Chautauqua Institution depends upon philanthropic donations to continue with its mission and we encourage everybody to participate in its fund raising efforts. As part of those efforts, we ask that you consider dedicating all or part of your donation specifically to support the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. It's not just important; it's vital.
A beloved colleague, talented violinist and long time Chautauquan and CSO member, Mary Whitaker, was taken from us in 2014. In her honor, a memorial fund was established to which many people have contributed. Contributions are tax deductible and administered through the Chatuauqua Foundation. Your donation to that fund is ear marked to specifically support the CSO and thus ease the financial burden on Chautauqua's general revenues which otherwise would be necessary to sustain this programming.
Would you please consider supporting this effort? Contributions are made to the Chautauqua Foundation but please write on your check and cover letter your instructions that it be directed towards the "Mary Whitaker Memorial Fund." Not only do you honor Mary, but you help sustain her beloved CSO so that it will be here for you and your family for decades to come.