In partnership with its Board Members and Club Members, to preserve the Lake George Club's historic integrity, aesthetic appearance and sense of community.
We, as members, are what makes the Lake George Club what it is today. Like those that came before us, we are responsible for its preservation for generations to come
To preserve our past for future generations.
For over 112-years, the Lake George Club's Clubhouse and property have been a centerpiece that brings us together as a family of friends.
To raise $2MM for an endowment to provide historic restoration and repair to our Clubhouse and surrounding buildings for future years.
For over 100 years, members like us have enjoyed great community, leisure, competition and a beautiful clubhouse on the shores of picturesque Lake George. To ensure that the historic clubhouse we all treasure lives on far into the future, the board created The Lake George Club Historic Preservation Foundation, Inc.
The Foundation allows us all to be part of creating a tax-exempt, $2 million endowment, the sole purpose of which is to provide the resources needed to restore the historical integrity of our clubhouse, as well as to handle repairs quickly, avoiding higher costs in the future.
About The Foundation
The Lake George Club Historic Preservation Foundation is a tax-exempt entity dedicated to helping ensure the maintenance and restoration of our historic clubhouse. Created in 2017 to assist with long-term capital planning, the Foundation’s path to our planned $2 million endowment began by engaging The Chazen Companies to conduct a reserve study of our facilities.
The assessment provided a description of the clubhouse’s general condition and concept-level recommendations to address identified or suspected deficiencies. On the basis of this study, a schedule of repairs, maintenance and replacements was created. We are currently working on including the Strand Cottage and the pump house at the beach under the Foundation’s umbrella as well. It is estimated the annual cost of restoration and repair is $100,000 annually.
Estimated Cost of Annual Restoration and Repair $100,000
Progress to Date
The Foundation has raised $172,000 to date
Donor Recognition Levels
$100,000 Platinum (Peabody)
$50,000 Gold (Trask)
$25,000 Silver (Strand)
$10,000 Bronze (Shepard)
$5,000 Queen of Lakes
Recognition Levels are reached by aggregating all donations over multiple years
How to Donate
Fill out an online pledge form to donate annually over the next 5 years
Mail a check made payable to Lake George Club Historic Preservation Foundation to: 4000 Lake Shore Drive Diamond Point, NY 12824
Transfer highly appreciated stock This is a very tax efficient way to contribute to a charitable organization such as the Foundation. Instead of selling the stock yourself and incurring a taxable gain, you can transfer the stock to the Foundation, and when we sell it, we do not have a negative tax impact since we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Charitable IRA distribution If you are required to take minimum distributions from your IRA, you can designate the LGC Historic Preservation Foundation as a Qualified Charitable Distribution. You will not have to pay tax on the distribution, the full amount will go to the Foundation. You will need: The legal name of the charity: Lake George Club Historic Preservation Foundation Address of the Charity: 4000 Lake Shore Drive, Diamond Point, NY 12824
Matching Gifts If you or your spouse’s company matches your contributions, please request a matching gift form and mail the completed form along with your contribution.
Legacy Giving Include The LGC Historic Preservation Foundation as a beneficiary on Life insurance, an annuity or in your will to leave a bequest.
Memorial Giving In lieu of flowers you may wish to honor loved ones with a donation to Lake George Club Historic Preservation Foundation by either directing them to our website: https://thelakegeorgeclub.com/foundation
Mail check made payable to: Lake George Club Historic Preservation Foundation 4000 Lake Shore Drive Diamond Point, NY 12824
Board of Directors
Kathy Grasmeder, Board President
John Collins, Treasurer
Barb MacDowell, Secretary
Marnie Abbott, Director
Devon Conway, Director
Carmen Della Bella, Director
Lonnie Lawrence, Director
Dave Montana, Director
Bill Ryan, Director
Make a Donation
The Lake George Club Historic Preservation Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and any gift to the Foundation may qualify as a charitable deduction for income tax purposes. Please consult your tax advisor for the specific tax advantages of your charitable contribution.
Gifts may be made in the form of cash, securities, IRA charitable distributions, estate planning and a recurring yearly commitment.