2020 Dream Scholar Recipient
Nicholas Fecher and his dad, Towne Park Account Manager Adam Fecher, have always had a passion for their community. Growing up, the family made volunteering in their Fort Wayne community a priority by working weekly at food banks and personally delivering meals to those in need.
Nicholas credits his volunteer work for fueling his passion for the arts and storytelling and his dream of working in the film and television industries as an animator. He will receive $2,500 in scholarship funds for his first year at the University of St. Francis-Fort Wayne in the fall to study animation. Dream Scholarships were also awarded to former Towne Park associates Jacob Hess (Topeka, Kansas) and Zaire Groves (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).
Nicholas recently graduated from the online school Connections Academy where he earned a cumulative 4.20 grade point average and was ranked the top five students academically out of nearly 800.
Adam has worked with Towne Park for over five years and at Lutheran Hospital, he is known as a team builder who exhibits a passion to serve his patients, the Lutheran team of doctors and nurses and the Fort Wayne community. “Adam has a deep commitment to service,” District Manager Martell Smith says. “Adam always does what’s right for the client, his patients and his team members. His team has a genuine admiration for his work ethic and commitment to delivering the best service and, under his leadership, they deliver just that for our customers day in and day out.”
The family says they are grateful for the financial support and opportunity provided by the Dream Scholars program, providing support to enable Nicholas to focus on his studies and continue to volunteer throughout school. “I’ve never worked for a company that offered anything like this and Towne Park has always been there for its people and the community,” Adam said.
Since 2009, The Foundation has provided educational scholarships to 11 associates so they can pursue their higher education dreams and since its inception has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarship grants. Over the years, The Foundation has supported the dreams of aspiring software developers, doctors, business leaders and pilots.