Thank You!

Our deepest thanks to the many donors, sponsors, and volunteers who made the 2016 Board of Directors’ Gala on June 16 a tremendous success!

Because of your generosity, we exceeded our fundraising goal of $385,000.  These important funds will support Turnstone’s therapy and wellness programs, which benefit thousands of adults and children with disabilities annually.  Most of these families have incomes under $35,000 per year, so we are able to subsidize their services thanks to funds raised at the Gala.

During the Gala, we heard inspiring stories from athletes who participated in Turnstone’s sports programs for much of their childhood, as well as, from the US Men's National Goalball Team, who will represent our nation at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.  After listening to their stories, there is no doubt that Turnstone’s programs, which you help to support through your generous donations, have a profound impact on the people we serve. 

Watch this very inspiring video that was played at the 2016 Board of Directors' Gala. 

Save the date for the 2017 Board of Directors’ Gala on June 15.  For ticket and sponsorship information, contact Kris Foate at 260-483-2100 or

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Missed the Gala?  You can still make a contribution to create possibilities for children and adults with disabilities. 

Thank you to the following generous organizations for providing Matching Gifts:

Godschalk Family Foundation
O’Rourke-Schof Family Foundation
PNC Foundation
Owen and Jean Pritchard Foundation 
Mary Cross Tippmann Foundation
Mary E. Van Drew Charitable Foundation

Thank you to the following generous sponsors for their support:

Platinum Level Sponsor

Ambassador Enterprises
Bradley Gough Diamonds
Physicians Health Plan

Gold Level Sponsor

Godschalk Family Foundation
iAB Bank
Indiana Michigan Power/ AEP
Michael Kinder & Sons, Inc.
Moore & Associates (an Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisor Practice)
Pizza Hut
Pro Resources
STAR Financial Bank
SDI Steel Dynamics, Inc.
T.W.F Holdings Inc.

Silver Level Sponsor

Automotive Color & Supply Corporation
Kathy Callen and John Powell
Merrill Lynch
Old National Bank
Waterfield Foundation
Wells Fargo

Bronze Level Sponsor

AALCO Distributing
Al-Fe Heat Treating
Dick & Susan Fox
Do it Best
First Federal Bank 
First Federal Savings Bank
Fort Wayne Metals
Fort Wayne Neurology
JAT of Fort Wayne
MedPro Group
Midwest Pipe & Steel
Shambaugh & Sons 

Beverage Sponsor

Cap n Cork

Supporting Sponsor

Chuck & Lisa Surack and Sweetwater

Board Member Table Sponsor

Shawn Brown-SRT Prosthetics & Orthotics
Kelly Clevenger
Dick Fox & Melissa Stout
Corrina Ladd
Vicki Leininger- Hylant Group
Barney Niezer
Chris & Mark Rupp
Tracy Shellabarger
Brad Sturges
Barry Sturges
Jeff Sturges
Jerry Witte

In Kind
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival
Skip Balkenbusch
Barrett McNagny LLP
Mark & Mary Anne Berron
Botanical Conservatory
Bradley Gough Diamonds
Cap n’ Cork
Club Soda
Contoure Full Spectrum Salon
Cookie Cottage
Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard
Jane DeHaven and Summit City Chevrolet
DeBrand Fine Chocolate
Design Collaborative
Don Hall’s Gas House
Kelly Dreibelbis
Eddie Merlot’s
Tom & Susan Ellis
Embassy Theatre
Rhonda Fastiggi
For Goodness Cakes
Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
Fort Wayne Komets
Fort Wayne Mad Ants
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Fort Wayne Parks Department
Fort Wayne Police Department
Fort Wayne TinCaps
Dick & Susan Fox
Fresh Market
Granite City Food & Beverage
Don Hall’s Gas House
Mark Grieger & Associates
History Center
Indiana Wild
Joseph Decuis
Rich Kase & GDK & Co
Dorothy Kittaka
Tom Kimbrough
Knockerball Fort Wayne
Kosciusko County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jim & Jan Labas & Gold Medal Products
Legends of Notre Dame
LML Estate Management
MacAllister Rentals
Tom Marcuccilli
Mickey’s Linens
Matilda Jane
Jennifer Matthias
Ray & Jane Melcher
Monogram Shop
Mindful Movements
Moose Lake Christian Craft Village
Deborah M. Nagel
Barney & Deb Niezer
North End Boutique & Hotel
Old National Bank
Paint the Town Graphics
Pampered Pets Bed & Breakfast
Panera Bread
Parkview Health
Peg Perego
Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne, Inc.
Kathy Roudebush & Jon Bomberger
San Martin Designs
Melissa Schenkel
Sea Glass Fine Art Photography
The Schleinkofer Family
Shaffer Multimedia
Tracy & Gretchen Shellabarger
Tom and Kathy Skiba
SportONE/Parkview Fieldhouse
SportONE/Parkview Icehouse
STAR Financial Bank
Brandon Steffen & Joshua Lewis and Steffen Group
Ruth & Robert Stone
Barry Sturges
Jeff Sturges
Summit City Brewerks
SunKing Ice
SweetCars Chuck & Lisa Surack
Sweetwater, Chuck & Lisa Surack
The Good Ones
The Olive Twist
Tim Hortons Café & Bake Shop
Tomkinson BMW
Tory Burch
Trading Post Canoe, Kayak & Campground
Trine University
Trove & Melani Wilson
Turnstone Board of Directors
Two EE’s Winery
Vera Bradley
Nancy Wagner
Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts
Bob & Irene Walters
Wine Down Tasting and Tapas
John & Patti Wolf
Wyndham Garden Hotel
YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne