Lakeside Chautauqua is excited to introduce our Pillar Sponsorship Program, a new way of giving for the 2020 season and beyond. As you know, the Lakeside experience is an exploration and enrichment of life through the four Chautauqua pillars: religion, education, cultural arts and recreation.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities for individuals and businesses are available so that you can fund the Lakeside pillars and programming you love most. By becoming a Pillar Sponsor, you and/or your business will provide much needed support to the Chautauqua programs and the mission of our great community. This new sponsorship program allows you, the donor, to give directly to your interests and passions at Lakeside.

There are many creative ways to become a Pillar Sponsor. Some examples are listed below. All sponsorship rates are dependent on the total cost to underwrite the Chautauqua program of your choice.

Overall costs of programming in each sponsorship level may vary. Additional funds raised through your sponsorship will go to support the overall Chautauqua program.

If interested in becoming a Pillar Sponsor, contact Alana Tarry, Director of Development, at atarry@lakesideohio.com or (330) 608-6291; or Michael Shirtz, Interim Senior V.P. of Programming, Advancement & Communications, at mshirtz@lakesideohio.com or (419) 798-4461, ext. 110.


Chautauqua Season Sponsorship (season-long) - $50,000

Sponsor your favorite Lakeside program (performances, lectures or events) throughout the entire Chautauqua season.

Sponsorship Dates Description

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra

July 27-Aug. 14

Summer season sponsorship supporting Lakeside’s flagship performing arts ensemble. Help underwrite the costs of the symphony’s music, rehearsals and performances.

Shuffleboard

Season

Support the overall operational costs of one of Lakeside’s favorite pastimes.

Tennis & Pickleball

Season

Support the overall operational and court costs of South Lakeside’s tennis and pickleball centers.

Rhein Center

Season

Help underwrite the costs and operations of Lakeside’s favorite arts center, offering more than 2,000 classes every summer for all interests and generations in the arts.

Chautauqua Education & Heritage

Season

Support the incredible educational programs that bring lectures, seminars, heritage programs and activities for all ages.

Religious Life

Season

Support the incredible work of expanding faith and religious life opportunities at Lakeside through Worship Services, Vespers by the Lake, seminars and workshops for all ages.


Weekend Hoover Entertainment Sponsorship (one Friday or Saturday show) - $30,000

Sponsor one of our high-caliber Friday or Saturday performances during the Chautauqua season.

Sponsorship Dates Description

Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone

June 20

Sponsor the Chautauqua season opening night concert with Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone.

Wynonna & The Big Noise

June 27

Sponsor this Saturday concert with Wynonna & The Big Noise.

Brass Transit: The Musical Legacy of Chicago

July 10

Sponsor this Friday tribute show featuring the music of Chicago performed by Brass Transit.

Paul Reiser

July 11

Sponsor this Saturday show with comedian Paul Reiser.

Sons of Serendip

July 17

Sponsor this Friday concert with NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” finalists Sons of Serendip.

Tony Danza: Standards & Stories

July 18

Sponsor this Saturday show with actor, singer, dancer and Broadway/TV personality Tony Danza.

Debby Boone “A Song for You”

July 24

Sponsor this Friday show with Grammy Award-winning singer Debby Boone.

America

July 25

Sponsor this Saturday show with the legendary 1970s band America.

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra  Pops Concert with Melinda Doolittle

July 31

Sponsor this Friday Lakeside Symphony Orchestra concert  with “American Idol’s” Melinda Doolittle in a night of soul.

David Victor: The Hits of Boston & More

Aug. 1

Sponsor this Saturday show with David Victor, former guitarist of the legendary band Boston.

We Are Messengers

Aug. 8

Sponsor this Saturday concert with the contemporary Christian band We Are Messengers.

Blood, Sweat & Tears

Aug. 15

Sponsor this Saturday concert with the Grammy Award-winning jazz rock band Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Home Free

Aug. 22

Sponsor this Saturday show with the popular country a cappella group Home Free.


Series Sponsorship - $20,000

Sponsor a series of programs under a pillar, such as select lectures, seminars or family shows of your choice.

Sponsorship Dates Description

Family Night in the Park Series

Season

Sponsor the Sunday evening shows at the Steele Memorial Bandstand in Bettinger Park.

God Squad & Children’s Church

Season

Sponsor Lakeside’s beloved God Squad program, led by Chip Richter, and Sunday’s Children Church service.

The Underground/Teen Center

Season

Sponsor the activities and programs of The Underground/Teen Center.

Wednesday Family Entertainment Series in Hoover

Season

Sponsor the Wednesday family/children’s shows in Hoover (doesn’t include Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Family Concerts).

Orchestra Hall Movies

Season

Become the season sponsor and help underwrite the costs of presenting summer movies at Lakeside.

Lakeside Symphony Family Concert

July 29 & Aug. 5

Sponsor the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra’s Family Concerts featuring young soloists, interactive activities, featured stories like “Where the Wild Things Are,” and more.

Health & Wellness Series

Season

Sponsor the popular Health & Wellness Series featuring experts, organizations and speakers on a variety of topics.

Chautauqua Lecture Series

Season

Sponsor the popular Chautauqua Lecture Series, featuring scholars, historians and speakers on a variety of topics.

“Invite, Ignite, Inspire!” Church Revitalization Conference

Aug. 30 – Sept. 2

Serve as a main sponsor for the new Church Revitalization Conference, where clergy, church leaders and volunteers come to together to study with leaders on building the church for the future.


Theme Sponsorship - $10,000

Sponsor a week-long activity or event theme at Lakeside, such as a seminar series, gardening programs and special weekends.

Sponsorship Dates Description

Middle Grade Madness (MGM)

Season

Support the MGM program that brings music and faith opportunities to middle schoolers.

Family Night Picnic

Season

Support everyone’s favorite family picnics in Perry Park on Wednesday evenings.

Religious Life Music

Season

Support the various music programs for Hoover Community Worship, Dockside Worship and evening Vespers by the Lake.

Wooden Boat Events

Season

Support Lakeside’s wooden boat rides and activities and help to underwrite the operational costs.

Tennis Clinic with JoAnne Russell & Steve Vaughan

June 20-24

Support this special Tennis Clinic featuring lessons and classes with professional players/instructors JoAnne Russell and Steve Vaughan.

Fourth of July Weekend

July 3-5

Support the excitement of the Fourth of July, including the Children’s Bike Parade and Float Parade, music in Bettinger Park, fireworks, etc.

Lakeside Pickleball Clinics

July 13-23

Support these special Pickleball Clinics, featuring lessons and classes with professional players/instructors.

All Lakeside Tennis Tournament

July 27-31

Support this annual tennis tournament for Lakesiders.

Week 8, Life Scholars Program:
Great Composers

Aug. 10-13

Support lectures and seminars by noted scholars on the lives and works of Great Composers, while celebrating the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Week 9, Life Scholars Program:
The 19th Amendment

Aug. 17-20

Support lectures and seminars by noted scholars/historians with an in-depth study of the suffrage movement and 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Week 10, Life Scholars Program:
The World of Art

Aug. 24-27

Support lectures and seminars by noted scholars and art experts exploring aspects of art in the world today and throughout history.

Fellowship of Associate Members & Local Pastors Retreat

Aug. 23-26

Support a time of reflection for inspirational United Methodist clergy who are often bi-vocational.

Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 4-7

Support the excitement of the Labor Day weekend,  including music in Bettinger Park, fireworks, etc.


Event Sponsorship (one program) – $5,000

Sponsor a single event within your favorite Lakeside pillar.

Sponsorship Dates Description

Trio da Vinci

June 23

Support this Hoover concert with Max Rabinovitsj’s Trio da Vinci.

Family Entertainment: DuffleBag Theatre presents “Peter Pan”

June 24

Support this Wednesday family/children’s show featuring DuffleBag Theatre and their unique version of “Peter Pan.”

Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

June 25

Sponsor this Hoover concert with New Orleans jazz and swing’s Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass.

Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway

June 26

Sponsor this Hoover concert paying tribute to Broadway’s most celebrated shows.

Blues & BBQ Festival

June 28

Support this festival along the lakefront featuring BBQ food truck vendors, fun for all and blues music.

Chautauqua Choral Festival

June 28

Support this festival and Hoover concert paying tribute to American music.

Family Entertainment:
The Jason Bishop Show

July 1

Sponsor this Wednesday family/children’s show with magician Jason Bishop.

The K-Tel All Stars

July 2

Support this Hoover concert with tribute to K-Tel Records’ famous 1970s artists and music.

Under the Streetlamp

July 3

Support this Hoover tribute concert featuring 1950-1970s radio hits.

FLY Dance Company

July 7

Support this Hoover show featuring the theatrical dance of FLY Dance Company, where hip hop and street dance meet all musical genres.

Family Entertainment:
The Passing Zone

July 8

Sponsor this Wednesday family/children’s show with award-winning juggling duo The Passing Zone

The Malpass Brothers

July 9

Support this Hoover concert paying tribute to the best of Nashville’s golden age.

Sanyuka Children’s Choir

July 12

Sponsor the performance and visit of Sanyuka Children’s Choir at the Hoover Community Worship Service and Family Night in the Park show.

Summer Band Directors’ Workshop with Jon Waters

July 12-14

Director Jon Waters leads a workshop for music educators and band directors to develop skills and opportunities to improve their band programs.

The Raleigh Ringers

July 14

Support this Hoover performance with the internationally acclaimed and entertaining bell choir from Raleigh, N.C.

Family Entertainment: Alex Zerbe “The Zaniac Comedy Show”

July 15

Support this Wednesday family/children’s show featuring comedy, juggling and magic.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

July 16

Sponsor this Hoover concert featuring the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra and music of the Big Band era.

Ernie Haase + Signature Sound

July 21

Sponsor this Hoover concert featuring one of the most popular Southern Gospel groups.

Family Entertainment:
Aaron Radatz

July 22

Support this Wednesday family/children’s show with illusionist Aaron Radatz.

The Everly Brothers Experience

July 23

Support this Hoover tribute show highlighting the music of the Everly Brothers.

Good Lovelies

July 30

Support this Hoover concert featuring a trio of talented vocalists and songwriters.

Sarah Susanka

Aug. 4

Sponsor this Hoover lecture with architect and best-selling author Sarah Susanka.

The Celtic Tenors

Aug. 6

Sponsor this Hoover concert featuring Celtic music, exhilarating classics and popular contemporary songs.

Family Entertainment:
Chip Richter & The Munks

Aug. 12

Support this Wednesday family/children’s show with Lakeside’s own Chip Richter.

Letters Aloud

Aug. 13

Sponsor this Hoover show featuring real stories and letters read aloud by a series of actors.

Annette Baldwin “The Long Road to Victory”

Aug. 18

Support this Hoover show of Annette Baldwin’s portrayal of leaders of the suffrage movement.

GeezCats

Aug. 19

Sponsor this Hoover concert celebrating the golden age of rock.

Bobby Horton “The Long Steel Rail in America”

Aug. 20

Sponsor this Hoover concert reflecting on the legacy of the American railroad with songwriter Bobby Horton.

Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience

Aug. 21

Support this energetic and engaging Hoover performance with singer Shaun Johnson.

Folk Legacy Trio

Aug. 28

Support this Hoover concert featuring former members of The Kingston Trio and The Diamonds playing music of the 1950-1970s folk era.

Mike Albert & the Big “E” Band

Aug. 29

Sponsor this Hoover concert with Lakeside’s favorite annual tribute show to Elvis.

Brass Band of the Western Reserve

Sept. 4

Support this Hoover concert consisting solely of brass instruments.

Billy McGuigan’s Pop Rock Orchestra

Sept. 5

Support the final Hoover concert of the summer with Billy McGuigan’s Pop Rock Orchestra.

Preachers of the Week ($5,000)

Varies

Preachers of the Week are supported by endowments and sponsorships throughout the season. Learn more about becoming a Preacher of the Week sponsor by contacting the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation.

Chautauqua Lecture Series

June 22-23

June 24-25

June 29-30

July 1-2

July 6-7

July 8-9

July 13-14

July 15-16

July 20-22

July 27-29

August 3-4

August 5-6

Women in Sports

Biodiversity & Our Changing Planet

Harold Lloyd: Hollywood Legend, supported by Peter & Debbie Stephens

Bringing Nature Home

Democracy in America

Lake Erie’s Shores & Islands

Thomas Edison: His Life & Legacy

Great Lakes Adventures

The Making of the Bible

The (Black) American Literacy Experience

Korean Religion & Culture

Technology & Travel with “PC Mike”

Dimensions of Wellness ($5,000)

Varies

Support the new Dimensions of Wellness programs at the Wellness Center, Hotel Lakeside Dining Room and various areas of Lakeside that focus on the nine dimensions of wellness. Sponsorship includes one week of programming that highlights a different dimension each week. Dimensions explore social, emotional, environments, occupational, financial, intellectual, physical and spiritual elements. Learn more about becoming a Dimensions of Wellness sponsor by contacting the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation.


Contributing Sponsorship – $1,000

Join fellow Lakesiders to support the Lakeside pillar or pillars of your choice:

religion, education, cultural arts, recreation and youth/teen programming. Give to the various areas that you love and are passionate about.

Example: A group of tennis enthusiasts combine their gifts to support a tennis clinic for all ages; a group of past lifeguards collectively give to support youth swimming lessons; a family or individuals give to God Squad, etc.


Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Sponsorship Levels

Below are examples of the sponsorship opportunities for the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra; only available July 27-Aug. 14, 2020. Next year's sponsorship opportunities will be available at a later date. Symphony sponsors will be listed in the symphony program/booklet during the summer.

Sponsorship Dates Description

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Season ($50,000 Season)

July 27-Aug. 14

Summer season sponsorship supporting Lakeside’s flagship performing arts ensemble. Help underwrite the costs of the symphony’s music, rehearsals and performances.

Pops Concert ($30,000 Hoover Main)

July 30

Support the overall operational costs of one Lakeside’s historic favorite pasttimes.

Lakeside Symphony Family Concerts ($15,000 Series Sponsor)

July 29 & Aug. 5

Sponsor the symphony’s family concerts featuring young soloists, interactive activities, and stories like “Where the Wild Things Are,” and more.

Symphony Concert ($10,000)

Season

Help underwrite the costs and operations of this Lakeside Symphony Concert (doesn't include Pops Concert)

Conductor's Circle ($7,000)

Season

Help underwrite the costs of major works and groups such as Verb Ballet, etc.

Symphony Soloist ($3,500)

Season

Help underwrite the costs of guest artists and soloists featured with the symphony

Master Works ($2,000)

Season

Help underwrite the costs of musical selections, such as symphonies, concertos, etc. and help the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra build their repertoire library for this season and into the future.

Symphony Pillar ($100-1,000)

Season

Support this favorite Lakeside tradition by being a contributor or giving to the Lakeside Symphony Endowment.


Contact Us

Overall costs of programming in each sponsorship level may vary. Additional funds raised through your sponsorship will go to support the overall Chautauqua program.

If interested in becoming a Pillar Sponsor, contact Alana Tarry, Director of Development, at atarry@lakesideohio.com or (330) 608-6291; or Michael Shirtz, Interim Senior V.P. of Programming, Advancement & Communications, at mshirtz@lakesideohio.com or (419) 798-4461, ext. 110.