Lake View Cemetery encourages planned giving and stewards these legacy gifts though its heritage society. By joining Lake View Cemetery’s heritage society, you help to protect the cemetery and its assets for generations to come and to chart a better future for our beautiful 285 acre campus.

There are many ways to leave a legacy to Lake View Cemetery. A planned gift can be given from a will, trust, life insurance, IRA, or other means—there are a variety of techniques and vehicles. Often there are tax incentives and benefits that encourage charitable giving. Whatever type of gift you choose, unless you indicate otherwise, it will be added to the Board Designated Endowment Fund, ensuring that your contribution will support Lake View Cemetery’s grounds in perpetuity.

Let’s get you started. Suggested language for a gift in a will:
        I give the sum of __________ Dollars ($_______) to Lake View Cemetery Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, or its successor or successors, for  the unrestricted support of Lake View Cemetery Foundation’s mission.

If you prefer, we can assist you and your advisor to customize your impact by suggesting language for a restricted gift or purpose as well as discuss a variety of planned giving tools. For more information or questions, please contact Leah Whidden at 216-453-0958 or

Interested in giving?

Donors are encouraged to contact:

Leah Whidden
Lake View Cemetery Foundation
216-453-0958 or