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New Grant for Dayton Neighborhoods

On Thursday, October 2nd, Mayor Nan Whaley sat down with Dayton arts organizations to share ideas, discuss new developments in the city, and announce upcoming events. One of the meeting’s highlights was the announcement of a new grant funding program designed to support the culture, creativity, and diversity of Dayton neighborhoods.  The Dayton Mayor’s Fund is…

Dayton Region power2give Featured in Dayton Magazine!

The idea is simple: Nonprofit organizations post projects that are in need of funding. You bring them to life. Since launching in March, Dayton Region power2give has raised more than $130,000 for local arts and culture projects and helped to connect over 500 donors with the region’s nonprofits. This holiday season, many organizations will be planning programs…

The Culture Works Board Members Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

When our President & CEO, Martine Collier, accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge from Paul Helfrich of the DPAA, she issued her own challenge to three of our long term board members:  Steve Petitjean, Alan Schaeffer, and Larry Forman. Our Board Members are excellent sports and all three accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge. Larry set up…

Martine Meredith Collier Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Our President and CEO, Martine Collier, was nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Paul Helfrich, President and CEO of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance.  Always a good sport, Martine accepted the challenge yesterday right in front of the Schuster Center.  In turn – she nominated three of our Board Members to do the…

2014 Culture Works Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2014 Culture Works Leonard P. Roberts Scholarship Recipients! This Scholarship is offered to deserving Junior and Senior college students who demonstrate participation in and patronage of the arts in recognition of Mr. Roberts’ career as a businessman and his passion for the arts. This year’s recipients are: Jordan Mathews, Wittenberg University, Majoring…

NEW Signature Grant from the DP&L Foundation for power2give Matching

On August 25th,  the Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation will award Culture Works a $50,000 Signature Grant to provide matching funds of 50 cents for every dollar donated to Dayton Region power2give projects!   This is the second year that the DP&L Foundation has provided matching support to power2give gifts. Last year, matching funds enabled 37…

Marc Goldring Blog: Common Ground

Marc Goldring of WolfBrown in Boston has been serving as consultant to the Culture Works Cultural Planning process, CultureConnects 20/20, since last year.  He writes a regular blog for the WolfBrown website, and this month’s posting, Conversations vs. Confrontation?  Moving Beyond Silos has an interesting perspective on the discussions around the planning process in the Dayton…

Save the Date! Culture Works Wine Event at Salar Restaurant

In celebration of Culture Work’s 40th Anniversary, Salar Restaurant & Lounge is hosting a fine wine and small plate pairing on Thursday, October 25th, 2014 at 6:00pm.  Check back for later details regarding the wine offerings for this event!  Limited to 50 attendees. Salar is located in Dayton’s Historic Oregon District at 400 East Fifth…

Culture Works is Partnered with AmazonSmile!

Culture Works is now a registered non-profit with the fundraising arm of Amazon.com, AmazonSmile.  This partnership means 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to Culture Works from Amazon, if shoppers choose Culture Works as their designated charity.  Go to  AmazonSmile, sign in with your Amazon ID, and choose Culture Works as your charity of…