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Frequently Asked Questions


  • The Oglebay Foundation does exactly what you intend. We deposit 100% of your gift into one or more of the accounts established at The Oglebay Foundation by our Board of Trustees. We then confirm the designation in a thank-you receipt. The Wheeling Park Commission management submits a request for your gift. After ensuring that the request meets the account’s guidelines, The Oglebay Foundation issues a check.

    Unrestricted gifts: The Oglebay Foundation designates about 90% of your unrestricted gifts to providing access to park programs for local youth, enhancing the natural beauty of the parks through landscaping and planting, and ensuring facilities are well maintained. The remainder of the unrestricted funds supports Oglebay Foundation communications and fundraising or critical Oglebay and Wheeling Park initiatives for which other funding is not available.