Grant Thornton sponsors Week Eight morning lectures

Independent audit, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton LLP is underwriting the 10:45 a.m. lectures in the Amphitheater for the entirety of Week Eight: “Media and the News: Ethics in the Digital Age.”

This is the second year the company has underwritten an entire week of programming, after sponsoring the Week Three morning lecture platform of the 2016 season.

“Access to information is an innovation driver for people individually and for businesses,” said Jim Brady, chief operating officer for Grant Thornton. “Media is a significant part of all of our lives, and Grant Thornton wants to explore those topics that resonate with our clients, our people and the communities in which we live and work.”

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions and civic and religious organizations, and focuses on serving organizations that pursue growth holistically.

Brady, who has served on both the Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees and the Chautauqua Foundation Board of Directors, has been coming to Chautauqua with his family since 2003.

“Grant Thornton’s sponsorship of the Chautauqua Institution and Foundation aligns with our goal of being a peer convener and contributing to the greater good,” Brady said.

For information on sponsorship opportunities at Chautauqua, contact Tina Downey, director of the Chautauqua Fund, at 716-357-6406 or

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Meaghan Wilby covers the Lincoln Series in Applied Ethics as well as special lectures and programs, and works with the Chautauqua Foundation to cover development activities. Originally from New Zealand, she recently graduated from Allegheny College with a B.A. in English. She played four years of varsity basketball at Allegheny and was an editor for The Campus newspaper for two years. She can be reached at