash and investments 4.5 3.1 3.5 14.2 6.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 6.6 3.8 3.9 16.5 6.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $2,023,485 $2,090,191 $2,879,553 $5,467,445 $9,340,995
Investments $1,642,089 $926,599 $1,378,132 $0 $0
Receivables $423,861 $2,429,167 $3,426,222 $5,053,718 $4,229,050
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $33,393,367 $34,791,961 $34,994,593 $38,446,353 $39,408,040
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 61.6% 64.6% 69.3% 67.7% 72.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 31.1% 28.8% 28.9% 33.7% 17.7%
Unrestricted net assets $13,654,712 $11,832,119 $11,654,540 $12,534,855 $17,483,682
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $2,995,267 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $2,995,267 $3,645,514 $4,734,595 $5,335,521
Total net assets $13,654,712 $14,827,386 $15,300,054 $17,269,450 $22,819,203

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Kevin Giglinto

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/05/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Lori Craig

PNC

Term: 2023 - 2025

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/5/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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