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Help Our Community Grow

$26,095 of $50k goal

Raised by 15 people in 13 months
George Williston  MAITLAND, FL
                       Proposed East Wing Improvements


            We’re on a mission and could use your help
                     as we UPGRADE & PRESERVE.   
          Venue on the Lake — The Maitland Civic Center!  
Time has taken a toll and our building needs some work to make us more attractive and relevant to current times.   On our 50th Birthday this last year, we—the Officers,  Board of Directors and Member—rededicated the Venue to its original purpose, a Community/Performing Arts Center conveniently located in the heart of Central Florida with an amazing setting overlooking beautiful Lake Lily.  All to better serve the residents of the Greater Maitland Area.

When the center was built over 50 years ago, it was built with donations raised by the community.  

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and because we operate without any help from the City of Maitland, the funds to make changes must again be raised by us, the community... and that’s where you can step in.

We’ve come a long way over the past couple years thanks to a lot of great people and new management.

A few of our improvements  to date . . .

~  New lakeside Verandah with market lighting.
~  Comfortable new padded chairs replaced hard metal folding chairs.
~  Added the name - Venue on the Lake - to better tell who we are.
~  Added new monument sign.
~  We now have a beer & wine license.

All great, but we need to do more to continue the transformation.
 
Our current wish list of improvements include . . .
 ~ A facelift to the East Wing’s Maitland Ave entrance 
 ~ Canopied drop off, Screened HVAC Equipment
~  New Landscaping and re-designed gutter system
~  Refurbish the East Wing’s Catering Kitchen
~  Improve ceilings and lighting
~  Improve our web site and marketing
~  Replenish our operating reserves

       Our goal is to raise $50,000 by March 31st, 2016. 
                  We need you to make that happen.

We appreciate any contribution you can make and being we are a 501(c)(3), your donation may be tax deductible. No amount is too small. Can you imagine if the Maitland community were to donate $5 for each member of a household, the impact this could have?

However, you may want to consider becoming a Major Donor to the Venue and being more involved.

                              MAJOR DONOR LEVELS
                     Cornerstone Club starting at $100 
                    President’s Circle starting at $1,000.
   We also can offer special sponsorship opportunities.
                Please check with us for further details.

Remember, we have never received any City, State or Federal funds.    We have depended solely on membership, donations and rentals.

The Venue on the Lake is YOUR community center and for our improvements to happen, we need your help.

Thank you for your support and we wish you a Happy, Healthy 2016!

Renée Stein Charlan  
President & Chairman of the Board

George Williston
Executive Director
407-647-2111
641 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland 32751
Our Website - www.VenueOnTheLake.com

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Update 7
Posted by George Williston
12 months ago
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We are moving forward! Donations at $12,000.+ Parking lot re-sealed, striped and light poles painted. Plans are all in for East wing canopy and new Chef's Kitchen.
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Update 6
Posted by George Williston
13 months ago
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We are on our way! Donations starting to come in and we started our project list with the first coat of seal on the parking lot. Looking Good!
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Update 5
Posted by George Williston
13 months ago
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Thank you Len Schmidt, we appreciate your continued support!
The $1000. Donation will really help us hit or goal.
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Update 4
Posted by George Williston
13 months ago
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Ok, here we go! Let's keep the pace going. Who's next?
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$26,095 of $50k goal

Raised by 15 people in 13 months
Created January 8, 2016
LZ
$10,000
Linda Zeitler
8 months ago (Offline Donation)
EH
$1,000
Ed Hampden
8 months ago (Offline Donation)
JP
$1,000
Jere Pile
11 months ago (Offline Donation)
JP
$1,000
James Panico
11 months ago (Offline Donation)
$1,000
Anonymous
11 months ago (Offline Donation)
HS
$5,000
Howard Schieferdecker
12 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you for your valuable insight and support!

CN
$5
Charlene Nelson
12 months ago

Maitland needs your help everyone. This could add to our neighborhoods and give us another amazing event venue. Please give, if you can.

JW
$1,000
Jonnie Mae Warner
13 months ago (Offline Donation)

Jonnie Mae, thank you so very much!!!!!!

GJ
$5
Glen Jaffee
13 months ago
LS
$1,000
Len Schmidt
13 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you so much for the continued support Len!

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