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The Power of Giving

Generous financial contributions from individuals like you help provide the necessary funds to operate and grow Oglebay and Wheeling Park. 

Whether that support occurs now or in the future, it’s important that we have the opportunity to thank you for your support because of its impact on the Parks, so please let us know your plans.


The most powerful gift to the Oglebay Foundation is one where you the donor allow the Foundation’s board of directors the discretion to use your gift where the need is the greatest. This flexibility may allow the Foundation to match donations from other donor sources such as federal, state and local grants which often require the Foundation to provide matching funds, or to resolve an unfunded emergency.


“The parks have always been outstanding and so efficiently run. When you give a gift to the parks, you know it will go entirely toward the project for which it was meant.”

– Dr. Robert Sonneborn on his family’s long relationship with Wheeling’s parks.

 Annual Membership Benefits

Individuals and organizations donating $25 or more a year receive an annual calendar and reports of progress at the park.

Donors of $100 or more are Friends of Oglebay, receiving additional benefits including an annual subscription to the quarterly newsletter, American Ideal.

  • Park Associates – donations of $500 or more receive all above benefits and are invited to attend the Light Up Night reception.
  • Waddington Farm Society – donations of $1,000 or more receive all above listed benefits and are also included in Oglebayfest Hospitality and 3rd of July receptions.
  • W. E. Stone Circle – donations of $5,000 or more receive all above listed benefits and are invited and our Fine Wine Food & Friends tasting in February as well as other park celebrations throughout the year.