Grow Our Mission

OH WOW!® ’s colorful, hands-on environment encourages independent thinking through interactive STEM-based exhibits and EDUtaining programs.

OH WOW!® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.   All contributions to OH WOW!® are tax deductible and provide the Center with the resources to meet its needs – now and in the future.   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.

Recognizing Our Key Investors

Our success is due to the vision and generosity of many individuals, families, businesses, and organizations.  These investors, from the very small to the very large, have helped establish our world-class facility and contribute to our ability to offer STEM-based, hands-on, interactive exhibits and programs in the heart of Youngstown.  THANK YOU!

Explorers ($100,000+)

Roger & Gloria Jones
The Solomon & Post Families
First National Bank
Frank & Pearl E. Gelbman Charitable Foundation
Cafaro Family Foundation
The Hine Memorial Fund of The Youngstown Foundation
The Youngstown Foundation

Discoverers ($25,000 – $99,999)

Howard Solomon & Family
Veeraiah Choudary & S. Lakshmi Perni
City of Youngstown
Kimberly & Jeff Simon
The Edward W. Powers Charitable Fund
J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation
Fireline, Inc.
The Clayman Family
Sam A. & Judy Roth
Rotary Club of Youngstown
M-7 Technologies
Turning Technologies, LLC
WFMJ Television, Inc.
W.T. Leone’s Tri-Area Electric
The Raymond John Wean Foundation
Faniro Architects, Inc.
Hill, Barth & King, LLC
Nadler Nadler & Burdman Co., L.P.A.
The Fibus Family Foundation
Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation
Kennedy Family Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley

Innovators ($3,000 – $24,999)

Florence Simon & Ward Beecher Foundation
John D. Finnegan Foundation
Senator Maurice & Florence Lipscher Charitable Fund
The Brilex Group
Michael Morley & Anita Lin
The Ruth H. Beecher Charitable Trust
Time Warner Cable
Dominion Foundation
The Zita M. & Joseph DiYorio Charitable Foundation
Mary Lou & Fred Alexander
Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation
Bill Florig & Suzanne Barbati
The Frances and Lillian Schermer Charitable Trusts
Bruce & Carol Sherman
W. E. Bliss Charitable Foundation
Roth Bros., Inc.
Ellen & Lowell Satre
PNC Financial Services Group
Akron Children’s Hospital
Rotary Club of Boardman
Keynote Media Group, LLC
NEO HealthForce
Eastern Ohio Area Health Education Center
Aimee & Lulu Seidel Memorial Trust
The Peskin Family
Youngstown Business Incubator
The Murphy Contracting Company
Mahoning County Mental Health Board
Jan & Stuart Strasfeld
Kiwanis of Youngstown
Tim & Suzanne Reardon
General Motors Foundation
Gene Pusateri & Susan Miracle
Mahoning River Consortium
PNC Foundation
Richard & Susan Sokolov
The Walter E. and Caroline H. Watson Foundation
Karen E. McBurney