Community Partnerships

Become a Community Partner!

With your proud support, OH WOW! has become an anchor in Downtown Youngstown and a destination in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, successfully meeting the EDUtainment needs (a/k/a education & entertainment) of children and their families since our 2011 opening.  We will serve 100,000 in 2018, a 15% increase over 2017!

We invite you to invest in 2019 through a new and improved Community Partnership Program that will give you direct access to OH WOW!’s audience with wide recognition through internal and external signage and traditional and social media markets!  Community Partners can also customize their benefit package to include alternative employee perks and volunteer opportunities.  Your support is a win-win for ALL! 

We can help you identify a gift that fits your goals.  Call Suzanne Barbati, President & Executive Director at 330-207-0437 today to learn more.

We sincerely apologize for any omissions or errors in our list of Community Partners and ask that you contact Suzanne Barbati, director@ohwowkids.org.

Community Partners 2017 & 2018

Developer’s League – $10,000 & above

Ruth H. Beecher Charitable Trust (3 years)
The Youngstown Business Journal (4 years)
Hilda Clayman Family Trust (1 year)
Faniro Architects (9 years)
First National Bank of Pennsylvania (9 years)
The Frank & Pearl Gelbman Charitable Foundation (9 years)
Chuck George & Kathy Padgitt (2 years)
The Hine Memorial Fund of the Youngstown Foundation (7 years)
Gloria Jones (1 year)
Roger & Gloria Jones (10 years)
The Lallo Family, in memory of John & Diane Lallo (2 years)
Senator Maurice & Florence Lipscher Charitable Trust (4 years)
William M. Neckerman, Jr. Charitable Foundation (3 years)
OH WOW! Board of Directors (9 years)
OH WOW! Endowment (5 years)
Ronald McDonald House Foundation (1 year)
The Aimee & Lulu Seidel Foundation (4 years)
Soft Touch Furniture (4 years)
Richard & Susan Sokolov (9 years)
Marty Solomon & Family (9 years)
The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation (9 years)
United Way of Youngstown & Mahoning Valley (5 years)
WFMJ/WBCB (9 years)
The Youngstown Foundation (9 years)

Creator’s League – $5,000

Anonymous (1 year)
Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley (8 years)
Crowe’s Cabinets (7 years)
FirstEnergy Corp. (4 years)
Bill Florig & Suzanne Barbati (9 years)
Carol & Donald “Buzz” Gubany (4 years)
– in loving memory of “Buzz” Gubany
Home Savings Charitable Foundation (5 years)
David & Judith Jones (6 years)
Kennedy Family Fund, a component fund of the Community Fdn of the MV (4 years)
Mahoning County Career & Technical Center (3 years)
Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board (3 years)
PNC Foundation (7 years)
Carol & Bruce Sherman (9 years)
Frances & Lillian Schermer Trusts (3 years)
Walter & Caroline Watson Foundation (3 years)
The Raymond John Wean Foundation (3 years)
Denise DeBartolo York & Dr. John York (7 years)

Experimenter – $2500

Fred & Mary Lou Alexander (5 years)
Anonymous (3 years)
Anonymous (3 years)
Briarfield Health Care Centers (4 years)
Chemical Bank (1 year)
Covelli Enterprises (5 years)
Dominion Foundation (5 years)
Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau (5 years)
Pizza Joe’s (3 years)
Queen Ohio (1 year)
The Charles & Alice Schmutz Charitable Foundation (6 years)
Bob & Linda Sebo (1 year)
Kim & Jeff Simon, in honor of Zachary & Zoe (8 years)
Suzi Solomon Fund of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation (2 years)
Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC (3 years)
Valley STEM Academy + ME2 Academy (5 years)
Vallourec Star, LP (7 years)
Warren P. Williamson, Jr. Fund of The Youngstown Foundation (6 years)
Youngstown Foundation Support Fund (7 years)
Youngstown State University College of STEM (9 years)

EDUtainer – $1000

Martin & Nancy Abraham (9 years)
American Crystallographic Association, Inc. (1 year)
Anonymous (3 years)
Anonymous (3 years)
Christopher’s at the End of the Tunnel (2 years)
Ryerson & Caren Dalton (2 years)
Dan DeSalvo (5 years)
Julie & Ted Downie (7 years)
Terry Esarco (1 year)
Eastern OH Area Health Education Center (1 year)
Farmers National Bank (2 years)
FactSet Revere (2 years)
Fibus Family Foundation (9 years)
Fireline, Inc. (8 years)
First Place Community Fund, a component fund of the Community Fdn of MV (3 years)
Amy & Don Friedrich (2 years)
Dennis & Janet Haines (2 years)
Hapco, Inc. (1 year)
Caleb Hunt & Susannah Tartan (5 years)
Ideal Image of Ohio LLC (1 year)
Inspired Catering by Kravitz (2 years)
Jet Creative (1 year)
Katherine C. Kennedy Revocable Trust (2 years)
KIDJAM Radio (4 years)
Kiwanis Club of Youngstown (6 years)
Linda Knight (3 years)
W.T. Leone’s Tri-Area Electric (5 years)
Mahoning County Career & Tech Center (3 years)
Alan & Lori Mirkin (8 years)
Murphy Contracting Company (6 years)
David B. & Bonita Penner (2 years)
Veeraiah & Swarajya Perni (6 years)
The Peskin Family / K.C.F. (7 years)
Mark & Christine Peters (5 years)
Ellie Platt (3 years)
Frank Rulli (7 years)
Rulli Brothers (5 years)
Star Supply Bargain Outlet (7 years)
Strangepresse (1 year)
Swan Charitable Foundation (4 years)
V2 Wine Bar and Trattoria by Vernon (3 years)
Vintage Estate Wine & Beer (3 years)
WYSU-FM (4 years)
York Mahoning Mechanical Contractors (8 years)
Youngstown Vindicator (9 years)
Maureen & Peter Zeller (3 years)

Enthusiast – $500

Theodore Alexander (3 years)
Anonymous (4 years)
Anonymous (5 years)
AVI (5 years)
Patsy Bakos (3 years)
Darin Benyak (1 year)
Josh & Alexa-Sweeney Blackann (5 years)
Boardman Rotary Club (2 years)
Sharon & Josh Blumental (4 years)
Jessica Borza (3 years)
Buckeye Civil Design LLC (1 year)
Bonnie Deutsch & Lee J. Burdman (2 years)
Marsha Burdman (1 year)
Canfield Rotary (2 years)
Carpenters Local Union 171 (1 year)
Jeffrey Chrystal Catering (2 years)
Suzanne & Albert Cinelli, MD (2 years)
Cohen & Company (4 years)
Compass Family & Community Services (4 years)
Richard Dearing (2 years)
Zita & Joseph Diyorio Foundation (8 years)
Peg & Bob Dolwick (7 years)
Alex Downie & Sons (4 years)
Fire Foe Corporation (3 years)
FortyTwo Event Productions (3 years)
Italian Heritage Foundation (2 years)
KTSDI, LLC (3 years)
Mike Kovach & Claudia Kovach (3 years)
Elliot & Christine Legow (5 years)
Yvonne & J. Martyn Lipinsky (5 years)
Merrill Lynch & Natalie Lariccia (1 year)
Chris Milley (5 years)
David & Carmela Minnie (4 years)
Ann Marie & Joe Nohra, Jr. (3 years)
Christine & James Papa (4 years)
Penny Pavelko (3 years)
Tim Petrey (1 year)
Tracy Plyler (3 years)
Prout Boiler, Heating & Welding, Inc. (6 years)
Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County (6 years)
Lowell & Ellen Satre (6 years)
SIMCO Management (3 years)
Judith Rae Solomon (3 years)
Bernard & Elaine Soss Family (1 year)
W. Gregg Sturrus (3 years)
David Turner (4 years)
J.M. Verostko, Inc. (1 year)
Andrew J. Weller, Jr. (1 year)
Jan & Paul Williams (8 years)
Tom Williams & Liz Steward (1 year)
Janet Yaniglos & Clyde Morris (6 years)
Youngstown Symphony (2 years)
City of Youngstown (8 years)
Yurchyk & DAvis CPAs, Inc. (1 year)

OH WOW! Pal – $250

Allen’s Pharmaserv (3 years)
Anonymous (1 year)
Joe, Mary & Isabel Bellino (7 years)
Tom Beil (1 year)
Katie Burkey (2 years)
Patti & John Choppa (3 years)
Harold & Marilyn Davis (1 year)
Albin & Kathleen Dearing (2 years)
Flying High, Inc. (1 year)
Muhsine & Derek Grant (4 years)
Deborah & Jeffrey Grinstein (3 years)
Kathleen G. Johnson (1 year)
Jon & Janet Howell (1 year)
Junior Women’s League of Canfield (1 year)
Albert & Rosalyn Miller (7 years)
Alan & Lori Mirkin (8 years)
Dennis & Learose Moody (4 years)
Liberty Veterinary Hospital (1 year)
Network for Good (1 year)
Nordson Xaloy (1 year)
Richard A. Papa & Associates (2 years)
Platt Insurance Group (1 year)
Dr. Gene Pusateri & Susan Miracle (4 years)
Cynthia R. Reardon (3 years)
T.J. & Jasmine Rodgers (1 year)
Terry & Sam Roth Philanthropic Fund of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation (1 year)
Lowell & Ellen Satre (5 years)
Katherine & Dr. Thomas Shipka (2 years)
Zachary & Zoe Simon (1 year)
Jim & Ellen Tressel (1 year)
United Way of Central Ohio (3 years)
United Way of Summit County (2 years)
Urig Family Foundation (1 year)
Western Reserve Building Trades (1 year)
YSU Department of Physics & Astronomy (1 year)
J. Brann Young (6 years)