#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!