Your gifts to The Lakeside Annual Fund support the Chautauqua programs and improvements to buildings and grounds. When you give to The Lakeside Annual Fund, you make a direct and immediate impact upon Lakesiders of all generations and support a place where families and friends can rest, reconnect and renew as a community.


The Lakeside Annual Fund

The Lakeside Annual Fund is our annual fundraising effort to raise dollars for our Chautauqua Program, beautiful gardens, historic buildings and many other critical needs. Your annual gifts provide a critical source of revenue that underwrites virtually every aspect of what renders the Lakeside Chautauqua experience distinctive and unique.

The Importance of the Lakeside Annual Fund

Every year thousands of individuals and families travel to the shoreline to nurture their mind, body and soul. Generosity from you and many individuals helps elevate the experience each year. The gate fee only covers roughly 40% of the Lakeside experience.

Your annual gift supports our Lakeside mission to enrich the quality of life for all people, to foster traditional Christian values and nurture relationships through opportunities for renewal and growth...spiritually, intellectually, culturally and physically...while preserving Lakeside's heritage.

Your Gift Impacts the Lakeside Experience

As part of annual giving, you can designate where your gift goes and how it helps the Lakeside experience. Annual gifts to The Lakeside Annual Fund provide immediate support for:

  • General Support
  • Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile
  • Religious Programs
  • Educational Programs
  • Cultural Arts Programs
  • Recreational Programs
  • Hotels
  • Youth/Team Programs
  • Campground
  • Grounds
  • General Support
  • Lakeside Symphony Orchestra
  • Lakeside Leadership Academy
  • Group Housing
  • Memorial Garden/Chautauqua Park
  • Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus
  • Safety Services
  • Gazebo
  • Rhein Center for the Living Arts

Providing the Lakeside experience each year is hard work and we need your support. Will you step forward this year? You are invited to make a gift today.