As the 2014 season progresses, the Chautauqua Foundation has been hard at work to ensure the Institution’s future on behalf of the entire Chautauqua community.
Throughout the summer, the NOW Generation, made up of Chautauquans aged 21 to 40, has been hosting a variety of events for young individuals and families. Last Wednesday, the NOW Gen gathered at Fowler-Kellogg Art Center for a gallery reception and exclusive tour of the School of Art’s Annual Student Exhibition
Each year, hundreds of Chautauquans pour their time, energy and resources into various volunteer efforts on behalf of the Institution. At 5:30 p.m. this past Tuesday at the Golf Club, a volunteer recognition reception was held to honor those who have participated in the different volunteer organizations at Chautauqua.
Last Saturday along the Chautauqua Boys’ and Girls’ Club waterfront, the NOW Generation hosted its first Summer Fest. With a variety of different events occurring this season, the NOW Generation took advantage of the sunshine at the campus of the oldest day camp in the nation for an afternoon of family activities, volleyball, music and food.
Last Wednesday, the NOW Generation hosted a reception at the Chautauqua Golf Club. The event served as a platform for Chautauqua leaders, members of the NOW Gen Advisory Council and other NOW Gen members to gather and discuss upcoming events and efforts made on behalf of the group
Adam Birkan | Daily File Photo Megan Sorenson, assistant director of the Chautauqua Fund, also serves as staff liaison to
Last Thursday evening, the NOW Generation hosted its second “After Hours” event of the season on the porch of the Athenaeum Hotel. Members of the NOW Generation — a group of Chautauquans in their 20s and 30s who have expressed a strong commitment to the Institution’s future — gathered in a casual environment to mingle with peers, enjoy refreshments and get an exclusive look behind the curtain of Chautauqua Theater Company.
At the center of the NOW Generation’s plan to structure itself into a more ambitious and proactive organization is the formation of its new advisory council.
As dusk painted Chautauqua Lake soft hues of orange and purple, NOW Generation members arrived at the Athenaeum Hotel for a chance to speak casually with Army Maj. James Smith, who had lectured about the role of “military millennials” in contemporary America earlier in the week.
Dan Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, wowed his audience during an exclusive three-day lecture seminar from July 1 to July 3.