Donate Today To Make This Happen

Thanks to the expansive generosity of our donors (see below), we have surpassed $115,000 in restoration funding! We are working hard to reach our goal of $200,00 this fall in order to finish the cottage construction inside and out by the end of the year.

Make today that day you help us move ahead with our FINAL phase of cottage restoration!

Photo above: May 6, 2021 marked our solid commitment to make this project happen with the official Cottage Restoration Groundbreaking Ceremony! MI Mayor Benson Wong, MI Councilmember Craig Reynolds, and contractor Gary Redman of Redman Construction threw out the first dirt while young riders, dancers and pre-schoolers looked on.

Lakeview Schoolhouse Teacher's Cottage built circa 1918. More recently used as a caretaker's cottage.

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Enjoy our carousel of photos of life at the schoolhouse and barn!

Donation Levels and Benefits

Dancer: up to $90. Name recognition on our website.

Carrots for Cottage: $100 up. Take a half-hour barn tour and feed carrots to the horses (by appointment; masks required).

Schoolhouse: ​$500 up. Take a tour of the Lakeside Schoolhouse and the Saddle Club’s vintage barn (with carrots, of course!).

Stable​ Path: $1,000 up. You have two options. Place your name and a short phrase of your choice on 1) a MISC horse stall or 2) a small or medium ($2,000 and up) paver on the cottage path.

Caretaker: $5,000 up. Place your name and a phrase of your choice on a large paver at the top of the path to the cottage.

Lakeview Cottage: $15,000 up. Receive exclusive name recognition placed on the historic Lakeview Cottage interpretive sign visible to all visitors.

All donors our History Makers are acknowledged below.

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Mail to:

MISC/MI Pony Club

P.O. Box 354

Mercer Island, WA 98040

Check payable to: MI-Rainier Pony Club

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Help become part of this historic cottage's next chapter! We're bringing it back to life and preserving a vital piece of island history, more than a century old.

Organizations partnering to raise $200,000 for the cottage restoration:

Pioneer Park Youth Club (land trust)

Sunnybeam School (preschoolers)

Children's Dance Conservatory (ballet)

Mercer Island Saddle Club (one of only a few co-op barns in Washington State)

Mercer Island Pony Club (serving as the 501 (c) (3) charitable organization for tax-deductible donations.)

Saddle Club members make an appeal to you!

Questions? Please email

Mercer Island Pony Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization DBA Rainier Pony Club Tax ID: 81-1354165



Sunnybeam and the Children's Dance Conservatory at the historic Lakeview schoolhouse and the Saddle Club and Pony Club at the barn. Restoring the past continues important legacies!

Dancer Level

Carolyn Boatman

Jennifer Brenes

Jan Brintnall

The Buchholz Family

Jyotirmayc Chaudhuri

Barbara Crawford

Katherine Esser

Jenn Kann

Ivan Kerbell

Barrett Lavergne

Suzanne Love

David and Linda Mangone

Becky McAuley

Emily Menz

Rachael Oppenheimer

Katherine Palm

Quinn Pomering

Trish Ravits

Nina Sidneva

Frank Yoshida

Carrots Level

Dale & Candace Bretschneider

Connie Clark-Redmond

Richard & Lynn Du Bey

Keri Ellison

Lauren Fishman

Melissa Hart

Lisa Hjorten

David Hsiao

Miriam & Daniel Landis

Kristina Lanier

Deborah Larsen

Erica Lieppman

Jacqulyn Paneque

Cubba Reese

Craig & Jane Reynolds

Elizabeth & Stephen Rosenman

Laurie Snyder

Roxanne Springwater & Kevin Peck

Bob Stoney & Anne Woodley

Carol Teitz

Cathy Wales

Benson Wong & Terry Mark

Yuzen Japanese Cuisine

Schoolhouse Level

Marjorie Bombar

Annie & Brian Mann

Mercer Island Historical Society

Carla Richards

Debbie Simpson

Stable Path Level

Caroline Bombar-Kaplan

Nora Burdick

Chris & Jennifer Brenes

The Esser-Perbix Family

Rosalie Frazier & Liz Leech

Amanda Focht

The Hoss Family Trust

Jodi King

Mercer Island Kiwanis Club

Jane Lanier

Andrea Lorig

Shawn McDonald

Claire & Kate Oberto

Kathleen Politakis

Schmidt Financial Group

The Tiwari Family

-Suzanne Zahr

Caretaker Level

Christine Deputy & The Ott Family

Lakeview Cottage Level

The McAuley Family

The Niwa Family

Lisa & John Thompson

In-kind Donations

Dunn Lumber

Redman Construction

Suzanne Zahr Architect & Interior Design

And 2 Anonymous donors