Annual Report | Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua 2015 - Page 4

Letter from our Treasurer and 2015 Financials

Letter from our Treasurer and 2015 Financials

Financial Statement

Pre-audit figures
OPERATING REVENUES
Ticket Sales & Handling Fees
$ 1,237,077
Total Contributions
358,670
Sponsorships ( Shows , TSR , Bart Bus , Tours )
$ 191,439
Individual Donations
106,389
Grants
42,504
Keepers of the Magic Raffle
10,752
Big TAP ChautauquaFest ( Net Income )
7,586
Big Top Gift Shop
85,356
Projects , Advertising , Interest , Misc .
32,781
Touring
30,577
Total Operating Income
$ 1,744,460
OPERATING EXPENSES
Total Programming Expenses
$ 1,098,332
Big Top Summer Series
$ 1,028,002
BTC / BCO Tours
35,027
Tent Show Radio ( TSR )
35,303
Office & Organization
218,647
Publicity & Marketing
90,412
Development
74,343
Tent & Grounds
66,379
Big Top Gift Shop
60,572
Management / Administration
50,240
Depreciation
40,000
Total Operating Expense
$ 1,698,925
Net Profit /( Loss )
$ 45,535
Other Revenues and Expenses
KEEPERS Donations
$ 127,680
Restricted Canvas Fees
49,567
Miscellaneous Income
470
Box Office Software-Balance
( 29,221 )
KEEPERS Expenses
( 27,763 )
Major Purchases ( computer , projector , van , merch tent )
( 24,316 )
Total Other Revenues & Expenses
$ 96,417
This year , Big Top Chautauqua hosted another stellar show season which garnered a high level of patron support . Ticket sales combined with the support and generosity of our donors , season and show sponsors , and the newly-formed KEEPERS group , all helped to keep Big Top on solid financial footing .
We thank you for being part of the very fabric of Big Top : those that care about our beautiful big blue tent and what it represents , and those who actively support us so we can continue providing inspiration and enrichment . It is difficult to convey our gratitude with a simple Thank You but please know our appreciation is enormous and sincere .
Big Top Chautauqua will continue with its high level of performances , attentive service and effective fiscal planning . Our future is bright and we look forward to continuing this exciting journey with you .
With sincere thanks ,
Therene Gazdik Board Treasurer
2015 Operating Revenues 71 % Ticket Sales & Handling Fees 11 % Sponsorships 6 % Individual Donations 5 % Big Top Gift Shop 2 % Grants 2 % Projects , Advertising , Misc ., Interest 2 % Touring 1 % Keepers of the Magic Raffle < 1 % Big TAP ChautauquaFest
2015 Operating Expenses 65 % Programming 13 % Office & Organization 5 % Publicity & Marketing 4 % Development 4 % Tent & Grounds 4 % Big Top Gift Shop 3 % Managment / Administration 2 % Depreciation
Did you know ? Mt Ashwabay owns and operates the food & bar concessions . All proceeds benefit the Ashwabay Outdoor Educational Foundation .
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