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Community support

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 12:01 am

Grants awarded

Delta Dental Foundation awarded these grants: Area V Agency on Aging & Community Services, $2,350; Damar Services, $1,000; Healthy Smiles of Indiana, $2,000; McMillen Center for Health Education, $5,000; and Ruth Lilly Health Education Center, $1,000.

Business owner nominated

Jim Casaburo, owner of Casa Restaurant Group, was nominated for the 2012 Spirit Award for the Children's Oncology Camping Association International in recognition of his contributions to Camp Watcha Wanna Do.

Marketing grant

Lincoln Financial Foundation awarded the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance's downtown marketing efforts with a $48,500 grant.

Grants awarded

The Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation awarded these grants: Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne; $10,000; Carriage House, $10,000; East Wayne Street Center, $10,000; Embassy Theatre Foundation, $25,000; FAME, $15,000; Fort Wayne Ballet, $10,000; Matthew 25, $15,000; Mustard Seed Furniture Bank, $10,000; Science Central, $25,000; and The Reclamation Project, $10,000.

Foundation awards grants

The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation awarded these grants: Aung San Suu Kyi Welcoming Committee, $1,500; Catherine Kasper Place, $10,500; Catholic Charities, $10,000; Center for Nonviolence, $10,000; Carriage House, $25,000; Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Ministries-Charis House, $5,500; A Hope Center, $45,000; Hope House, $12,500; Living Luke's Legacy Clinic, $1,500; Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic, $243,785; Midwest Alliance for Health Education, $5,000; SCAN, $15,000; Super Shot, $65,000; and YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, $19,445.

These organizations each received the Blessed Catherine Kasper Award for Outstanding Service to the Poor and $1,500: Blue Jacket; Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne; Cedars HOPE; East Allen Family Resource Center; Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Fort Wayne; International House; Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic; Society of St. Andrew; St. Mary Catholic Church-Ave Maria House; and St. Mary Catholic Church-St. Mary's Soup Kitchen; and YWCA Northeast Indiana.

These organizations received the Dr. Louis and Mrs. Anne Schneider Fellowships for Continuing Health Care Education: Hope House, $1,027; and Whitington Homes & Services for Children and Families, $1,000.

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