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power2give update!

power2give.org for the Dayton Region has been LIVE for 2 weeks! We launched power2give.org for the Dayton Region 2 weeks ago on Thursday March 6th with 35 projects. So far, we have had 5 great projects get fully funded and we have 4 projects already over the 50% funded mark! Congratulations to the Dayton Performing…

POWER2GIVE LAUNCH!

Culture Works celebrated the launch of power2give/Dayton Region with a prelaunch party at the Dayton Art Institute on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. It was  a great turnout of representatives from non-profit organizations, business leaders, donors, and elected officials.  Our site was “live” at 6pm that evening, and guests could donate to the project of their choice…

‘Tis the (Workplace Giving) Season!

March is a busy month for Workplace Giving Campaigns for the Arts.  This first week, we had three long-time workplace sites kick off their campaigns – Fifth Third Bank, Sibcy Cline Realtors, and Messer Construction. At Fifth Third, employee donations have already been significant!  Fifth Third is offering an “Angel Day off” for donation pledges…

Culture that Connects

Culture Works kicked off its 40th anniversary on Nov. 14 with the release of the economic impact study results as the first phase of Culture Connects 20/20, a cultural planning process for the Dayton region. Representatives from arts organizations, educational institutions and the media joined Culture Works’ donors, community leaders and elected officials at the…

Culture Works To Roll Out Crowdfunding Model

When over 120 nonprofit professionals show up for an 8:30am meeting on a frigid morning, you know there’s something major about to happen. That was the scenario on January 23rd when Culture Works introduced an online giving model, power2give, designed to connect donors with projects they are passionate about, at a breakfast meeting at the…

Culture Works Congratulates Governor’s Award Recipients

Culture Works congratulates Sheri “Sparkle” Williams and Neil Gittleman, both recipients of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts that will be presented in Columbus on May 21, 2014. Acclaimed Dayton Contemporary Dance Company dancer Sheri “Sparkle” Williams will receive the individual artist award and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Artistic Director and Conductor Neal Gittleman will receive…

Holiday Performance at Wright Patterson Air Force Base

For the past three years, Culture Works has supported a holiday performance at Wright Patterson Air Force Base each December as part of our Focus on the Arts Program. This initiative has grown each year, and the 2013 performance on December 4, was the best yet! Colonel Cassie Barlow, Base Commander, introduced the artists participating…

Culture Works Has Moved!

The Board and Staff of Culture Works hosted an Open House on December 5th, to introduce the community to the new first floor location in the Premier Health Center, at 110 North Main Street. A total of more than 100 supporters braved the threat of an ice storm that evening to see the new location,…

Culture Works Presents Results of the Economic Impact Study

On Thursday, November 14, Culture Works kicked off our Campaign for the Arts and 40th  Anniversary with a presentation of the results of the Economic Impact Study undertaken earlier this year by a collaboration between the University of Dayton and Wright State University.  Marc Goldring, of WolfBrown in Boston, spoke to the interested crowd about…

Springfield Symphony Orchestra Is Newest Passport Participant!

We’re so pleased to announce the addition of a new Arts Organization to our list of Passport Participants! The Springfield Symphony Orchestra will be offering Buy-One-Get-One ticketing opportunities for their performances at the Clark State Performing Arts Center starting with NightLights II on January 4th. Click here for the complete list of their Passport shows. Welcome…