History
Our Staff
Our Board
Community Sponsors
Slideshow
About The Franciscan Center

Our History

The Franciscan Center, Inc., was founded in 1989 by Sally Ley and the late Jean Kelly as a homeless shelter and sack lunch program. The worldwide Secular Franciscan Order however, was founded over 800 years ago by St. Francis of Assissi, and was the inspiration for the St. Charles Fraternity in Fort Wayne to create the Franciscan Center. Over the years, the Franciscan Center has changed to serve the needs of the community.

Our Staff

 

Sally Ley
Founder
Tony Ley
Executive Director
John Cislo
Office Manager
 
Sony Laisure
Sack Lunch
Manager
Sue Koester
Medicine Cabinet
Manager
Greg Davidson
Food Pantry
Manager
 
Carolina Jones
Store Manager
Kendallville
Monica Nelson
Store Manager
Ft. Wayne
Gordan Tracy
Facilities Support

Our Board

Listed below are the current volunteer Board of Directors for The Franciscan Center, Inc.

Dan Carteaux
President

Lee Tobin
Vice President
Stanley M. Koehl
Treasurer

Sarah Wladecki
Secretary
Sally Ley
Tony Ley
Mary Lou Sohn, OFS Tricia Bugajski
Jan Scher, OFS Christopher Stroud, MD, FACOG Matt Wilson Rick Ley


Current Community Sponsors

 

• Indiana’s News Center
• Russett Design
• Mary Cross Tippmann Foundation
• Lutheran Foundation
• Charlie Tippmann Foundation
• English Bonter Mitchell Foundation
Interested in becoming a Corporate Community Sponsor? Click here for more information.

Franciscan Center Slideshow

Coming soon!


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