Clean Drains Fort Wayne Sponsors

Sponsor this initiative!

Fort Wayne’s vibrant riverfront and system of waterways are essential to the region’s high quality-of-place.

Would you like to partner and financially support Friends of the Rivers and Clean Drains Fort Wayne over the next three years? Below are sponsorship opportunities and associated benefits available for each year of sponsorship. (CDFW is seeking three-year commitments at any level.)

For details and more information, contact Irene Walters 

2021 Sponsors (to date)

2021 SEASON SPONSOR- $20,000

  • Parkview


2021 SWEET BREEZE FEST- $15,000 

  • Steel Dynamics, Inc.



  • Fort Wayne City Utilities
  • Henry Family Foundation
  • Luminous Fund



  • Ambassador Enterprises
  • Black and Veatch
  • Kathy Callen & John Powell



  • Friends of the Rivers
  • The Journal Gazette Foundation
  • Waterfield Foundation



  • Howard P. Arnold Foundation, Inc.
  • Visit Fort Wayne



  • AEP
  • Downtown Improvement District
  • Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
  • City of Fort Wayne Public Art Commission


Drain Host- $500

  • AWS
  • The Baldus Company
  • The TUBE Car Wash



  • Pat and Mac Parker
  • Marilyn and Bill Townsend


Join us on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Promenade Park, noon to 4 p.m.

Clean Drains Fort Wayne Fest: Be River SmART: A free community event recognizing sponsors, artists, neighborhoods, and schools for their participation in Clean Drains Fort Wayne.

If you or your organization would like to participate, contact Nancy Stewart at

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways – highlighting the value of rivers and increasing public awareness for improved stewardship of the rivers around the globe. World Rivers Day is a way to connect Fort Wayne to a greater goal and purpose.