Throughout the summer, the many programs that take place in Hoover Auditorium, Orchestra Hall, the Rhein Center, Teen Center and more require a lot of support. Now in addition to donating to the Lakeside Annual Fund or volunteering your time and talent, you are able to assist these programs by purchasing items from Lakeside’s Amazon Wish List.

To purchase and donate an item from our Wish List, you simply add the item to your cart, check out and pay for it like a normal Amazon purchase. The item will automatically be shipped to Lakeside for use during our Chautauqua season. Items like batteries for Hoover Auditorium and Orchestra Hall or art supplies for the Rhein Center are easy additions to your order and will be frequently used during the summer.

Gifts from our Wish List can be tax-deductible as long as we are provided with donor information and can link the gifts to the donor. If you would like to receive a tax receipt for your gift, please contact and provide proof of purchase.

Also, don’t forget to do your normal Amazon shopping through Amazon Smile for 0.5 percent of your purchase to be donated to the Lakeside Annual Fund. This will allow you to support the Chautauqua experience from the comfort of your couch, at no extra cost. Gifts through Amazon Smile are not tax-deductible because Lakeside can’t see who is shopping and contributing.

For questions about Amazon Smile or the Amazon Wish List, contact or (419) 798-5396.