Endowment and Supporters

Endowment and Supporters

Established in 2011, and currently exceeding $150,000, our endowment fund is comprised of donations that are invested with the purpose of providing means to cover long term expenses for program operations, maintenance of, and the preservation of The Old Fort.

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne oversees and manages our endowment fund.

If you are interested in making a lasting contribution, please feel free to contact us.

Endowment to Preserve the Old Fort

The endowment to preserve the Old Fort has received contributions from the following:

Contributions of $10,000 or Greater

  • Community Foundation of Fort Wayne

Contributions of $5,000 – $9999

  • Grant Family
  • James L. Scheil Memorial
  • Beverly Williams

Contributions of $2,500–$4,999

  • Glen Dohner
  • Fort 4 Fitness
  • John and Jane Higgins
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Vicki Gongwer Memorial

Contributions of $1,000–$2,499

  • Anonymous Friends of the Fort
  • Randy and Angela Elliott
  • Richard and Gracie Grubaugh
  • Stephen and Karen Jahrsdoerfer
  • Ryan and Melanie Laurent
  • LCPA Group LTD
  • Lincoln National Foundation
  • Sam and Joan Lipscomb
  • River City Rat Race
  • William and Ruth Scheil Memorial
  • Bill and Nancy Winling and Family

Contributions of $500–$999

  • Allen County Bicentennial Commission
  • Amazon Smile
  • William and Nancy Critell
  • Kiwanis of South Fort Wayne
  • Margaret Miller Memorial
  • Sylvia Noll
  • North Central Co-Op
  • Steel Dynamics

Contributions of $1–$499

  • Benevity
  • Bethlehem Summer Club House
  • William Bowser, Jr
  • Jeanie Burnefeld
  • Carroll High School
  • Clement Library, University of Michigan
  • Coventry Tae Kwon Do
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • De La Blaum Society
  • Eagles #3264
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Erlandson
  • Federation of Genealogical Societier
  • Jacob Feichtler Memorial
  • G. William Fishering
  • Good Shop
  • Rick and Andi Hahn
  • Betty Hood
  • Interactive Heritage History Association
  • Robert and Susie Jones
  • Kalamazoo Living History
  • Mississinewa Battle Field Society
  • Network for Good
  • Mr and Mrs Dennis Nichols
  • Rex Patterson Memorial
  • Pay Pal
  • Robert Tyson
  • Veteran’s Marathon
  • WalMart Foundation
  • Wayne Lodge #25
  • Carol Winans
  • Curt & Rebecca Witcher
  • Wojcinski Family
  • Woodlan Chapter FFA

Financial Information




Form 990 2018

Form 990-2019

Form 990-2020

Your donations support maintenance and programming at the Old Fort.