There are causes bigger than us, and each time we give a little more time, service, or resource to uplift the lives of others, we amazingly find ourselves living richer lives with much joy and contentment. In our attempt to inspire others, inspiration comes back to us a hundred-fold.

Giving has always been a part of the Regan + Ferguson Group’s story. We strive to stand for more than just excellent business in the real estate industry. We exist also to share our love for our community, and its people.

As we soak in this season of gratitude, the R+F team is putting the spotlight on our local nonprofits that are making a difference. For 2023, our agents are taking their commitment a step further by promoting and helping one of their favorite local nonprofits and the causes they uphold. Our goal is to share their vision—and if it resounds with you as well, you are always welcome to join hands with us. Together, we can expand their impact.

Leslie Ferguson: Sexual Assault Treatment Center

My local nonprofit to support in 2023 is the Sexual Assault Treatment Center. Sexual assault is one of the most under reported (and not talked about) crimes in America. Thanks to two local nurses who saw a need, the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center opened its doors in 1994, and at the time served as the only provider of its kind in Indiana (and only 20 of its kind in the nation). Since then, its patients have increased three-fold and it continues to be one of the leading healthcare providers and educators for treating victims of sexual assault. Their impact is real, and I encourage everyone to donate to this worthy and needed local organization.

Heather Regan: NeighborLink

We love NeighborLink! Thanks to GPS technology (and our brilliant friends) you can use this platform to safely link up with local neighbors in need. From basic tasks, such as yard work and snow removal, to more skilled projects, like wheelchair ramps or plumbing needs, our goal is to make loving our neighbors as simple as possible. After all, the small things are the big things.


Sarah Baldus: Fort Wayne Community Schools Clothing Bank

Fort Wayne Community Schools is the largest school district in Northeast Indiana with 33,000 students enrolled—many of whom are homeless, come from impoverished households, or have been affected by a disaster such as a fire or flood.

Fort Wayne Community Schools Clothing Bank provides clothing items to thousands of students in need each year. Coats, shoes, clothes, and toiletries are all available to qualifying students at no cost to them. The Clothing Bank relies on donations of cash, and clean, gently used clothing to provide these much-needed items to deserving kids. 

Having two daughters graduate from a FWCS high school, and as a life-long district resident, I’m aware of the need and have a strong desire to see all the kids in my community well taken care of and given every opportunity to succeed. Making donations is easy. Find out how, right here.


Matthew Schrader: YMCA

Allyson, Grayson and I support the YMCA. We believe in the power of community as a driver of physical and mental health. Their services in education and leadership, avenues for healthy, active lifestyles, community drives, and more bring people together in many different ways.


Emily Harris: Veteran Services Division of the Indiana Canine Assistant Network

This not-for-profit organization provides trained service dogs for veterans who are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). I assisted in the founding of the company and was a Board member of the originating organization. I have a strong belief that it is our turn to serve those veterans who heroically served our nation.


Lakyne Napier: Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana

With a purpose to inspire and prepare young people to prosper in a world economy, JA Northern Indiana offers many successful programs for our children to become involved in. The inspiration piece comes from our local community volunteers who serve as role models to positively impact young people’s perception about the importance of education, as well as critical life skills.


Cory Allen: Audiences Unlimited

Audiences Unlimited is near and dear to my family’s heart! Few people know about this amazing local nonprofit that provides live and digital arts experiences to people in long-term care facilities as well as adults with disabilities in Northeast Indiana, but their impact is profound on the populations that they serve! They create cultural experiences that enrich the lives of people with limited access to the arts throughout our community.


Katie Rhinehart: Animal Care and Control

I fully support the care provided, and love people who house and adopt helpless animals. Animals are a blessing and every small step we can take to assist them in finding a loving home or donating food, bedding, toys, etc. is greatly appreciated.

We are championing these organizations so they can continuously care for and empower those in need at the highest level. Each month in 2023, the RFG will highlight one of these nonprofits more via social media to unlock greater heights of giving. (Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram!)

All of us hold the power to create meaningful change—and we’re excited to witness what happens when more of us decide to step in.