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Opera Maine

Organization summary

Type of Nonprofit

Designated as a Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

Category: Arts, Culture and Humanities / Opera (NTEE)

Donations to this organization are tax deductible.

Summary charts: organization finances over time

Revenue
$471k (2023)

Expenses
$516k (2023)

Total Assets
$221k (2023)

Total Liabilities
$19k (2023)

Years with missing data
Source: Form 990 tax filings from 2011 to 2023

Tax Filings by Year

Form 990 is an information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly with the IRS. Nonprofit Explorer has IRS digitized Form 990 data for filings processed in 2012 and later. If this organization filed an amended return, it may not be reflected below. Duplicate download links may indicate a resubmission or amendment to this organization's original return. Form 990 data is from the IRS.

Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2023

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$471,319
Expenses
$516,075
Net Income
-$44,756
Net Assets
$201,984
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $380,472
80.7%
Program Services $97,633
20.7%
Investment Income $3,308
0.7%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$10,094
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $84,507
16.4%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $36,871
7.1%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $220,938
Total Liabilities $18,954
Net Assets $201,984
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Caroline Koelker (Executive Director) $68,094 $0 $0
Dona D Vaughn (Artistic Director) $18,626 $0 $0
Arlene Palmer Schwind (President) $0 $0 $0
Melody Schubert (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Constance Bingham (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Ann Elderkin (Immediate Past President) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Astor (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Anthony Fratianne (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Hunt (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Katherine Mohlin (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Jack Riddle (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Warren Schubert (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
John Serrage (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
April Ylvisaker (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Larry Rubinstein (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Leslie Hart (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Toy Watson (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Serrage (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Peter Plumb (Clerk) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2022

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$549,384
Expenses
$524,078
Net Income
$25,306
Net Assets
$231,906
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $342,610
62.4%
Program Services $114,022
20.8%
Investment Income $25
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$14,659
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $107,386
19.5%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $82,536
15.7%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $37,139
7.1%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $231,906
Total Liabilities $0
Net Assets $231,906
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Caroline Koelker (Executive Director) $60,830 $0 $0
Dona D Vaughn (Artistic Director) $22,480 $0 $0
Arlene Palmer Schwind (President) $0 $0 $0
Melody Schubert (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Constance Bingham (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Ann Elderkin (Immediate Past President) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Astor (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Anthony Fratianne (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Robert Hammer (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Hope (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Hunt (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Katherine Mohlin (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Jack Riddle (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Warren Schubert (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
John Serrage (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
April Ylvisaker (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Larry Rubinstein (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Leslie Hart (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Toy Watson (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Peter Plumb (Clerk) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2021

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$496,794
Expenses
$370,562
Net Income
$126,232
Net Assets
$217,126
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $321,879
64.8%
Program Services $83,555
16.8%
Investment Income $7,906
1.6%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising -$13,334
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $96,788
19.5%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $76,391
20.6%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $24,268
6.5%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $242,096
Total Liabilities $24,970
Net Assets $217,126
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Caroline Koelker (Executive Director) $53,094 $0 $0
Arlene Palmer Schwind (President) $0 $0 $0
Melody Schubert (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Constance Bingham (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Ann Elderkin (Immediate Past President) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Astor (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Kelley Boero (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Anthony Fratianne (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Robert Hammer (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Donald Head (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Hope (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Hunt (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Katherine Mohlin (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Jack Riddle (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Warren Schubert (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
John Serrage (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
April Ylvisaker (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Peter Plumb (Clerk) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2020

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$209,995
Expenses
$149,216
Net Income
$60,779
Net Assets
$90,894
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $192,429
91.6%
Program Services $3,705
1.8%
Investment Income $2,538
1.2%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $11,323
5.4%
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $68,158
45.7%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $12,666
8.5%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $118,129
Total Liabilities $27,235
Net Assets $90,894
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Caroline Koelker (Executive Director) $51,888 $0 $0
Arlene Palmer Schwind (President) $0 $0 $0
Melody Schubert (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Constance Bingham (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Ann Elderkin (Immediate Past President) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Astor (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Kelley Boero (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Anthony Fratianne (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Robert Hammer (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Donald Head (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Hope (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Hunt (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Katherine Reimann (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Jack Riddle (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Warren Schubert (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
John Serrage (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Margaret Wilkis (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
April Ylvisaker (Trustee) $0 $0 $0
Peter Plumb (Clerk) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2019

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$462,138
Expenses
$412,251
Net Income
$49,887
Net Assets
$30,115
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $278,142
60.2%
Program Services $179,144
38.8%
Investment Income $37
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $1,200
0.3%
Net Fundraising $3,615
0.8%
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $68,775
16.7%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $13,758
3.3%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $133,489
Total Liabilities $103,374
Net Assets $30,115

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2017

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$393,229
Expenses
$395,171
Net Income
-$1,942
Net Assets
-$8,307
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $210,050
53.4%
Program Services $162,995
41.5%
Investment Income $40
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $20,144
5.1%
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $65,443
16.6%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $12,548
3.2%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $114,000
Total Liabilities $122,307
Net Assets -$8,307
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Donald Head (Director) $0 $0 $0
James Bucknam (Director) $0 $0 $0
Margaret Wilkis (Director) $0 $0 $0
Anthony Fratianne (Director) $0 $0 $0
John Serrage (Director) $0 $0 $0
Jack Riddle (Director) $0 $0 $0
Constance Bingham (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Warren Schubert (Director) $0 $0 $0
Patricia Bredenberg (Director) $0 $0 $0
Ann Elderkin (Past President) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Astor (Director) $0 $0 $0
April Ylvisaker (Director) $0 $0 $0
Arlene Palmer Schwind (President) $0 $0 $0
Andrew Kalloch (Director) $0 $0 $0
Peter Plumb (Clerk) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2016

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$396,479
Expenses
$397,971
Net Income
-$1,492
Net Assets
-$6,364
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $210,238
53.0%
Program Services $176,961
44.6%
Investment Income $80
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $9,200
2.3%
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $60,883
15.3%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $12,334
3.1%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $118,013
Total Liabilities $124,377
Net Assets -$6,364
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Donald Head (Director) $0 $0 $0
James Bucknam (Director) $0 $0 $0
Margaret Wilkis (Director) $0 $0 $0
Anthony Fratianne (Director) $0 $0 $0
John Serrage (Director) $0 $0 $0
Jack Riddle (Director) $0 $0 $0
Constance Bingham (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Warren Schubert (Director) $0 $0 $0
Patricia Bredenberg (Director) $0 $0 $0
Ann Elderkin (President) $0 $0 $0
Christopher Akerlind (Director) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Astor (Director) $0 $0 $0
Robert Macdonald (Vice President) $0 $0 $0
April Ylvisaker (Director) $0 $0 $0
Arlene Palmer Schwind (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Dana Crovo (Director) $0 $0 $0
Peter Plumb (Clerk) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2015

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$315,885
Expenses
$283,802
Net Income
$32,083
Net Assets
-$4,872
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $194,215
61.5%
Program Services $98,412
31.2%
Investment Income $18
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $23,240
7.4%
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $16,500
5.8%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $36,467
12.8%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $98,083
Total Liabilities $102,955
Net Assets -$4,872
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Dona Vaughan (Artistic Direct) $16,500 $0 $0
Donald Head (Director) $0 $0 $0
James Bucknam (Director) $0 $0 $0
Margaret Wilkis (Director) $0 $0 $0
Anthony Fratianne (Director) $0 $0 $0
John Serrage (Director) $0 $0 $0
Jack Riddle (Director) $0 $0 $0
Constance Bingham (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Warren Schubert (Director) $0 $0 $0
Patricia Bredenberg (Director) $0 $0 $0
Ann Elderkin (President) $0 $0 $0
Christopher Akerlind (Director) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Astor (Director) $0 $0 $0
Robert Macdonald (Vice President) $0 $0 $0
April Ylvisaker (Director) $0 $0 $0
Arlene Palmer Schwind (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Dana Crovo (Director) $0 $0 $0
Peter Plumb (Clerk) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2014

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$352,308
Expenses
$372,610
Net Income
-$20,302
Net Assets
-$36,955
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $206,510
58.6%
Program Services $122,732
34.8%
Investment Income $17
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $23,049
6.5%
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $18,000
4.8%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $37,069
9.9%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $103,320
Total Liabilities $140,275
Net Assets -$36,955
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
Dona Vaughan (Artistic Direct) $18,000 $0 $0
Thomas Aldrich (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Donald Head (Director) $0 $0 $0
James Bucknam (Director) $0 $0 $0
Angela Leblanc (Director) $0 $0 $0
Nathalie Alfine (Director) $0 $0 $0
Margaret Wilkis (Director) $0 $0 $0
Anthony Fratianne (Director) $0 $0 $0
John Serrage (Director) $0 $0 $0
Jack Riddle (Director) $0 $0 $0
Constance Bingham (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Warren Schubert (Director) $0 $0 $0
Patricia Bredenberg (Director) $0 $0 $0
Ann Elderkin (President) $0 $0 $0
Christopher Akerlind (Director) $0 $0 $0
Elizabeth Astor (Director) $0 $0 $0
George E Hissong (Director) $0 $0 $0
Robert Macdonald (Director) $0 $0 $0
April Ylvisaker (Director) $0 $0 $0
Arlene Palmer Schwind (Director) $0 $0 $0
Peter Plumb (Clerk) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2013

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$402,382
Expenses
$378,600
Net Income
$23,782
Net Assets
-$16,653
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $173,312
43.1%
Program Services $197,048
49.0%
Investment Income $0
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $31,936
7.9%
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $86
0.0%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $19,500
5.2%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $33,000
8.7%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $107,034
Total Liabilities $123,687
Net Assets -$16,653

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2012

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$346,816
Expenses
$359,276
Net Income
-$12,460
Net Assets
-$40,435
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $188,264
54.3%
Program Services $145,640
42.0%
Investment Income $132
0.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $12,780
3.7%
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $17,167
4.8%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $59,000
16.4%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $104,212
Total Liabilities $144,647
Net Assets -$40,435

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2011

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$357,429
Expenses
$325,795
Net Income
$31,634
Net Assets
-$27,975
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $235,299
65.8%
Program Services $106,510
29.8%
Investment Income $204
0.1%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $0
Net Fundraising $15,416
4.3%
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $15,000
4.6%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $33,000
10.1%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $95,048
Total Liabilities $123,023
Net Assets -$27,975

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2010

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2009

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2008

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2007

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Sept.
2006

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2005

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2004

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2003

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2002

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2001

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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