Lewis Miller Circle
The Lewis Miller Circle recognizes Chautauquans ages 40 and under who demonstrate a commitment to building a stronger Chautauqua by making gifts of $250 or more to the Chautauqua Fund. Lewis Miller Circle contributions provide for an immediate impact on innovations to the experience at Chautauqua, supporting the full range of programming for patrons of all ages.
Jennifer S. Stitely, CFRE, CAP®
Associate Vice President of Advancement
Looking to Chautauqua’s Future
The Lewis Miller Circle’s dedication and financial support are helping build a stronger Chautauqua, one that will continue to welcome and nourish young professionals, families and artists for generations to come. Both one-time and monthly gifts count toward eligibility in the Lewis Miller Circle. Gifts can be made securely online or by calling 716.357.6404. Please note the Lewis Miller Circle when making your gift.
Born in 1829, Lewis Miller was ahead of his times…. An Ohio inventor and industrialist—as well as father-in-law to Thomas Edison, innovator, machinist, later philanthropist, and visionary co-founder of the Chautauqua Movement on the shores of Chautauqua Lake—his legacy endures at Chautauqua Institution, and inspires us to consider the difference one person can make.