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Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Welcomes New Team Member and Summer Interns

Posted: July 29th 2022

July 29, 2022 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Community of Greater Fort Wayne (CFGFW) has added a new staff member and three interns at the beginning of the 2022 summer.

“Our 100th Anniversary has continued to be a year of growth and positive transition including the creation of a new position and welcoming several impressive interns to the Community Foundation,” said Brad Little, CFGFW President and CEO. “These new team members better position us to serve our grantees and nonprofit partners through training(s), grants, and communication as we introduce initiatives from our Let’s Rise! Vision Plan.”

CFGFW’s new staff member and interns include:

Nyke Bounket, Grants and Scholarships Assistant, joined the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne in May 2022. He is responsible for assisting with verifying, maintaining, and awarding scholarships and grants to qualifying students and organizations. Nyke attends site visits to learn more about an organization’s financial standing and new program ventures. He is also responsible for the Community Foundation’s Grant Catalog and accepts nonprofit applications to be listed on the Grant Catalog. You can read Nyke’s full bio on our website.

Peter McArdle, Operations Intern, joined the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne in May 2022. Peter is responsible for assisting the operations team with a focus on nonprofit financial analysis, as well as research to assist in building out the Community Foundation’s data resources. You can read Peter’s full bio on our website.

Melissa Francis, Children’s Health Collaborative Intern, joined the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne in May 2022. She is responsible for assisting the Children’s’ Health Collaborative Director with advancing CHC initiatives in Allen County. You can read Melissa’s full bio on our website.

Madison Werling, Children’s Health Collaborative Intern, joined the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne team in June 2022. She is responsible for assisting the Children’s Health Collaborative Director with advancing CHC initiatives in Allen County. You can read Madison’s full bio on our website.

To see a full list of the Community Foundation’s staff, you can visit the board and staff page.

During 2022 the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is celebrating 100 years of serving Allen County as a public charitable foundation. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne does three things: help people make their charitable giving more impactful, connect funding to nonprofits through effective grantmaking, and provide leadership to address community needs to improve quality of life. Every day we connect people and resources to build a more vibrant community. As of December 31, 2021, the Community Foundation held charitable assets of approximately $222 million and awarded more than $8.1 million in charitable grants and scholarships throughout the same year. Since its formation in 1922, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $175 million in charitable grants.


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