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The Best of Dayton 2014

Culture Works joined our partner publication, Dayton Magazine, for their first “Best of Dayton” Party at the Mandalay Banquet Center last Thursday, November 13th.   Finalists in over sixty categories were invited to attend and display their services or products on tables in the banquet hall, and voting for the final winners took place that…

Culture Connects 20/20

November 6th Community Planning Meeting

On November 6, 2014, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company will host the next Community Planning Meeting–part of Culture Connects 20/20, a year-long regional planning process. Staff and board members of cultural organizations, artists, arts advocates, elected officials, and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend. Project Manager Marc Goldring of WolfBrown states, “At the November public meeting,…

Culture Works Donors Receive Original Artwork by John Landsiedel

Culture Works held our Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 16th at the Dayton Racquet Club.   We honored our generous donors and recognized our Workplace Giving Coordinators and other volunteers. For our most generous corporate donors, the members of The Legacy Society, we commissioned five original pieces of art by local artist John Landsiedel.   Each…

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…