Chautauqua is privileged to have the support of community partners who make possible maintaining the standard of excellence for programming which is the hallmark of the CHQ experience. Without the philanthropic assistance provided by community partners, Chautauqua would be unable to present the artistic and cultural programming that so enriches the quality of life in this region.
Every effort is made to tailor sponsorships so they meet the specific desires of community partners. By offering diverse forms of promotion—which vary according to the desired level of visibility and a partner’s general needs or expectations—there is an intrinsic flexibility with sponsorship opportunities. Examples include sponsoring a lecture (including the highly visible 10:45 am lectures featuring renowned speakers), a symphony performance, a weekly lecture series, or an Amphitheater special event.
Popular evening shows in the Amphitheater have included often sold-out performances by artists and entertainers such as Sheryl Crow, Smokey Robinson, The Avett Brothers, Harry Connick Jr., The Beach Boys, Wynonna Judd, and Garrison Keillor. Complimentary tickets as well as additional benefits, recognition and discounts are provided community partners, their clients, and/or employees.
Some sponsors also elect to host a private reception at the Athenaeum Hotel before the performance.
Tina Downey, CFRE
Director of the Chautauqua Fund