Meredith Meyer and Salam Chaudhary’s Legacy Gift to Lakeside

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colon, Vice President of Advancement & Communications


 

Lakeside Chautauqua is a tradition families have shared through several genera­tions and is a place that many Lake­siders want to ensure is around for years to come.

Meredith Meyer, a fourth gen­eration Lakesider, and her husband, Salam Chaudhary, spend their sum­mers in Lakeside with their children, Morgan and Reed, who are fifth generation Lake­siders.

Meyer and Chaudhary agree that some of the most cherished aspects of Lakeside for their family are that it offers a rich cultural and religious experience, exposes children to the arts at such a young age, and is a safe place for them.

“In today’s world, where people connect online and don’t know their neighbors, Lakeside is a place where people look out for each other, and kids can have more freedom because it’s safer,” Chaudhary said. “Lakeside offers rich cultural and religious ex­periences, opportunities to connect and reconnect with family, and build strong relationships with other Lake­siders.”

Meyer added, “Lakeside has played an important role in laying a religious foundation for our children through God Squad. They also love the Hoover programs — the magic shows, the musical arts, the sympho­ny and ballet. It’s wonderful to expose them to the arts — even if they only last the first 15 minutes of the show.”

Meyer and Chaudhary are mem­bers of the Directors Club and the Founders Society. Both agree that Lakeside is a place they want to see preserved for generations to come, and they have done their part to make that happen by including Lakeside in their estate planning. They encourage oth­ers to do the same.

Meyer and Chaudhary realized two things they want to preserve and make sure are taken care of both now and for years to come are their chil­dren and Lakeside.

“I was very excited about joining the Founders Society,” Chaudhary said, “We have an opportunity to pass on a lot of things to our family.”

The Founders Society honors indi­viduals who have established planned gifts (charitable gift annuity, charita­ble remainder unitrust, bequests, etc.) or have expressed planned giving intentions with Lakeside named as a beneficiary.

The commitment of Meyer and Chaudhary and members of the Founders Society ensures the Lake­side experience for future generations.

For more information about how you can plan a gift in support of Lakeside’s Endowment, contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation at (419) 798-5396 or advancement@lakesideohio.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Lakeside Annual Fund Supports Life-changing Programs like MGM

It’s a beautiful summer afternoon in Lakeside, and 6th, 7th and 8th graders are making their way to Cherry Park to join their friends for the Middle Grade Madness (MGM) program led by Bonnie and John Wilkie. Lakeside’s MGM program provides middle school children and teens aged 10-14 years old opportunities to enjoy fellowship, fun […]

Read More

Kind Portrait Program: About Matthew Greene Photography

Matt Greene and his wife Lisa have visited Lakeside since the mid 1980s when friends introduced them to its unique chautauqua experience.  Each year when they visited they’d make “shopping for a cottage” part of their agenda. After a long search they did purchase a perfect little cottage on Poplar! Shortly thereafter grandchildren started to appear, […]

Read More

Perry Park Playground to receive major upgrade for 2021!

Thanks to the support of generous Lakesiders, final enhancements and renovations are taking place in a beloved space of our community, Perry Park.

Read More