The way Dr. Christine Cassel sees health care, physicians have two fundamental responsibilities: First and foremost, physicians must take care of their patients as best they can. But Cassel also believes physicians need to serve as stewards of society’s resources.
“Successful nonprofits are dominated by committed volunteers,” said Geof Follansbee, CEO of the Chautauqua Foundation, on Aug. 15 at the annual Volunteer Recognition Reception honoring both Chautauqua Fund and planned giving volunteers.
Third-generation Chautauquan Courtney Curatolo started her time at Chautauqua Institution attending Children’s School and Boys’ and Girls’ Club. It seems fitting that her activities at the Institution have matured along with her; she now serves as president of the Chautauqua Women’s Club.
To tackle an issue as prodigious as the state of health care in America, Chautauqua Institution has committed to a three-year forum in which health care will be explored in great length, beginning this week and continuing in Week Nine of 2014 and again in 2015. Fortunately, the Institution has help in this huge undertaking. The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine will serve as presenting sponsor of the health care forum this week and through 2015, and Independent Health, an insurance provider located in Buffalo, N.Y., will be this week’s supporting sponsor.
Actress, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith is just one woman. But this is easy to forget when Smith is onstage presenting her “deeply individual and deeply moving” documentary theater pieces, said Sherra Babcock, Institution vice president and Emily and Richard Smucker Chair for Education.
Ellen and Bob Gottfried are going to be retiring soon, and it’s not because they’ll be turning 65 — it’s because they want to be able to spend their summers enjoying Chautauqua Institution.
When Winifred Crawford Dibert created the Winifred Crawford Dibert Foundation with the intent of aiding organizations in the Jamestown, N.Y., area, she made two specific requests in the foundation’s charter statement: First, she wanted to direct the foundation’s support to organizations that provided assistance for children in need. Second, Dibert hoped that the foundation would be able to allocate funding to organizations that were important to her, many of which she gave to throughout her life.
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.
Ten years ago, after countless times passing an unsold property lot on Root Avenue, Ed Paul and his wife, Lois, stopped and surveyed the landscape. Ed examined the odd and rather steep slope of the property.
For more than two decades, the Hultquist Foundation has been a proud sponsor of the Music School Festival Orchestra, and this year is no different, as the foundation continues its scholarship support for MSFO students.