Lakeside Ohio

Planning a gift is an investment in the future of Lakeside, a significant way to make a lasting difference and a way to accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.


The founders of Lakeside held great dreams for this Chautauqua community more than 140 years ago. Many Lakesiders recognize how planned gifts will enrich the Lakeside Chautauqua experience for future generations.

The Founders Society was formed to honor those who recognized the importance of investing in Lakeside, and have included Lakeside in their estate planning. Lakeside's future relies on planned gifts made today, that will provide for an enriching Chautauqua experience for the future. The Founders Society honors those who make a gift to Lakeside in the form of:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Life insurance policies
  • Real estate
  • Retirement plans

Establishing these gifts requires the assistance of a knowledgeable advisor to ensure it is customized to fit individual needs. For more information on gift planning, contact your personal attorney or financial planner and the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at (419) 798-5396. Download a Bequest Notification Form and return to the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at 236 Walnut Avenue, Lakeside, OH 43440.


Planning a Gift

Sample Bequest Language

Unrestricted Bequests

An unrestricted bequest is one intended for the best use of and as determined by Lakeside. Such a bequest might read:

"I give to Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, Lakeside, Ohio, the sum of $__ (or __% of my estate or of the trust assets, or all of the residue of my estate or of the trust assets)."

Restricted Bequests

Donors may restrict the usage of their bequests. A restricted bequest might read:

"I give to Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, Lakeside, Ohio, the sum of $__ (or __% of my estate or of the trust assets, or all of the residue of my estate or of the trust assets) to be used by Lakeside for _____ (state the specific purpose)."

Endowment Bequests

An endowment bequest might read:

"I give to Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, Lakeside, Ohio, the sum of $__ (or __% of my estate or of the trust assets, or all of the residue of my estate or of the trust assets) to establish a permanent fund in its endowment which shall be known as the _____ Fund, the income of which shall be used by Lakeside." 

Restricted Endowment Bequests

Donors may restrict the use of endowment bequests. A restricted endowment bequest might read:

"I give to Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, Lakeside, Ohio, the sum of $__ (or __% of my estate or of the trust assets, or all of the residue of my estate or of the trust assets) to establish a permanent fund in its endowment which shall be known as the _____ Fund, the income of which shall be used by Lakeside for _____ (state the specific purpose). If the Foundation determines that the need for funds for that purpose no longer exists, the Foundation is authorized to use the income otherwise in the best interests of Lakeside, maintaining the identity of the Fund."