Help Keep History Alive

img_1824We love serving the Upstate and surrounding communities, and providing our communities with the chance to experience history coming to life. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help to keep the Chautauqua experience alive. A donation in any amount is greatly appreciated.

Greenville Chautauqua is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1999, and incorporated in 2003, Tax ID number is 26-0058066.

$1000 Angel   |  $500 Tent Raiser  |  $250 Stage Builder  |  $100 Supporter   |  $50 Friend   |  __ Other

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Donate by Mail

You may also make a donation by check, please mail a check for your donation to:

Greenville Chautauqua, PO Box 9571, Greenville, SC 29604


IRA Charitable Rollover Gift

If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can use your individual retirement account (IRA) to support Chautauqua. Making an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift to us will lower the income and taxes from your IRA required minimum distributions.

Benefits to you:

  1. Avoid taxes on transfers up to $100,000 from your IRA to support Chautauqua.
  2. Satisfy some or all of your Required Minimum Distribution for the year.
  3. Reduce your taxable income even if you do not itemize deductions.
  4. Make a gift that is not subject to the deduction limits of charitable gifts.

Please check with your tax advisor for most current rulings.


Ask Your Employer to Match a Gift

Many Corporate Donors will match employee and retiree donations. To find out if your company offers a similar program, check with your Human Resources Dept.


Support Buncombe Chautauqua

2023 will mark the 23rd anniversary of Buncombe Chautauqua. Each year, we laughed, cried and questioned the likes of Albert Einstein, Harry Truman, Rachel Carson, Carl Jung, Malcolm X, Mark Twain, and Winston Churchill. Buncombe Chautauqua is produced by a stalwart group of volunteers who are passionate about telling our nation’s story and raise the money to put on the shows. Your financial support is greatly appreciated.

Click below and you will be directed to a secure PayPal website where you can donate either with your credit card or your PayPal account. You do not need a PayPal account to donate.

Donate to Buncombe Chautauqua

Or if you prefer to mail your donation, make your check to Greenville Chautauqua, mark it for Buncombe Chautauqua and mail to:

Greenville Chautauqua, PO Box 9571, Greenville, SC 29604

Greenville Chautauqua is the fiscal agent for Buncombe Chautauqua and is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. Their Tax ID is 26-0058066. Contributions on behalf of Buncombe Chautauqua are reserved to be used to produce Chautauqua History Comes Alive programs in Buncombe County, NC.


Donor Privacy Policy

Greenville Chautauqua does NOT sell or share its donor and/or mailing lists with anyone.

All information concerning donors or prospective donors, including their names, the names of their beneficiaries, the exact amount of the gift, size of the estate, or any other information for which there is a reasonable expectation of privacy and/or confidentiality is kept strictly confidential by Greenville Chautauqua, unless written permission is obtained from the donor to release such information.

Donor names and donation level are printed in programs and other published lists.  Donors who wish to remain anonymous must state so at the time of the gift. Completion of the donation remittance envelope or mention of name on any correspondence accompanying the donation is deemed written permission to be included in published lists of donors and donation level.

Donors are welcome to request and receive a complete copy of their records. Only authorized Greenville Chautauqua board and staff are permitted to view donor files. Donor files remain onsite at the offices of Greenville Chautauqua.

Donor Bill of Rights