By: Ball State Marketing and Communications—
Muncie, Indiana — Ball State University faculty and staff donated approximately $182,000 to support the United Way of Delaware County in 2018. With matching grants from the Ball Brothers Foundation and Indiana United Ways, the campaign’s impact is more than $267,000.
The 2018 on-campus campaign, which took place from September 19 to November 30, exceeded the $157,000 raised in 2017. In 2018, a record 91 donors were leadership givers, who made contributions of $500 or more.
Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns said he was grateful to the Ball Brothers Foundation and the Indiana United Ways for encouraging employees to increase their giving in 2018.
“And I am grateful to each and every employee who chose to support United Way’s impactful work in our county,” he said. “Their participation helped us achieve the United Way of Delaware County’s mission: an engaged and mobilized community where individuals and families have opportunities to achieve. Together, our financial gifts, our volunteer efforts, and our passionate advocacy are helping improve the health, education, and financial stability of our friends, neighbors, and colleagues living in Muncie and Delaware County.”
About Ball State
Founded in 1918 and located in Muncie, Ball State is one of Indiana’s signature universities and an economic driver for the state. Ball State’s nearly 22,000 students come from all over Indiana, the nation, and the world, and its 780-acre campus is large enough to accommodate premier facilities and 19 NCAA Division I sports but small enough to ensure the friendliness, personal attention, and access that are the hallmarks of the University.