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  • West Virginia’s top tourist destination
  • 6th largest employer in the Ohio Valley
  • The center of many community and family celebrations


  • $50+ Million in direct economic activity to local businesses
  • Significant measurable health benefits to
  • Conservation of WV’s hills, forests, meadows, and streams that serve as diverse ecological centers of the community

Your gift to the Oglebay Foundation is an investment in building a healthy community and a place for organizations, groups, families, neighbors, and colleagues to gather, play, learn, and celebrate. Explore the Guide to Giving and Naming Opportunities page to learn more about ways your gift will impact the parks and community and leave a legacy for future generations.

Impact of Contributions

Why Your Annual Contribution is Important

Annual support, at any level, is added to many other donations and used where the need is greatest and is how you are part of the parks’ ongoing success.

Popular programs include:
  • Access to the Parks
  • America’s Future Trees
  • Good Zoo

If you make a contribution online, you can choose to make a onetime annual gift or sign up to give on a sustaining basis by having a specified amount debited from your checking or savings account each month. You can track your giving on our website and also designate memorial gifts and company matches.

How to Make a Good Gift Better

Many who make annual gifts to the Oglebay Foundation ask about planned giving and major gift options available.

Here are some options available for your consideration:

We would be happy to work with you to establish a fund or giving vehicle that works best for your personal circumstances that supports the area of the park that matters most to you.

Options vary, so it is important to contact Foundation officials or your financial advisor or tax attorney if you wish to consider a major gift to the parks. Please call 304-243-4166 or email for more information.