Ways to Give
There are many ways to donate to Chautauqua. In addition to giving online, by mail, or by phone, you can also support the Chautauqua Institution by joining the Bestor Society, making a planned gift, or asking your employer about a gift-matching program.
Gifts in support of the Chautauqua Fund or capital projects should be directed to Chautauqua Institution (Federal ID# 16-0758844). Gifts to endowment should be directed to the Chautauqua Foundation (Federal ID # 16-6028421).
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Make a gift or pledge by credit card or with a checking or savings account here. Secure and mobile-friendly!
Give by Phone
Give by Mail
Print blank form for gifts to the Chautauqua Fund or capital gifts, complete and mail:
Gifts to the Chautauqua Fund or in support of capital projects can be mailed to:
Office of Advancement
PO Box 28
Chautauqua, NY 14722
Checks should be payable to “Chautauqua Institution.”
Print blank form for endowment gifts, complete and mail:
Gifts to endowment can be mailed to:
PO Box 28
Chautauqua, NY 14722
Checks should be payable to “Chautauqua Foundation.”
For all checks, designations to funds or program areas should be indicated on the memo line of the check or in accompanying correspondence. Please do not send cash through the mail.
By supporting the Chautauqua Fund you are helping to provide a place where issues of the day are explored and the arts continue to flourish.
Regularly the Institution seeks philanthropic support for the major renovation of existing structures and the construction of new program and residential facilities.
Planned gifts are deferred contributions which you can make through your will, retirement plan, trust, or other life-income plan, to name but a few options.
It is rare that in the course of our everyday actions we have the unique opportunity to so directly shape the life of a young person and to help propel his or her artistic future. And yet, that is precisely what a scholarship gift does.
You can donate shares of stocks or mutual funds to Chautauqua Institution or Chautauqua Foundation.
Monthly gifts provide Chautauqua with a consistent base of support that is essential to delivering the highest caliber programming.
The key attributes of unspecified and other forms of endowment are permanence, in the form of resources secured and stewarded for the perpetual benefit of Chautauqua; predictability, that is, the one financial resource in the annual budgeting exercise that can be known in advance of the conduct of the program; and either flexibility or certainty.
Chautauqua welcomes gifts that celebrate relationships and our connections with others.
Without the philanthropic assistance provided by corporate sponsorships, Chautauqua would be unable to present the artistic and cultural programming that so enriches the quality of life in this region.
Honor Your Host
Did you discover Chautauqua through friends or family who invited you to experience this community as a guest in their home? If you would like to thank your host for their hospitality, please consider making a gift to the Chautauqua Fund in their honor.
A matching gift is a donation from the company you work for—or have retired from—to a charitable organization of your designation.