Motivated to Serve

Phyllis Hermann, photography by Theresa Thompson

Because of a speech

February 22, 2017

The most ordinary beginning grew into Phyllis Hermann’s career that has helped so many through the most difficult times.

From left: Alan Peterson, MD; August Tomusk, MD; Joseph Ladowski, MD; William Deschner, MD, and Michael Schatzlein, MD, all Tomusk Foundation founders, were photographed with Anthony DeRiso, MD, their Indiana Ohio Heart, Lutheran Medical Group, colleague about 1993. photo courtesy of Lutheran Medical Group

A heritage of altruism

December 27, 2016

An inspirational coworker and friend is remembered with a foundation that continues the work and the story of Dr. August Tomusk.

Linda Higi, photography by Theresa Thompson

Linda Higi’s not stopping

October 7, 2016

Linda Higi was just going to help them get started, but she finds herself leading the way now as Catalpa Street opens to teach longtime drug and alcohol addicts a better way to live.

Rich Hoppe and Dan Butler with Nick Boxell on the skateboard. Photography by Ellie Bogue.

That’s how they roll

March 14, 2016

The need for a warm spot to practice in the winter led to the opening of the Fort Wayne Indoor Skatepark.

Steve Hoffman, photography by Ellie Bogue

Being Brightpoint

November 27, 2015

Brightpoint’s Steve Hoffman leads toward a familiar goal under a bright new brand.

Artemis and Debbie Ward, photography by Ellie Bogue

Dogs at their best

October 29, 2015

Debbie Ward wasn’t always a dog lover, but today she helps guide canines and their humans to excellence.

Nancy Springer, photography by Ellie Bogue

Making kids’ lives better

June 1, 2015

Great programs to help improve the lives of the region’s children motivate Nancy Springer and Great Kids make Great Communities.

Jessica Henry, photography by Ellie Bogue

Finding a good fit

May 12, 2015

Jessica Henry and the Allen County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are a match made in heaven. The data, the people and the animals agree.

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