EIN 35-1857840

Visit Fort Wayne

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(6)
Num. employees
21
State
Year formed
1949
Most recent tax filings
2020-12-01
Description
To expand Fort Wayne's economy by attracting convention and leisure visitors. The CVB is responsible for marketing Fort Wayne and Allen County as a desirable destination for convention, sporting and tourism activities.
Also known as...
Fort Wayne Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Total revenues
$2,162,090
2020
Total expenses
$1,917,726
2020
Total assets
$1,331,089
2020
Num. employees
21
2020

Program areas at Visit Fort Wayne

The corporation is a joint effort between governmental entities and the business community to pool their resources to fund a broad-based promotion and sales effort to promote the historic, cultural, arts, Convention, and trade show activities and facilities of the community. The corporation provides the general public with brochures and information on local attractions, events, activities of charitable groups,organizations and festivals. It also promotes the utilization of public Convention centers, trade show halls, museums, zoos, parks and recreational areas. Visit Fort Wayne disseminates information to new residents and potential residents, and responds to general inquiries concerning the community's population, business opportunities, educational and health facilities and government. The corporation collects, prepares,prints and disseminates historical and cultural information to educate the general public on the assets, desirability and liability of the community for either a tourist or future resident. The corporation operates a public information center. Information clerks staff the center to handle the inquiries of the general public. In addition, numerous brochures are distributed on behalf of charitable organizations and public attractions. Seminars, educational training and promotional literature are produced to enhance the awareness of the community. Information can also be obtained at visitfortwayne.com. No other entity, public or private, performs these tasks. The corporation conducts these activities daily to the extent financial resources permit. Financial resources are based solely on contributions from public entities, businesses and individuals. No governmental authority or body has jurisdiction over the corporation.

Personnel at Visit Fort Wayne

NameTitleCompensation
Dan O'ConnellPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Jessa CampbellMarketing and Communications Manager / Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Kristen GuthrieVice President of Marketing and Communications$107,214
Auvis ColeDirector of Sales
Josie O'DonnellSenior Sales Manager / Director of Sales / Director of Group Sales
...and 9 more key personnel

Financials for Visit Fort Wayne

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,888,867
Program services$256,085
Investment income and dividends$13,602
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-7,091
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$10,627
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$2,162,090

Form 990s for Visit Fort Wayne

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-06-03990View PDF
2019-122020-09-25990View PDF
2018-122019-09-04990OView PDF
2017-122018-07-27990OView PDF
2016-122017-06-06990OView PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
April 9, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
March 15, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
March 11, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
March 11, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
Nonprofit Types
Business and community development organizationsConvention and visitors bureausHeadquarter / parent organizations
Issues
Community improvementEconomic development
Characteristics
State / local levelReceives government funding
General information
Address
927 South Harrison St Rm/ste 101
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Metro area
Fort Wayne, IN
County
Allen County, IN
Website URL
visitfortwayne.com/ 
Phone
(260) 424-3700
Facebook page
FortWayneIN 
Twitter profile
@visitfortwayne 
IRS details
EIN
35-1857840
Fiscal year end
December
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1949
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
No
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
S33: Visitors, Convention Bureau
NAICS code, primary
561591: Convention and Visitors Bureaus
Parent/child status
Central organization
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