The Chautauquan, winter 2014

As it enters its 85th anniversary year as the musical heartbeat of Chautauqua Institution, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra prepares to celebrate its rich history this summer and take significant steps in shaping its future.

The Chautauquan, winter 2014

The Athenaeum Hotel has announced major plans to improve the overall CHQ experience for all on the grounds this summer, with new dining options for hotel guests and the launch of a full-service restaurant.

Jack and Yvonne McCredie, co-chairs of the Chautauqua Fund, announce the 2013 results and express gratitude to the many wonderful community supporters who generously provided $3,600,669–a new record! While the goal was $3,610,000, we were able to get well over 99% of the way there...affirming the importance of each and every gift, regardless of amount.

Summer is waiting for you at CHQ
June 27 – August 30, 2015

Challenge yourself. Discover a hidden talent. Explore the arts. Inspire a new generation.

Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational and lifelong learning activities.

Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 visitors will stay at CHQ and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages—all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village.

Plan Your Visit Now

#GivingTuesday is a global day of celebration to kick off the season of giving!

The Chautauqua community again joined individuals, families and organizations from all 50 states and in countries around the world on November 28 to support and champion the collective gifts we share in community with one another… gifts of artistic expression, lifelong learning, multi-generational experiences, and treasured moments that lift up the best of human values.

Every act of generosity counts, and each means more when we give together. On #GivingTuesday, millions of people gave to something they love. Everyone has something to give…. Monetary donations large or small, simple acts of kindness, and your active participation in the life of Chautauqua are all meaningful. Thanks to your generosity, approximately 105 families made gifts to Chautauqua on Giving Tuesday, collectively raising over $25,000 to support the annual fund.


How can you get involved on #GivingTuesday?

  • Join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for special announcements, messages from familiar CHQ faces, interactive challenges, and the chance to win fun prizes!

  • Make a gift to the 2017 Chautauqua Fund on November 28 by donating securely online or by phone at (716) 357-6404. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated!

  • Throughout the day on #GivingTuesday, your participation on social media or by making a gift will unveil 10 special video messages from CHQ.

  • Many companies match employee charitable donations (even if you have retired!), so reach out to your HR department and see if your gift can keep giving.


GIFTBASKET 20171115 184403Grand Prize Drawing Winner Announced

As a special thank you for participating in #GivingTuesday, anyone who made a gift to the Chautauqua Fund on November 28—of any size—was entered in a drawing to win a $100 CHQ gift card and Chautauqua Bookstore gift basket. Thank you to all who contributed, and congratulations to Kevin Dietly!