Foundations: February 2020

On February 15th over 150 guests gathered to celebrate and support Cornerstone Youth Center at our annual event “Hope through Love” 

It was a wonderful evening complete with a plated dinner, raffle items, a silent auction, and an interactive murder mystery! Guests were able to learn about what is going on at CYC and get a glimpse of where CYC is heading in the future. After dinner, actors from Bower North Productions took the stage and began to spin a tale of murder. Throughout the story, guests were able to fill out a crime report and guess who they thought was responsible for Captain Esau Betterdaze’s murder. It was an audience divided  as to who the culprit was, but in the end the responsible party was caught! 

We are so grateful for everyone who came out and supported CYC at this event, it was a wonderful night of growing hope and sharing love. 

A huge thank you to our sponsors of the event! Title sponsor: Perkins & Schaffer CPAs, Inc. and Helping Sponsors: Sweetwater Sound, Hicksville Family Eye Care, United Steel Workers #715, Ruble Truck Sales and NIPSCO. 

We would also like to thank those who donated items to the raffle/silent auction: Botanical Gardens, Ken’s Meat Market, Olive Twist, Crazy Pinz, Putt Putt, Wooden Nickel, Touches of Time, Old Crown, 469 Cycle Shop, Outer Grace, Nicole Rorick, Coney Island, Tincaps, Duane Doctor, AMC, DeBrands Fine Chocolates, Komets, Eichhorns Jewelers, JK O’Donnells, Faye Hart, Intensity Fitness, Mad Ants, Madison Cabinets, Bill Deans, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Outfitters, Patriot Pizza, Firefly, Pint and Slice, Vera Bradley, Sazerac, Sarah Deans Adams, Barb Fetters.

Fish & Chicken Strip Dinner: March 27th

CYC’s Annual Fish & Chicken Strip Dinner is coming up on March 27, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Youth Center. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for youth 6 to 10 and free for children 5 and under. Cornerstone needs volunteers to help bread fish, direct parking, clean tables, etc. People able to assist that evening should call Director of Development Felicia Kowalski at 623-3972.

During an EACS scheduled day off, CYC offered Safe Sitter classes to students so they could become certified Safe Sitters! The class teaches basics of childcare, infant CPR, how to care for children and how to change a diaper! Students enjoyed the class and became certified Safe Sitters!

Upcoming Events
Mar. 27: Fish & Chicken Strip Dinner
Mar. 27-30 Apr. 1-3: All sites closed for Spring Break 
Apr. 10: All sites closed for Good Friday
May 15: Give Day

You can help support Cornerstone Youth Center in many ways, including the traditional direct donation!

  • Kroger Community Rewards: To get started, just go to the Kroger Community Rewards website at www.krogercom/communityrewards, sign up with your Kroger Plus Card and select Cornerstone as the organization you want to support. Once enrolled, you will earn money for Cornerstone every time you use your Plus Card while shopping at Kroger. Community Rewards need to be re-selected annually.
  • Amazon Smile forwards a percentage of your Amazon expenditures to an organization of your choice. Just go to to support Cornerstone through Amazon.
  • Thrivent Financial members with remaining Thrivent Choice Dollars: Please take a few minutes to call them at 1-800-847-4836 to direct your choice dollars or go online to
  •  United Way donations can also be designated to Cornerstone.
  • Sustainable Giving: Visit to sign up for a reoccurring gift to Cornerstone! This gift can be any amount you set and will be given to Cornerstone monthly on a day of your choosing. This is a terrific way to support Cornerstone!

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