We’re thrilled to announce that $550,000 in state funding for Lakeside Chautauqua was included in the Ohio Capital Budget approved by the Ohio General Assembly. Lakeside will receive $450,000 for erosion mitigation and prevention of the western shoreline through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and $100,000 for the restoration and enhancements to Hoover Auditorium.

We’re grateful to Ohio State Senators Theresa Gavarone and Stephanie Kunze and Ohio House Representative DJ Swearingen for their time in meeting with Lakeside’s leadership and for supporting these investments in our community.

“This funding will be transformational for Lakeside,” said Kip Greenhill, Lakeside Chautauqua President & CEO. “It reinforces and strengthens our western shoreline so that we can withstand Nor’easters and Lake Erie’s changing water levels, as well as allow us to begin to imagine how we might provide even higher quality entertainment and expand our Chautauqua season in Hoover Auditorium.”

Under the leadership of Greenhill, Lakeside has undertaken revisions to how we manage and operate our $11 million organization by implementing the next best practices to make better and more timely decisions, save money, and streamline the operations of our nonprofit organization. One initiative has been aggressively pursuing outside government funding.

“The preparation for these government grants required hours of work and the collaboration of multiple departments,” said Greenhill. “I’d like to thank the Lakeside Team for their cooperation in this process, and give special thanks to Mallory Glenn, our Development Director, who was instrumental in ensuring Lakeside submitted the best application.”