Motivated to Serve

Motivated to Serve

Making an impact

Rewards plentiful in nonprofit world

By Bonnie Blackburn

Mark Coffee brings his expertise in the for-profit world to the United Way.

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The 'happiest sad place'

Erin's House eases kids' pain

By Bonnie Blackburn

Debbie Meyer carries on the work at Erin's House.

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Finding a good fit

SPCA shelter matches animals, families

By Bonnie Blackburn

Jessica Henry and the Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are a match made in heaven. The data, the people and the animals agree.

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A history of helping

Agency cares for the city's most vulnerable

By Bonnie Blackburn

Steve Jarrell and Headwaters Counseling care for the city's most vulnerable.

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Pushing boundaries for justice

Center for Middle East Peace brings the world to Fort Wayne

By Bonnie Blackburn

Dr. L. Michael Spath expresses his concern for peace and his love of all the world's people through the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace.

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Sisterhood of healers

Nursing sorority expanding its reach

By Bonnie Blackburn

Terri Farr and her sisterhood of healers are reaching out to accomplish more.

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Making them count

Bringing food, warmth to the homeless

By Bonnie Blackburn

Miss Sally saw homelessness in her hometown and got to work making it better.

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Positive changes

AIDS Task Force director looks for new ways to educate

By Bonnie Blackburn

New AIDS Task Force Executive Director Lisa Terry still sees an unmet need for education.

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A backpack full of blessings

Family helps fill empty stomachs

By Bonnie Blackburn

Meet the family behind Blessings in a Backpack.

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A sporting chance

Lifetime Sports Academy celebrates 15 years

By Bonnie Blackburn

Tom Hogan has gotten over the initial shock of how lofty the Lifetime Sports Academy’s goals are, and he and the organization are celebrating its 15th year.

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Funnel for a cure

Foundation funds research

By Bonnie Blackburn

Catherine Hill, executive director of the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, explains her role with a metaphor.

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Keeping summer afloat

Coast Guard flotilla educates boaters

By Bonnie Blackburn

Diane Campbell and Fort Wayne’s Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 2204 work to keep summer safely afloat.

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Smart cookies

Sharon Pohly, Girl Scouts celebrating centennial

By Bonnie Blackburn

Sharon Pohly left one kind of big business for another, and she’s now CEO of our area’s Girl Scouts council, where the cookie business is only one (admittedly big!) way girls are learning to be leaders.

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Enlisting support

Associated Churches pastor serves soldiers, their families

By Bonnie Blackburn

Pastor Roger Reece is growing Associated Churches’ capacity to support our community’s military personnel and their families.

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Pathways to adulthood

Making a way for homeless teens

By Bonnie Blackburn

Dr. Michel Sturm translated his urgent willingness to help homeless teens into Pathways, Inc., a program that has been helping them for two decades now.