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Oh Wow! Receives $12,500 Grant from Thomases Endowment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Oh Wow! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology has received a $12,500 grant from the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation for field trip and outreach support. 

“On behalf of our board of directors, our volunteers and students and educators expected to be served, we are grateful to the Thomases Family Endowment,” said Suzanne Barbati, president and executive director. “This grant will be used to ensure all students, classroom teachers and community partners have access and can participate in Oh Wow!’s high-quality stem-based programming and outreach activities.”

“The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation seeks to promote a spirit of tzedakah, which is the idea that sharing what we have with others is the honest and just thing to do,” said Lisa Long, financial resource development director of Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. “The committee has supported Oh Wow! since 2011 to ensure children across the Valley have the chance to be wowed by hands-on stem experiences.”

The newest temporary exhibit at Oh Wow! is Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action. This traveling exhibit is designed to combat childhood inertia and will be at Oh Wow! through mid-January.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.