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Chautauqua Foundation Board of Directors


Timothy Renjilian, Chair

Atlanta, Georgia

Director since: 2017
Committee membership: Audit, Development Council, Executive Committee (Chair), Finance, Investment, Nominating & Governance, Personnel, Strategic Planning


Brett Altman

Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania

Director since: 2022
Committee membership: Audit Committee, Finance Committee 

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David Anderson

Hingham, Massachusetts

Director since: 2015
Committee membership: Development Council, Executive Committee, Investment, Nominating & Governance (Chair)


Betsy Bechtolt-Magley

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Director since: 2021
Committee membership: Development Council, Personnel


Stacey M. Berger

New Orleans, Louisiana

Director since: 2022
Committee membership: Development Council, Investment Committee 


Susan Bosland

Alexandria, Virginia

Director since: 2022
Committee member: Nominating & Governance Committee, Personnel Committee 

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Andrew L. Camden

Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Director since: 2001
Committee membership: Executive Committee, Investment (Chair), Nominating & Governance


Bert Clark

Atlanta, GA

Director since: 2023
Committee membership: Audit, Investment


Erroll B. Davis, Jr.

Atlanta, Georgia

Director since: 2021
Committee membership: Investment, Strategic Planning


Charles Denton

Brookhaven, Georgia

Director since: 2021
Committee membership: Audit, Nominating & Governance

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Charles S. Gamble

Dunedin, Florida

Director since: 2018
Committee membership: Finance, Investment, Strategic Planning

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Michael E. Hill, Chautauqua Institution president

Washington, D.C. and Chautauqua, New York

Director since: 2017- ex-officio
Committee membership: Executive Committee, Finance and Investment Committees

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Nancy Kyler

Staunton, Virginia

Director since: 2019
Committee membership: 
Audit,Development Council, Personnel

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Craig Marthinsen, Vice Chair

Toronto, Ontario

Director since: 2018
Committee membership: Finance, Investment, Executive Committee

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Anne Odland

Washington, D.C.

Director since: 2014
Committee membership: Audit (Chair), Executive Committee, Finance

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Anne Hoyt Scavone

New York, New York

Director since: 2018
Committee membership: Executive Committee, Personnel (Chair), Nominating & Governance


Richard J. Osborne

Charlotte, North Carolina

Director since: 2022
Committee membership: Development Council (Chair), Finance

Sheila Schroeder

Sheila Schroeder, Treasurer

San Francisco, California

Director since: 2017
Committee membership: Executive Committee, Finance (Chair), Investment, Strategic Planning (Chair)

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George T. Snyder

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Director since: 2013
Committee membership: Audit, Executive Committee, Personnel, Strategic Planning


Candy Maxwell, Institution Chair

Cantonsville, Maryland


Timothy Renjilian • Chair

Craig Marthinsen • Vice Chair

Sheila Schroeder • Treasurer

Deborah E. Moore, CPA • Executive Director

Kimberly Rowe • Corporate Secretary

Former Directors

Wilson C. Price (1937-62) • Mrs. E.J. Bellinger (1937-63) • Mrs. L. D. Boal (1937-55) • Samuel M. Hazlett (1937-56) • James H. Matthews (1937-39) • Walter Roberts (1937-59) • David L. Starr (1937-51) • Mrs. Livingston Hunter (1939-41) • Mrs. Dorothy Smith (1943-50) • Walter F. Rittman (1950-54) • Harold F. Reed (1951-71) • Mrs. Walter F. Rittman (1955-64) • Paul N. Anderson (1955-65) • Walter C. Shaw, Jr. (1956-74) • John D. Hamilton (1959-71) • Samuel P. Price, Sr. (1962-95) • Mrs. Dorothy W. Cook (1964-87) • Lewis W. Morgan (1964-90) • Nancy Miller Arnn (1965-89) • Richard H. Miller (1971-95) • J. Donald Patton (1971-84) • Howard G. Gibbs (1974-90) • Oscar E. Remick (1975-76) • Robert S. Bargar (1976-94) • Mrs. Mary B. McDowell (1976-82) • John S. Rogers (1976-86) • David H. Carnahan (1976-2000) • George L. Cornell (1976-2001) • Joseph A. Neubauer (1977-83) • Robert R. Hesse (1978-83) • Richard L. Bechtolt (1982-2006) • Daniel L. Bratton (1983-2000) • Edward P. Boyle (1984-94) • Frank E. McElree, Jr. (1984-96) • H. David Faust (1986-88) • Mary Frances Cram (1987-93) • Robert B. Osburn (1989-96) • Harold F. Reed, Jr. (1989-2001) • Eugene S. Cohen (1990-98) • George L. Follansbee, Jr. (1990-2004) • Hal A. Fausnaugh (1990-94) • R. Quintus Anderson (1991-95) • William F. Hill, II (1991-2005) • Patricia Goldman (1992-2003) • Marilyn G. Levinson (1992-2000) • William H. Park (1993-2005) • William G. Karslake (1994-95) • James G. Groninger (1994-2014) • William R. Goodell (1994-2019) • Thomas R. Bromeley (1995-2001) • vic gelb (1995-2011) • Selina P. Johnson (1996-2008) • Wilfred R. Konneker (1996-2006) • Lowell K. Strohl (1996-2010) • Miriam S. Reading (1997-2006) • Susan Moran Murphy (1998-2018) • Martin Coyle (2000-2003) • Wendy Cohen (2001-2011) • Scott McVay (2001-2003) • Alan Short (2001-2005) • John H. Connolly, Jr. (2003-2018) • Fred C. Gregory (2004-2008) • John W. Burden, III (2005-2007) • Kathryn Lincoln (2005-2011) • Christopher Lytle (2005-2014) • I. Hale Oliver (2005-2013) • Lauren Rich Fine (2006-2020) • Steven W. Percy (2007-2015) • Char Fowler (2008-2012) • John A. Corry (2008-2013) • John E. Anderson (2008-2016) • Gary M. Brost (2010-2016) • Thomas B. Hagen (2011-2017) • John Kobacker (2011-2016) • Laura P. Currie (2012-2017) • Cathy L. Bonner (2013-2019) • William M. James (2013-2020) • P. James Brady (2015-2016)• John A. Milos (2016-2019) • Richard Wade (2016-2020)

Former Board Leadership

Walter Roberts (August 1937 to August 1957)

Harold F. Reed (August 1957 to August 1967)

John D. Hamilton (August 1967 to August 1971)

Richard H. Miller (August 1971 to August 1996)

William H. Hill (August 1996 to August 2002)

Lowell K. Strohl (August 2002 to August 2008)

Steven W. Percy (August 2008 to August 2015)

Cathy L. Bonner (August 2015 to August 2019)

Committee Structure

The work of the Chautauqua Foundation is overseen by seven committees: Development Council, Executive, Finance, Audit, Investment, Nominating and Governance, and Personnel. With the exception of the Development Council, which is a joint committee with the Chautauqua Institution, each committee has a minimum of three voting members and includes the chair and the executive director. The number of the additional members shall be determined by the chair. Meetings of any committee may be called by the chair or by a vote of the majority of all members of the committee.


The Executive Committee is chaired by the Chair of the Board, is empowered to act on behalf of the corporation in any matter when the board is not in session, except election of Directors and officers, appointment or termination of the executive director, or amendment to the by-laws, which powers shall be reserved for the full board.


The Audit Committee’s responsibility lies in assisting the Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibility to oversee managements conduct of financial reporting and disclosure, system of internal controls and compliance, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and the independent auditors qualifications, performance, and independence.


The Finance Committee is responsible for the review and oversight of the Foundation’s audit and finance functions and related communications, and to recommend to the Foundation Board of Directors policies,  guidelines and objectives based on that review and oversight.


The Investment Committee recommends to the Board policies, guidelines, and objectives for the deployment of all the financial assets of the Foundation. The Committee will monitor this deployment on a continuing basis for consistency of investment philosophy, return relative to objectives, investment risk, and the performance of the Foundation’s financial advisors.


The Personnel Committee recommends personnel policies to the Board and monitors the execution thereof. The committee specifically audits the implementation of the performance appraisal systems and personnel policies, assists the Board in setting the goals for and reviewing the performance of the Foundation’s executive director, and reviews the personnel policies of the Foundation to assure that these policies are consistent with the Institutions personnel policies.


The Nominating and Governance Committee is a standing committee of the Chautauqua Foundation, Inc. charged with ensuring the effective recruitment and performance of the Foundation’s Board of Directors and governance of the Foundation. The recruiting objective requires the committee to assess on a continuing basis the skills and characteristics needed on the board, assemble, maintain, evaluate, and amend a list of potential candidates for nomination, maintain contact with the Nominating Committee of the Board of Trustees, increase the knowledge base about and cultivate potential candidates, provide appropriate information and motivation to those requested to consider nomination for election, nominate candidates to the membership for election and terms of office, and ensure an appropriate orientation process.


The Development Council is a standing committee of both the Chautauqua Foundation Board of Directors and the Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees and serves as the primary interface between the two organizations on the issue of philanthropy. Its role is to discuss, evaluate, and recommend policies and actions to the Chautauqua Foundation and Institution boards on all matters affecting the philanthropic development of Chautauqua.