Lakeside Chautaqua


For more than 140 years, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed thousands of families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a summer experience dedicated to nurturing the mind, body and spirit. Over time, the lake water has battled with the increasing growth of algae prohibiting families from swimming in the lake.

Services Provided

  • Community Needs Assessment
  • Campaign Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Board Training


After a great deal of community engagement and input, The Lakeside Foundation Board of Trustees and the Lakeside Executive Leadership staff launched a $3 million capital campaign to build not only an in-ground swimming pool and pavilion, but also construct a health & wellness facility.

Our Impact

Cramer & Associates created a customized strategy for engaging the community as well as a strategic campaign plan. In partnership with the executive vice president of advancement and CEO, the fundraising plan was launched. In less than six months, a total of $3.4 million was raised, exceeding the $3 million goal.

Campaign Facts

» Campaign Goal - $3 million
» Timeline - Record setting 5 months
» First successful Capital Campaign
» Secured single largest gift towards endowment - $1 million
» Raised $3.4 million

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