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Ways To Give


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.

Give Securely Online

Make a gift or pledge payment by credit card here.

Give by Phone

Call (716) 357-6404

Give by Mail

Print blank form, complete and mail. Download the form here.

Gifts can be mailed to:
Chautauqua Foundation
PO Box 28
Chautauqua, NY 14722

Checks should be payable to “Chautauqua Foundation.”  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.

Give Appreciated Securities

You can donate shares of stocks or mutual funds to Chautauqua Institution or Chautauqua Foundation. Please notify the Foundation office at (716) 357-6404 before you initiate the transfer of your stock gift. It is our only way of identifying who the gift is from and we would like to thank you!

Please use the following instructions for any stock gifts you would like to make to the annual Chautauqua Fund, or for gifts to Chautauqua Foundation's endowment.

Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.
Jersey City Office
111 Town Square Place, Suite 310
Jersey City, NJ 07310

Fax: 201-239-5749

DTC #0226
Chautauqua Foundation account CXT-369330
Federal ID #16-6028421

While the process of gifting stock to the Chautauqua Foundation is easily done, gifting mutual fund shares requires additional administrative effort on the part of the donor and the Foundation. We recommend advanced preparation when the timing of a gift is critical. Typically you will have to provide the mutual fund written instructions to make the transfer (although requirements may vary among mutual fund sponsors). This letter requires the signature of all account owner(s) and will have to be guaranteed by a bank or brokerage firm. Click here for a sample letter.

If you would like to make a gift of securities towards a capital gift to Chautauqua Institution, please contact the Chautauqua Foundation office at (716) 357-6404 and notify the Foundation when you initiate the transfer of the securities; it is our only way of identifying who the gift is from and we would like to thank you!


Pledge to make a gift to Chautauqua Institution when it’s convenient for you.  For more information, call (716) 357-6404.

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P.O. Box 28
One Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722
Institution website

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.