Help support our passion!

Your gift to The Works Annual Fund Drive will help keep our operating funds healthy and allow us to continue supporting our community’s educational, 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. For additional information or to make a gift, please call 740-670-8032 or email us here.

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

Corporate Giving

“As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”
—Bill Gates

Become part of The Works Corporate Membership program! Designed for companies of all sizes, this program provides the perfect opportunity for you to reward employees, entertain clients and customers, and network—all while supporting the amazing history, art & STEM programs at The Works!

Learn More: Contact Janice LoRaso by email, or call 740-670-8050

View the Corporate Giving brochure

Giving Society

Giving Society pledges allow you the flexibility of supporting The Works with a specific recurring transaction or in one lump sum. A great way to give in small increments and make a big impact!

Giving Society Levels:

• $25,000 – LeFevre Legacy Society
• $10,000 – Scheidler Society
• $5,000 – Jewett Interurban Society
• $2,000 – Ohio Erie Canal Lock #9 Society
• $1,000 – Futures Society
• $500 – Jerrie Mock Society (NEW!)

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 (coming soon) for further funding designation details.


This is an ideal time to join, renew, or extend membership to The Works
for yourself or as a gift to someone special.


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

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Select The Works as your nonprofit organization and begin shopping!

To support charity, shop at smile.amazon.com
Amazon Smile Bookmark AmazonSmile now by pressing Control B on your keyboard.
1. Create a bookmark
Drag this box to your bookmarks or favorites bar to create a shortcut to smile.amazon.com.

2. Install the Amazon Assistant
Get easy access to Product Comparisons, Deal of the Day, and time-saving shortcuts, which all link to smile.amazon.com.

In-Kind Donations

We welcome in-kind contributions of goods or services. Due to space restrictions, please contact us at 740-349-9277 before dropping off items.

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 (coming soon) so that you properly record your gift for tax purposes (please note that not all in-kind services are tax deductible).

Major Giving

Give to The Works STEM Education Fund Campaign and impact the future of The Works.

Download our STEM Education Fund Campaign brochure.

Kroger Community Rewards

You can select The Works as your designated organization through the Kroger Community Rewards program to make an impact each time you shop. All funds are donated through Kroger, with no costs to the shoppers. New members can enroll by visiting the Kroger Community Rewards website and signing in or creating an account. Then, search “The Works” or the number UI033 and click the “Enroll” button.