Tax-deductible gifts to the Lakeside Annual Fund will help ensure a successful and vital future for Lakeside Chautauqua. Unrestricted giving is among the most valuable of gifts Lakeside can receive. You might ask yourself, how do I give to Lakeside?

Make a Gift to Lakeside

Online: Making an online donation is quick, easy and secure. Visit to give a gift today.

Phone: You also have the option of providing credit card information over the phone by calling the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246.

Mail: Please make checks payable to the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation and mail to 236 Walnut Avenue, Lakeside, OH 43440.

In-Person: Visit the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation staff at the Legacy House, 217 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440.

Set Up a Monthly Gift

Stand with fellow Lakesiders today and provide much-needed financial support to protect the pillars of Lakeside during this COVID-19 crisis by committing to a monthly gift to the Lakeside Annual Fund.

Lakeside is challenging 200 Lakeside friends and families to unite and support the Lakeside Annual Fund this fiscal year by committing to a monthly gift. If not you, then who will step up to help us protect and maintain Lakeside Chautauqua during these uncertain times?

Commit to a monthly gift to support the area of Lakeside you're most passionate about all year long. Recurring gifts allow you to divide your gift into manageable increments and make it easy to increase your annual donation to reach a higher level of support by establishing affordable, automatic deductions from your credit card, debit card or checking account at the beginning of each month instead of one large gift at year-end.

Establishing a recurring gift is easy — set up your gift by contacting the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or

More information about Monthly Giving

Plan a Gift

The Founders Society honors those who make a gift to Lakeside in the form of bequests, pledged gifts, real estate gifts, life insurance, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, IRA charitable rollover and retirement plans. You can transfer funds directly from your IRA to your favorite area at Lakeside.

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 Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246.

Transfer Stock

A gift through broker-handled electronic transfers provides substantial tax benefits for you. By giving a stock gift to Lakeside, you not only get full credit for the stock gift, but you also do not have to pay taxes on the appreciated value of the stock.The Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation encourages broker-handled electronic transfers only. Due to extensive paperwork, stock certificates are not accepted.

To transfer stock, first notify the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation of your intent by completing and submitting a Stock Transfer Form. Please contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 for the most up-to-date account information.

Matching Gifts

Utilizing a matching gift is a significant and easy way to maximize the impact of your generosity to Lakeside. A matching gift is a donation from the company you work for or have retired from to a charitable organization of your designation. An increasing number of companies are offering matching gift opportunities for both employees and retirees. Each company varies in policy, as well as by their percentage of a match.

Utilizing a matching gift is a significant and easy way to maximize the impact of your generosity to Lakeside Chautauqua. To see if your company has a matching gift program, check with your employer’s Human Resource/Personnel Office.

Shop on AmazonSmile

Give to Lakeside simply by shopping on AmazonSmile, a website that's operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as The only difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products, which are marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation,” are donated to the non-profit of your choice. Login in to, select ‘Lakeside Association’ and start shopping to support Lakeside today.


The Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation invites you to consider volunteering your time to raise financial gifts towards the Lakeside Fund as a Lakeside Fund Ambassador. This fund supports the Chautauqua program each year. Lakeside Fund Ambassadors make visits, phone calls and send personal emails to other Lakesiders and share what the community means to them. To learn more about this volunteer opportunity, contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246.