Keep growing as a leader. Be an active alum.

With more than 1,400 members and an average of 40 new additions each year, the network of Leadership Fort Wayne and Leadership 2.0 alumni continues to grow throughout Allen County and northeast Indiana.

Our graduates have gone on to become mayors, council members, CEOs, nonprofit leaders, educators, directors, and managers. But graduating from one of our programs shouldn’t be the end of your development as a leader. We encourage you to stay connected by attending the annual graduation ceremony, alumni gatherings, ongoing programming, and more.

Get started by updating your contact information, so we can keep you in the loop on upcoming events and programs.

Take it a step further

Strengthen the the community–and the alumni network–by joining the Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Leadership Alumni Association.

You’ll receive many of the same benefits as a full chamber investor, including:

  • Investor-only discounts to save you money.
  • Investor pricing to GFW Inc. signature events including Holiday Night, Annual Meeting, Champions of Change, and Greater Golf Open–perfect for connecting with your peers.
  • Admission to two free, exclusive alumni events per year.
  • GFW Inc. email updates including our Top 5 monthly e-newsletter, Upcoming Events, and GovConnect legislative updates.

The importance of chamber membership

As the chamber of commerce and economic development group for Fort Wayne and Allen County, Greater Fort Wayne Inc. exists to build a nationally recognized economy. When our community succeeds, everybody wins. That’s why we require all members of our Leadership Alumni Association to also belong to the chamber of commerce.

Here’s how that affects Leadership Alumni Association membership dues:

All Leadership Alumni Association members

To belong to the GFW Inc. Leadership Alumni Association, membership dues are $50 per person, per year. This helps cover the costs of administering the Leadership Alumni Association. If your employer/company is a current GFW Inc. investor, that $50 per year is all you need to join!

My company isn’t a GFW Inc. investor. Can I join?

Yes! You would join as a limited individual investor at the rate of $75 per year, plus your $50 per person, per year to be part of the Leadership Alumni Association.

As an investor, you will receive many of the benefits of chamber membership, including exclusive discounts, access to investor-only events, and more.

I’m a retiree. Can I join?

Yes! Retirees can pay $50 per year to be members of Greater Fort Wayne Inc., plus the $50 per person, per year to be part of the Leadership Alumni Association.