#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. On Dec. 3, you're invited to become a part of this special day by giving to the Lakeside Annual Fund in support of the Lakeside's iconic landmark - the Pavilion!


Help Preserve the Pavilion

Serving as a symbol of the community for 110 years, the Pavilion is easily the most recognized landmark in Lakeside Chautauqua. Although the building has endured many phases and facades overtime, the Pavilion has remained an integral part of the Lakeside experience.

The first Pavilion, built in 1909, remained intact until 1961. Due to its age and several structural damages, it was torn down to make room for a more modern version. The second pavilion was built in 1961. And in 1988, the newest Pavilion, inspired by the 1909 structure, was dedicated and is still admired by Lakeside families and friends today. Read more...


#GivingTuesday Project Details

The Pavilion has received minor repairs over the last 31 years.

Your support as a community on (or before) #GivingTuesday Dec. 3 will help raise money to update the Pavilion with the following:

  • ADA accessible ramp to the West Deck
  • Replace the stairs & repair structural rot
  • Rewire & enhance Wi-Fi capabilities
  • Add a fresh coat of paint
  • Install new LED exterior lighting
  • Replace Pavilion Upper Room windows
  • Add heating & cooling in the Pavilion Upper Room
  • Upgrade or replace Carillon & Pavilion clock motor

Additional upgrades will occur as funding allows. Scroll down to give a gift.


Pavilion East Deck to be named in honor of the Rev. Irwin & Janet Jennings

In addition to the critical upgrades listed above, this year's #GivingTuesday will commemorate the Rev. Irwin and Janet Jennings, as Lakeside will be naming the Pavilion East Deck in their honor.

Beloved longtime Lakesiders, the Jennings have given much to the community. Irwin has served as Chair of the Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors and recently retired as the Dockside Worship Service Coordinator after 12 years. Janet has served as President of the Lakeside Women’s Club and has supported the Dockside Worship Service alongside her husband.

This #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3), give a special gift (below) in honor of the Rev. Irwin and Janet Jennings by designating your gift to the 'Lakeside Fund - Pavilion,' and help us celebrate their service to the Lakeside community.


Jump in & Participate

You're invited to give a gift on (or before) Tuesday, Dec. 3, to enhance the Pavilion! For more ways to give, visit lakesideohio.com/giving/how. Your support will make an impact on the lives of Lakesiders for generations to come. Thank you for making a difference!

  • Donate Online: Making an online donation is quick, easy and secure. Give a gift on (or before) Tuesday, Dec. 3, and designate your gift to the 'Lakeside Fund - Pavilion'
  • Mail a Check: Make a check payable to the ‘Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation,’ Attn: #GivingTuesday, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio 43440 with ‘Pavilion Project’ in the memo line.
  • Give by Phone: Call us at the Legacy House at (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 to give a gift over the phone.
  • Double the Impact: Check with your employer's matching gift program to double the impact of your donation.
  • Set Up Recurring Gifts: Affordable monthly gifts allow you to divide your Lakeside gift into manageable increments through convenient automatic deductions from your credit or debit card. Call (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 to start the process.
  • Give in Honor or Memory of a Loved One: Make a donation in honor or memory of a family member, friend or co-worker. Include an address, and we'll send them a notification of your special gift.

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