#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving on Tuesday, May 5 that was launched to help nonprofits and organizations meet the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19.

You're invited become part of this special day by giving a gift today or committing to a monthly gift to the Lakeside Annual Fund. Help provide critical support to Lakeside NOW in preparation for the difficult summer ahead.

Lakeside needs your support NOW more than ever!

This is an unusual time in the world and at Lakeside, and we need your help.

Roughly 72% of Lakeside’s funding comes in from April-August. Budgeted revenue for this year from all attendance-related activities, including season passes, daily gates fees, parking, hotels, groups and event fees, totaled $5.8 million. Lakeside is expecting attendance-related revenue with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to be less than half of what was budgeted.

Lakeside is taking this expected loss seriously and is implementing immediate steps to reduce overall costs through staffing and programming cuts for 2020. It’s going to be a difficult summer ahead, and we can’t expect a traditional Lakeside summer experience. Now more than ever, Lakeside needs your support to help bridge the gap.

How can I help Lakeside?

Stand with fellow Lakesiders to provide much-needed financial support by giving a gift NOW or committing a monthly gift to the Lakeside Annual Fund.

Give a Gift Now! Set Up a Monthly Gift

Monthly gifts allow you to give in manageable increments through convenient automatic deductions from your credit card, debit card or checking account. Every dollar counts, and monthly gifts add up in a big way, making it easy to increase your annual donation and reach a higher level of support without giving one large gift at year-end.

The maintenance and continuity of Lakeside’s grounds, programming, facilities and operations depends upon your timely generosity and support.

For more ways to give to Lakeside, visit our How to Give page. You'll find information about donating online, mailing a check, giving a donation over the phone, using an employer's matching gift program or giving in honor or memory of a loved one.

Thank you! Your collective support as a community will make a significant impact at Lakeside today, tomorrow and for future generations.