Fort Wayne Fund

Goal Reached!

(Updated 6/1/20)

FW Giving Thermometer - Goal Reached

Why $55,000+?

Going over goal will only strengthen our position going into the new fiscal year. These funds will be rolled over to launch your Fort Wayne Alumni Center into the new fiscal year, where we will continue caring, connecting, and celebrating with your support.

Fort Wayne Fund

Goal Reached!

(Updated 6/1/20)

Why $55,000+?

Going over goal will only strengthen our position going into the new fiscal year. These funds will be rolled over to launch your Fort Wayne Alumni Center into the new fiscal year, where we will continue caring, connecting, and celebrating with your support.

FW Giving Thermometer - Goal Reached

Why?

  • Your Alumni Center exists only because of the gifts of time, talent, and treasure that are shared with us each year.
  • Your Alumni Center serves as a catalyst for keeping the Fort Wayne campus family together. These relationships, remembrances, and opportunities for reconnection help all alumni in our faith journeys.
  • Our ministry of caring, connecting, and celebrating continues through your financial gifts. The Fort Wayne Alumni Center is funded by our alumni and friends and is volunteer driven.
  • If you live in the State of Indiana and you support us financially, you can benefit from the Indiana Tax College Credit (not just a deduction). Click here to see how you may benefit.

Where does the money go?

Fort Wayne Alumni & Friends Fund provides for the following:

  • Staff Salaries – Thank you for providing two part-time employees to help lead our team of volunteers.
  • Publications – just one FW Vine costs $5,500 to mail and send.
  • Events – mailings and subsidizing costs to keep reunions affordable.
  • Postage – we spend about $3,500 a year in postage.
  • Archives – require supplies and equipment to digitize, produce, and store in the Cloud.
  • Books, CDs/DVDs – we have published five Dr. Wes Gerig g51 books and countless CDs and DVDs of past performance groups and concerts.
  • Services – we provide contact information, networking, etc. Electronic transcripts are available for $5 from Taylor University.
  • Website - https://www.fwalumnicenter.org serves as a place of stories, archives, and News Notes.
  • Supplies - we have to buy paper, toner, meals, snacks, stationary, note cards, etc.
  • Rent and Utilities – still being in Fort Wayne costs over $300 a month, but we feel it is important to be adjacent to the Fort Wayne campus.
  • Special Projects Fund provides for special projects and equipment needed above and beyond our normal budget.
  • Fort Wayne Alumni Center Endowment provides for ministry expenses for the Alumni Center to continue in the years to come. Alumni and friends generally fund this with estate gifts and giving gift annuities designated for our use. Currently, we have $378,000, where we only spend the earnings, not the endowment.

How can you give?

  • Online – Click here to give online (It’s easy and quick).
  • Check – Checks should be payable to Fort Wayne Alumni Center or Taylor University (mark Alumni Center in Memo section) and mail to 701 W Rudisill Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46807.
  • Call – Call 260.744.8790 to give Stephanie your credit card number (We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express).
  • Stocks & IRAs – Giving appreciated stock and IRAs can be a great way to give a gift to save on taxes.
  • Gift Annuities help our Fort Wayne Alumni Fund but also our Fort Wayne Alumni Center Endowment. Contact us if you have interest in earning a guaranteed income for life, and we will provide you an illustration. The minimum gift annuity is $10,000.
  • Volunteer – a list of jobs and opportunities is available here.