Celebrating the abilities of
people with disabilities!

Join us Saturday, February 27, as we kick off disabilities awareness month with Abilities Abound featuring Matt Savage: pianist, composer, arranger, performer and bandleader.

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Abilities Abound

Abilities Abound recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments in and around the local disability community.

Come celebrate with us!

The event will be held at:
Sweetwater Sound (Map)
5501 U.S. Hwy 30 west
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Buy Tickets

Don’t miss your chance to meet Matt Savage and attend Abilities Abound. Only 300 seats are available. Tickets will NOT be available at the door, so secure your seat today! Tickets will be sold through Thursday, February 25th.

Ticket prices are $20 adult; $10 students (with ID)

Keynote Speaker

Bio Bio Featuring Matt Savage: pianist, composer, arranger, performer and bandleader
Matt Savage has been connected with some of the biggest names in jazz, classical and popular music since he began his career at the age of eight. Now age 23, Matt has eleven albums to his name.

Performing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and The Kravis Center just to name a few, Matt is known in the music industry for his phenomenal talent. He’s also appeared at many world renowned festivals including the New Orleans Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival (CA), the Ottawa International Jazz Festival and Heineken Jazzaldia (San Sebastian, Spain). Over the years, he’s performed with some of the biggest names in the music business and appeared on countless television programs such as The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Marian McPartland’s prestigious Piano Jazz series on NPR and The Today Show.

To learn more about Matt, click here.


Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016
Location: Sweetwater Sound (Directions)

5:00 PM Cocktails
6:00 PM Program


Embolden Grant

The Embolden Enrichment Grant program was created by the Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition, which consists of not-for-profit service providers and advocates for people with disabilities in Northeast Indiana. Embolden means “to foster boldness or courage, or to encourage.” Believing that learning is a life long activity that all people should have the opportunity to pursue, these grants provide financial assistance to help individuals with disabilities continue learning.

Four grants of $500 are awarded on a competitive basis. The grant must be used for an enrichment class, employment or life skills training, or an activity or life experience designed to enhance skills. To apply or submit a nomination, please download the appropriate form below.

Application Form


2016 Sponsorship Opportunities

Abilities Abound is only made possible by the generous support of our sponsors who ensure the event adequately represents people with disabilities while equally providing businesses with a worthwhile opportunity to advertise. If you are a business or organization and would like more information on how you can become a sponsor, click here or call Lisa Smith at 260-422-6441.

Thank you for your continued support of people of all abilities and making the Abilities Abound event a success.

Abilities Abound is made possible by the Northeast Indiana Disabilities Advocacy Coalition (NEIDAC) and its member organizations.