United Way of Allen County 100 Celebration at Grand Wayne Center


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!

100 Year Celebration Photo Gallery

On Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 United Way of Allen County celebrated its 100th Birthday with a Community Awards Banquet at the Embassy Theatre followed by a Gala at the Grand Wayne Center. Alyssa Ivanson with WANE TV Emceed both events, awards were presented to community partners, and two Keynotes were delivered by Austin Hatch and Tamika Catchings.

United Way of Allen County would like to thank our 40+ sponsors, 330+ attendees, numerous donors and volunteers, and board members who all made the event possible. With the support of the community we were able to raise more than $135,000. Starlight Photography captured the celebration.

Austin Hatch

Keynote Speaker

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

Keynote Speaker

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

Ambassador Enterprises

Diamond Quill Sponsor

3Rivers Logo
BF Goodrich Logo
NEIN Building Trades
Local UAW 2209
United Steel Workers Local 715

Ruby Quill Sponsor

Bowen Health Clinic
Do It Best Corp.
Mad Ants Professional Basketball
Professional Basketball
PNC Bank

Gold Quill Sponsor

Bellaire Studio, LLC

Don & Rae Cates

Dulin, Ward, & DeWald, Inc
Flagstar Bank
Fort Wayne Komets Hockey
Fox 55 Fort Wayne
IronWorkers Local 147
Old National Bank
PHP Employee Benefits

Silver Quill Sponsor

AnCor HR
Asher Agency
Barrett McNagny
City of Fort Wayne
Internet Essentials & EffecTV by Comcast
Financial Partners FCU
Fort Wayne Housing Authority
Fort Wayne Newspapers
Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
Indiana Michigan Power
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Ivy Tech - Heidi Fowler
KSM CPA & Advisors
Lutheran Health Network
Lutheran Social Services

Nelson & Mary Coats

AFLICO - Northeast Indiana AFL-CIO
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
Plumbers & Steamitters Local 166