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What to Expect
After Completing Your Donation

After making your gift, you will receive an email confirmation and can expect an acknowledgment in the mail.

If you would like to send your gift through the mail, you may download a printable version of this form. If you have any questions or would prefer to make your gift over the phone, please call 716-357-6404, or email

While gifts of any amount are most welcome and deeply appreciated, leadership giving is a wonderful way to help sustain the delivery of the Chautauqua experience at the highest quality. For more information on these opportunities, please contact:

Tina Downey

Director of the Chautauqua Fund

(716) 357-6406 |

Secure online donations are accepted through Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

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Chautauqua relies on the generosity of patrons like you whose gifts help deliver high quality and innovative programs designed to inspire, delight and educate. Your gift is an important part of the Promise Campaign and underscores your belief in Chautauqua’s exploration of the best of human values and the enrichment of life.

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Online Donation

Use this form to make an online donation. If this is for something specific, please note that in the comment box

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Chautauqua Institution is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

P.O. Box 28
One Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
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Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit organization, dependent upon your gifts to fulfill its mission. Gate tickets and other revenue cover only a portion of the cost of your Chautauqua experience. A community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Visit our website for more information.