Endowment for Life

Reach Out & Preserve Family History through the Arts

Lakeside prides itself on embracing history and tradition in each of the Chautauqua pillars of Religion, Education, Cultural Arts and Recreation.  As we move through Women’s History Month, a time to reflect on and recognize all of the contributions and accomplishments of women throughout our history and lives, consider setting aside some time to celebrate […]

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Devotions for These Times

Staff Blogger: Rev. Dr. Charlie Yoost, Director of Religious Life, Lakeside Chautauqua The Chinese character for crisis is a combination of the characters for danger and opportunity.  The crisis in which we find ourselves has definite elements of danger. The chance of contacting the coronavirus is real and concerning for all of us. The economic […]

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What program at the Pavilion has transformed your life?

The Pavilion is a visual focal point and highlight of the Lakeside Chautauqua experience. As one of the most photographed structures in the community and the hub for waterfront activities, it’s a building that Lakesiders easily recognize. Programs that take place here encompass all four Chautauqua pillars, bringing an array of activities. Religion The Religion […]

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Mahls Encourage Giving

Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn, Advancement/Communications Intern Tim and Cindy Mahl are sitting on their new porch as their three fluffy spaniels of varying shades skitter about, occasionally jumping into their laps or barking at squirrels. While they’re currently permanent residents of Avon, Ohio, the Mahls explain that Lakeside is where they feel most at home. […]

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New in 2018

Spring has arrived, and we can’t wait to welcome our Lakeside friends back for another exciting summer. To help you make the most of it, we want to share new things that Lakeside is working on to improve your experience. Mark your calendars for new programs, carve out time to walk through a new garden […]

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Lakeside’s Off-Season Events & Announcements

Staff Blogger: Alexandrea Stelzer, Director of Marketing Even though the summer has come and gone, Lakeside Chautauqua is still bustling. In the off-season, from early-September to late-May, Lakeside offers many events and activities, even though most of the shops, restaurants, services and bed & breakfasts/guest houses have closed until next summer. We invite you to […]

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10 Ways to Give

Staff Blogger: Josh Hilgenberg, Advancement/Communications Intern For more than 140 years, generations of Lakesiders have enjoyed the relaxing and renewing environment that Lakeside Chautauqua provides. Because of the generosity of others, Lakeside has been able to continue to provide these meaningful and memorable experiences. Here are 10 ways to give back to the Chautauqua community […]

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Life for Lakeside

Staff Blogger: Josh Hilgenberg, Advancements/Communications Intern The Endowment for Life Initiative was launched in 2012. Its goal is to raise the endowment to $12 million by 2023 and emphasize deferred giving – pledging an endowment gift or naming Lakeside as a beneficiary in an estate, IRA or life insurance policy. As it stands now, the […]

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Endowment for Life Preserves Chautauqua Experience for Future Generations

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colon, Vice President of Advancement & Communications   Imagine the Lakeside Endowment just beginning; a bold move by the Lakeside Chautauqua leaders. These leaders created a fund where the principle is maintained and invested to create a source of income to support the annual operations. Even today, this vision to create a […]

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Geisheimers Invest in Keeping Lakeside’s Mission for the Future

The Geisheimers believe in Lakeside’s mission so much that they have invested in Lakeside Chautauqua’s future by planning a legacy gift. Kurt Geisheimer was first introduced to Lakeside by his deceased wife, Gloria. Gloria was a longtime Lakesider who came yearly with her church youth group. The couple would bring their children when they were […]

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