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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 using iPad tablets (loaned courtesy of the DAI) or on their smartphones.  We had quite a lot of activity  – the Dayton Art Institute raised the most dollars toward their project that evening and won a $250 donation toward their project from Culture Works.

Michael Roediger, Dee Florence, Matt Dunn, Michael LondonRo Nita Hawes-Saunders, Martine Collierpower2give Pre Launch Party March 5, 2014


Derek Porter of DP&L, Rap Hankins, Trotwood City CouncilCathy Ponitz CareSource Foundation and Friend Check Out Project BoardArdith Hamilton of Aullwood, Nancy Oliver of PNC BankLynda Hoffman of Vectren and Michael Roediger of the DAI

We launched power2give/Dayton Region with 35 outstanding projects, ranging from the need for new microphones for Muse Machine to funds for 100,000 Christmas lights on the tree in Courthouse Square this coming holiday season to the need for a new evaporator at the Narrows Sugar Shack in Greene County.  As of this writing, two projects have already been fully funded – congratulations to the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and the Gem City Ballet!  Several others are half funded or more.

The CareSource Foundation was our founding sponsor, allowing us to bring power2give to the Dayton area.  The generosity of the Dayton Power & Light Foundation and the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District provided 1:1 matching funds for donations made to power2give projects.  The Dayton Art Institute shared their beautiful gothic cloister for our event.  Our again thanks to all who made this a successful launch!

CareSource Foundation Logo Color DPL Foundation Logo ColorMontgomery County Logo Color


We announced our new Media Partner at this event also – we were pleased to share that we are working with AAF Dayton (the American Advertising Federation) on a program they provide to non-profits with donated advertising time on Lamar billboards and on WKEF22 and FOX45 television.

AAF Dayton Logo Color

Power2give has been an wonderful opportunity for Culture Works to interact many non-profits in other areas of the Dayton region, especially those that are not the traditional arts organizations that we have worked with in the past.  It has been great to see the collaboration of so many organizations toward a common good in the community!

Check out power2give/Dayton Region now to review the projects and donate to one that moves you! 

Amber Best & Martine CollierMaha Kashani of DP&l and Chloe Donaldson of Culture Works20140305 Steve and Jaqueline

Culture Works Staff and Board President Amber Best in the Photo BoothMontgomery County FolksCathy Ponitz and Friends

CW Board President Amber Best Giving the Toastpower2give Gift CardCourtney Deutsch/DDP with Ricia Ballas and Karen Meade of the VTA


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