Kristal Walker

How did Pride get started and what is it all about?

Thursday, July 1, 2021

By Hannah Shoue “Where Pride Began”: Birthplace of the Gay Rights Movement Fifty-two years ago, on June 28, 1969, an uprising occurred at the Stonewall Inn, located in Greenwich Village, and is widely considered the spark that drove a more powerful movement for LGBTQ+ rights (Walsh 2019). The uprising started with a police raid gone … Read More


July 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021

We are excited to share some wonderful news with you about the forthcoming name of our new building and domestic violence crisis shelter! The William J. and Bonnie L. Hefner Foundation has generously invested in YWCA Northeast Indiana; in recognition of their ongoing support for our mission, our new building (formerly the Hall’s Guesthouse on … Read More

Kimberly Wagner

Thursday, July 1, 2021

  Meet Kimberly Wagner. Kimberly Wagner has served as Chief of Staff to the Chancellor at Purdue University Fort Wayne since April 2013. In her role, she serves as the primary aide to Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer and assists him in policy development, community building and engagement, and legislative advocacy efforts. Kimberly also serves as the … Read More

Jenna Leffers

Thursday, July 1, 2021

  Meet Jenna Leffers. Jenna Leffers graduated from IU Fort Wayne in December 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She started with Vera Bradley as a Sales Associate in August 2010 and celebrated her 10 years with the company this past year. In 2013 she began her career in corporate in the marketing department and … Read More