Help support our passion!

Your gift to The Works Annual Fund Drive wil help keep our operating funds healthy and allow us to continue supporting our community’s educationa, cultural, and professional needs.

Ways to donate

As a non-profit organization, The Works has developed many giving programs to accommodate individuals, families, corporations, and organizations who want to support The Works. Every contribution is important and helps ensure our success.

Annual Fund Drive:

The Works Annual Fund Drive provides funding to sustain museum operations.

Make your gift today!
Donate Now

Or mail your check to:
The Works
c/o Annual Fund
55 S. 1st Street,
Newark, Ohio

Buy a Brick:

Pave the Future! Create a lasting impression with a commemorative brick in our LeFevre Courtyard. Purchase a brick or paver with a custom inscription. This is a beautiful way to showcase your family, memorialize a loved one, celebrate a birth, graduation, anniversary, or other special occasion.

Download Buy a Brick Order Form

BRICK:  8 x 4 $200/ea.:
Accommodates 3 lines of text with up to13 letters per line, including spaces.

PAVER: 18 x 18 $1,000/ea.:
Accommodates 7 lines of text with to 19 letters per line, including spaces.

Corporate Giving

Designed for companies of all sizes, this program provides multiple levels of giving, offering you the perfect opportunity to reward employees, entertain clients and customers, and network–all while supporting our hands- on history, art, and STEM programs.

View all of the benefits in our Corporate Giving brochure.

To enroll, contact:
Stéphanie McManus

Endowed Gifts

Your endowed gift helps sustain museum operations and ensure quality programming. You may choose from several funds to designate your permanently restricted gift:
• General Endowment Fund
• Capital Endowment Fund
• Arts & Culture Endowment Fund
• Education Endowment Fund
• STEM Endowment Fund

Please see The Works Donor Intent Form for further funding designation details.

For additional information or to make an endowed gift, contact:
Director of Development
Stéphanie McManus


Membership Drive

This is an ideal time to join, renew, or extend membership to The Works
for yourself or as a gift to someone special.
With special discount and bonus offers during  the Membership Drive, the savings are incredible!


Giving Society

Giving Society pledges allow you the flexibility of supporting The Works® with a specific recurring transaction or in one lump sum.

Giving Society Levels:

• $25,000 – LeFevre Legacy SocietyPeople are awsome!
• $10,000 – Scheidler Society
• $5,000 – Jewett Interurban Society
• $2,000 – Ohio Erie Canal Lock #9 Society
• $1,000 – Futures Society

Download Giving Society Brochure

For additional information or to become a members of The Works Giving Society, contact:  
Stéphanie McManus

Planned Giving

Naming The Works as a beneficiary in a will, trust, retirement plan, or life insurance policy allows you the opportunity to make a significant impact on the future of our community.  There are many options available:
• Charitable Bequests
• Real Estate
• Living Trust
• Securities
• Life Insurance
• Retirement Plan Designations
• Charitable gift annuities, lead trusts, and remainder trusts

Please contact our director of development if you are interested in designating a planned gift for The Works:
Director of Development
Stéphanie McManus

Download our Planned Giving Brochure.

In-Kind Donations

We welcome in-kind contributions of goods or services. Due to space restrictions, please contact our director of development before drop off of any items, and for additional information:
Stéphanie McManus

Types of In-Kind Donations We Accept
• Historical Items donated to our Collections Department
• Items or services that assist with museum operations
• Items or services that support our fundraising events (auction items, catering, etc.)

Download our In-Kind Donation Form so that you properly record your gift for tax purposes (please note that not all in-kind services are tax deductible).

Major Giving

The Works STEM Education Fund Campaign Right now you have a unique opportunity to impact the future of The Works. Our goal is to raise $1 million dollars before the end of 2016 to help fund our STEM education programs.

Please contact our director of development if you are interested in supporting this campaign!

Director of Development
Stéphanie McManus

Download our STEM Education Fund Campaigh brochure.