Only 8 Days until #GivingTuesday

Posted on November 25, 2013

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, you can be a part of more than 6,000 organizations coming together to celebrate generosity.

#GivingTuesday, a national day of giving, encourages individuals, families and businesses to celebrate the spirit of giving in their communities, inspiring them to give back in unique ways.

Each year, the Lakeside Fund supports the signature Chautauqua program, facility improvements and enhancements across our grounds.

The generosity of many Lakesiders has enhanced the Chautauqua experience over the years. Past examples include the acquisition of the Steinway piano, significant upgrades to Orchestra Hall and Hoover Auditorium, and the development of the children’s Splash Park.

This year, we launched an effort to further beautify the lakefront path, also known as Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile. We also plan to complete phase two of The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park so that Lakesiders can continue to utilize the new trails and enjoy the peaceful setting.

Most recently, a decision was made to renovate Bradley Temple, including a new foundation and interior repairs, as well as children’s programming enhancements. These projects, along with many others, build on a track record of continual improvements.

Will you join Lakeside Chautauqua on #GivingTuesday and give back? Save the date for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, and give a special gift to enhance the Lakeside Chautauqua experience.

To participate, visit on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 to make an online donation, or call (419) 798-5396 with method of payment. Checks may also be made payable to the ‘Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation,’ 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440 with ‘#GivingTuesday’ in the memo line.

Lakeside Chautauqua encourages local non-profits, families, businesses and individuals to join the movement. Currently, more than 2,600 corporate and non-profit organizations have committed to participating in this year’s initiative. For more information about #GivingTuesday, visit

To learn more about how to support the #GivingTuesday Bradley Temple Initiative, visit We also invite you to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #GivingTuesday or share a Lakeside #GivingTuesday article with your friends.