#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. On Dec. 3, 2019, 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 landmarks - the Pavilion!


Thank YOU for making #GivingTuesday a success!

Today, we celebrate YOU and give thanks for your kindness, compassion and generosity on #GivingTuesday!

The Lakeside community has deep roots and ever-growing branches, and seeing Lakesiders come together to honor the past and foster the future is a true testament for your love and commitment to this special place.

This #GivingTuesday, nearly 350 Lakesiders opened their hearts and generously gave more than $270,000 towards enhancements to the Pavilion! What an extraordinary amount of support from so many thoughtful individuals and families!

In addition, gifts were given to the Lakeside Endowment and the Lakeside Annual Fund, specifically to the four Chautauqua pillars, waterfront, group housing, grounds and more.

Loved ones were also celebrated and remembered with gifts honoring birthdays, anniversaries and the lives of Lakesiders who have recently passed away.

You've made an impact...

Because of your awe-inspiring support on #GivingTuesday, the following upgrades will be made to the Pavilion:

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

Your gifts will help preserve and enhance this structure for years to come. Thank you! In addition, we’re excited to commemorate the Rev. Irwin and Janet Jennings by naming the Pavilion East Deck in their honor.

You've inspired others to give...

Your kindness on #GivingTuesday was a point of inspiration to the staff here at Lakeside Chautauqua. And because of it, the staff came together to give a $5,000 gift. Generous members of the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation then matched the staff’s gift, making a combined total donation of $10,000 towards the Pavilion! Lakeside is grateful for your shining example of thoughtful generosity.

Several Lakeside organizations also stepped forward on #GivingTuesday to make a significant impact, and we wish to thank the Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society (LESS) , the Society of Old Salts (S.O.S.) and the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society (LWBS) for their generous support.

LESS' gift will help to enhance the Pavilion with LED exterior lighting. These new lights will increase energy efficiency and improve sustainability. The Pavilion and waterfront are near and dear to members of S.O.S. and LWBS. Therefore, these two organizations graciously donated to support improvements to the area. To learn more about these generous Lakeside organizations, visit lakesideohio.com/community/organizations.

Thank YOU again for your love and support of Lakeside!

We give thanks for all the gifts and blessings bestowed upon Lakeside on #GivingTuesday and every day. Each gift helps to transform the lives of Lakesiders by providing opportunities for renewal and growth while nurturing mind, body and spirit. Thank you!


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 a past 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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