Grant Thornton International sponsors Chautauqua programming for third year in a row

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During Week Six, Chautauquans will explore “The Changing Nature of Work” through a number of lectures and different events. This week of programming is sponsored by independent audit, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton.

“Whether it’s technology transforming our workplace, how we prepare and educate people for employment, or the way our jobs intersects with our personal lives, the working world is changing dramatically,” said Jim Brady, chief operating officer.

Brady said the company is happy to spur conversation on this topic, as “work culture is transcending from the nine-to-five into our everyday lives and society more broadly.”

In the previous two seasons, an entire week was underwritten by Grant Thornton. In 2016, the company sponsored Week Three’s morning lectures, “Moral Leadership in Action,” and the morning lectures for Week Eight in 2017, “Media and the News: Ethics in the Digital Age.”

Brady said Grant Thornton continues to sponsor programming at the Institution because “the exchange of ideas offered through Chautauqua mirrors how our firm works.”

Brady said at Grant Thornton, employees strive to challenge conventional thinking to build something greater.

“At Grant Thornton, we pride ourselves on working collaboratively with our clients to drive excellence and disrupt the status quo,” Brady said. “We’re thrilled to be returning as sponsors of Chautauqua Institution and Foundation.”

For information on sponsorship opportunities at Chautauqua, contact Tina Downey, director of the Chautauqua Fund, at 716-357-6404 or

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