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Awards and Recognitions

FAME programming has been honored as a recipient of the Indiana Governor’s Arts Award, the State Farm Insurance Good Neighbors Award, the Parents Magazine’s “As They Grow” Award, the Arts United Margaret Ann Keegan Award, and the Business Weekly Arts Innovation Award. As a national model, FAME was ceremonially recognized by Hillary Clinton at the White House in 1999 and in 2016 by Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation for FAME’s focus on its mission upon which it was founded. The Fort Wayne and Wabash chapters were also replicated in Merrillville and Muncie in the past.

Arts United Award Nominees Terri Nagel, Diane Barton, and Janice Furtner
Arts United Award Nominees Terri Nagel, Diane Barton, and Janice Furtner

Arts United Award Nominees Terri Nagel, Diane Barton, and Janice Furtner

Partnerships, Financial Supporters, and Collaborators


  • Embassy Theatre Festival of Trees
  • Fort Wayne Sister Cities International
  • Fort Wayne Youtheatre
  • Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Southwest Allen County Schools
  • Northwest Allen County Schools
  • East Allen County Schools
  • Private & Parochial Schools

FAME Festivals

  • BSA, Anthony Wayne Council
  • Bussick Orthodontics
  • Community Foundation of Wabash County
  • Grand Wayne Center
  • Honeywell Center
  • Hilton of Fort Wayne
  • Peg Perego
  • Penske Truck Rental
  • Science Central
  • Sweetwater Sound
  • Tag Art Company
  • United Art & Education
  • Wabash County Arts Council
  • Wabash County United Fund

Fusion of Concert Colors—Exhibitors

  • First Presbyterian Church
  • University of Saint Francis

Culture Kits

  • American Association of University Women

Multi-Arts Programs

  • Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne
  • Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
  • Dunsire Family Foundation
  • Edward and Ione Auer Foundation
  • Edward & Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation
  • English Bonter Mitchell Foundation
  • Foellinger Foundation
  • Honeywell Foundation
  • Howard P. Arnold Foundation
  • Indiana Arts Commission
  • Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation
  • Journal Gazette Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • PNC Charitable Funds
  • Sigma Alpha Iota

Visiting Artist Program

  • Lincoln Financial Group

Composition Project—Fort Wayne

  • Composer in Residence Troy Webdell
  • Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company
  • Fort Wayne Children’s Choir
  • Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony & Concert Orchestras
  • Weisser Park Elementary School

Composition Project—Wabash

  • Composer in Residence Dr. Pamela Haynes of Manchester University
  • Fort Wayne Jazz Ensemble

FAME Summer Fine Arts Camp

  • Camp Lutherwald


FAME would like to thank our partners for their support throughout the years. FAME has been very fortunate to have their support FAME would not be able to reach as many students through our programs.

When you become a Partner with FAME, your branding becomes visible through multiple venues to tens of thousands of individuals. Consider expanding your corporate awareness and at the same time the recognition that your company supports the love of art and music for students.


  • Signage at FAME Festivals & Fundraisers
  • Program books & Newsletters
  • Website


  • Tickets to the FAME Festival & Celebration of Youth Concert. Many Partners choose to have their tickets donated to students and their families participating in the FAME Festival
  • Advertising placement in the FAME Festival Program books. The program books are distributed to over 20,000 who attend the FAME Festival at the Grand Wayne Center

We would like you to become a member of our FAME family of Partners. Contact at (260) 247-7325 or e-mail

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