Endowed Gifts

Your Gift Can Last Forever

An endowment gift to the Chautauqua Foundation today provides a brighter picture for the Institution's future programming and mission. When you make a donation to an endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at Chautauqua. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

An Example of How It Works

Woman smiling Longtime supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure Chautauqua continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Susan and Charlie make a $25,000 donation to Chautauqua, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie qualify for a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Jenny Stitely, CFRE at 716.357.6409 or jstitely@chq.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the Chautauqua Foundation in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Chautauqua Foundation, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 28, One Ames Avenue, Chautauqua NY 14722
Federal tax ID number: 16-6028421

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