Eleanor B. Daugherty Society

Eleanor B. Daugherty Society

By making a planned gift to Chautauqua Foundation, Inc., you are entitled to become a member of the Eleanor B. Daugherty Society, a group of Chautauquans who have included Chautauqua Foundation in their will or other estate plans. There are over 300 individuals in the Society, ranging in age from 38 to over 100. Society members receive many benefits and most important, as a member we are pleased to thank and recognize you for your generosity in helping to ensure Chautauqua's future.

View a list of members of the Eleanor B. Daugherty Society (as of publication on 7/30/19).

Benefits of Membership

  • Invitation to Daugherty Society luncheon and events
  • Invitations to special tours and/or events hosted by Chautauqua's artistic directors or leadership
  • Invitation to the annual Scholar-in-Residence Program
  • Recognition in community publications and Annual Report on Philanthropy (note: a member's wish to remain anonymous is respected)

Eleanor B. Daugherty

The Society is named in honor of the late Eleanor B. Daugherty, a Chautauquan and retired music teacher from Buffalo, New York. Her major bequest to Chautauqua's piano and religion departments created an enduring legacy and an indelible mark on the Institution, far in excess of her lifetime giving capabilities. The Eleanor B. Daugherty Society is composed of individuals who have chosen to support Chautauqua's mission through charitable bequests, life-income gifts and trusts.

If you have already included Chautauqua in your plans, please let us know so we can recognize and thank you, and welcome you into the Eleanor B. Daugherty Society. (Requests for anonymity are respected.) For more information, contact Jenny Stitely, CFRE, CAP® at 410.598.6845 or jstitely@chq.org or Deborah B. Williamson at 804.721.9930 or dwilliamson@chq.org.

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