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100 Year Celebration

United Way of Allen County’s Centennial Celebration

United Way of Allen County with your support has been helping individuals in our community reach their full potential by breaking down the barriers people have faced over the past 100 years. Join us to celebrate Generations of Impact!


November 15, 2022



Start Location

The Embassy Theatre

End Location

The Grand Wayne Center

Event Details

4:00 PM – FREE Awards Banquet @ the Embassy Theatre

Please join the United Way of Allen County as we celebrate our donors, volunteers and partner with annual awards. United Way will also take a look back at the last 100 years and how that will help shape the next 100. This event is free and open to the community.

6:00 PM – Cocktail hour @ the Grand Wayne Center (part of gala, sponsorship or tickets required)

7:00 PM – Dinner and Keynote presentations @ the Grand Wayne Center (part of gala, sponsorship or tickets required)

The Gala will immediately follow the award banquet, kicking off with a cocktail hour at 6 PM. Programming, Dinner and Keynote Speakers will take place after the cocktail hour at 7 PM. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are available to purchase via the link below or are included in sponsorship perks.

Keynote Speakers

Austin Hatch

We all face adversity everyday, but there’s no obstacle we can’t overcome if we work together. Learn how to apply the G.R.I.T. framework within your school, church, organization or company to empower your team to achieve your goals.

Tamika Catchings

Indiana’s “do-everything” forward completed 16 seasons in the WNBA, stepping away from her future-hall-of-fame-career following the 2016 season. Her naming as recipient of the very first ESPN Humanitarian Award in 2015 and a 14-year run of community service by her Catch The Stars Foundation are testament to her work off the court, however – more impactful than her MVP career on the court.

“At Ambassador, we believe in creating lasting, positive impact in our community. For 100 years, United Way of Allen County has been doing this by looking at the communities’ needs and working with their partners to make our community better. We celebrate the work they have done and the work to come in making a positive impact in our community for the next 100 years.”

Ron Turpin, Ambassador Enterprises

Centennial Sponsor

Diamond Quill Sponsor

Ruby Quill Sponsor

Professional Basketball

Gold Quill Sponsor

Don & Rae Cates

Silver Quill Sponsor

Nelson and Mary Coats