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Northeast Indiana Fund

In Northeast Indiana, we are serious about preserving our rich heritage and legacy, without losing sight of what’s next. We are building a region that’s bigger and bolder, and this cannot be done without the support of the Northeast Indiana Fund (NIF).

The Northeast Indiana Fund strengthens the capacity and economic competitiveness of our region through sustained leadership, collaboration, transformative initiatives, and alignment of resources to help us reach our shared goals.

This 501(c)(3) was incorporated on July 18, 2005 to support Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s mission to build, market, and sell Northeast Indiana. The work of the Northeast Indiana Fund board ensures that we have the funding, support, and vision needed to make positive, progressive change to grow the region.

Meet Our Board

Northeast Indiana Fund board members are elected by the Regional Partnership’s Governing Board to serve three-year terms.


John Sampson | Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Vice Chair

Ian Boyce | Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management, Inc.


Dana Berkes | NIPSCO
Corinna Ladd | PNC Bank
Maclyn Parker | Olive B. Cole Foundation 
Tom Trent | Rothberg, Logan & Warsco
Susan Mendenhall | Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne
Jeanné Wickens | Parkview Health

Honorary Directors

Gene Donaghy   
Tim Haffner | Faegre Baker Daniels 

Thank You to Our Donors

Northeast Indiana is a region of generous donors and community foundations that embrace the work and determination needed to progress the region. 

Here is a list of our charitable partners:

The Northeast Indiana Fund is just one element of our regional collaboration. Regularly, we combine ideas and efforts to make our community better, and that’s just good for business. Contact our team today, and let’s collaborate on your business success and growth.

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