Transforming lives to their fullest capacity for physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual well-being.

Annual Scholarships

  • $90,000 to $99,000 awarded each year to undergraduate and graduate college, university and seminary students!

  • Relieved college tuition burden for nearly 900 students in 10 years!
  • Nearly $ 1 Million in scholarships awarded over the last 10 years!

Personal & Career Development for Young Adults

  • Learn & Discern Internships at Chautauqua

  • 14 internships successfully completed followed by scholarship awards
  • Option for Internship to receive college credit
  • Pivoted to virtual internship during pandemic

Personal and Professional Career Renewal for Clergy

  • 200 clergy in 15 years hosted for a week’s vacation of relaxation and rejuvenation at the Chautauqua Institution

Spiritual Development

  • IOKDS Chapel at Chautauqua open to the public for interdenominational meditation 3,654 summer days since 1963

Personal Development Vacation

  • 52 guest bed accommodations available for 63 summer nights at our three IOKDS houses on the Chautauqua Institution grounds
  • Total of 3,276 nights of rest available each year for an affordable donation

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“It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution.  It’s also a very clear path to happiness.”