Listed among the major assets of any community are the educational facilities, health systems, religious institutions, police and fire protection, financial institutions and finally, access to the arts. Our community is fortunate to be so generously endowed with all of the above. With the addition of the Ohnward Fine Arts Center in December of 2004, our community now has easy access to a wide variety of arts and entertainment.
Ohnward Fine Arts Center is a non-profit organization. We receive no funding from the city of Maquoketa from tax dollars. We rely on the generous donations of our business partners and patrons to meet many of our expenses. As a 501(c)(3) organization, all donations to Ohnward are tax-deductible. We are deeply grateful to all those who have given so generously in the past, strengthening Ohnward and ensuring its vitality in this wonderful community.
If you would like to support the Ohnward Fine Arts Center, there are several options available to you:
New in 2010, you can join the Friends of Ohnward! All 2010 Friends of Ohnward will be listed in the 2010 Annual Program. The Friends levels are as follows:
|Diamond||$5000 and up||Sapphire||$250-$499|
|Emerald||$1000 - $4999||Pearl||$100-$249|
|Ruby||$500 - $999||Onyx||$25-$99|
You can also become a Cornerstone Friend by giving $50,000 or more over the years. Cornerstone Friends will be recognized on a plaque to be prominently displayed in the Drew Gallery.
Spotlight your business in our annual program. Your ad will appear throughout the year in our Annual Program which is distributed at all Ohnward-sponsored events. your business name/logo will also be emblazoned on the two 20x30 foot screen in front of our audiences before performances and during intermission.
A brass nameplate will be permanently attached to the theater seat of your choice with your family name, business name, or in memory of a loved one, using any lettering of your choosing. Click Here to download an application to name your seat!
Purchase a brick to be permanently placed in front of the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. Click Here to download an application to purchase your brick!
Give a gift that keeps on giving! The Ohnward Fine Arts Center Endowment Fund at the Maquoketa Area Community Foundation is a great option for giving. Your donations remain in the endowment while the generated income continues to support the Ohnward year after year. There are additional tax advantages to this option as well. Please consult with your tax advisor for more details.
Many individuals and families have generously chosen to include Ohnward Fine Arts Center in their estate plans. If you would like to do so, please consult with your attorney.
As a non-profit fine arts organization, our mission is to ignite the imagination, stimulate thought, offer an avenue of creative expression and provide entertainment. We seek to enrich our patrons lives by providing a center for education, social interaction and community development. We hope to communicate and develop an appreciation for the arts and a greater understanding of our heritage and culture through a diversity of programs designed to benefit our community.