By: Kristen McConnell—
Muncie, IN— At the November meeting of the YMCA of Muncie’s Board of Directors, five members were honored for their service to the YMCA and our community.
Monte Brown has served as a volunteer at the Y since 1988. He has been a continual member of the Camp Crosley Board of Advisors with stints on the Corporate Board. His years of service include a number of accomplishments that have boosted the Y and Camp Crosley to where they are today. Monte had this to say about his tenure, “ It’s been a blessing to serve and I know I’m leaving the board in good hands.”
Steve Kern has been involved with the Y as a member of the Camp Crosley Board of Advisors and served on the Corporate Board since 2012. He has been instrumental in developments at Camp Crosley and the annual fundraiser, Crosley for Kids, that raises funds to send kids from Delaware County to camp. Steve said, “I’ve enjoyed serving on the board, because I know we can make a difference.”
Chris Cook has served on the board since 2010 and held many leadership roles, including Chief Volunteer Officer, Treasurer, and is currently chair of the Governance Committee. Chris said, “I enjoyed being behind the scenes making changes and helping the Y continue to evolve to meet the needs of the community.”
Jeff Mantock was recognized for his service as the current Chief Volunteer Officer from 2016-2018. Jeff has served on the board since 2009 and the Y is thankful for his leadership. Jeff will continue on the board in 2019 as the immediate past chairman and become the Governance Committee chair in 2019.
Dr. Jeffrey Heavilon served on the Board of Directors and Mission Advancement committee for three years. He helped impliment Access for All, a membership standard helping to ensure everyone has access to the Y.
YMCA of Muncie CEO, Chad Zaucha, understands the importance of a strong board and the impact they can have. “Our YMCA has been fortunate to have volunteer leadership so deeply engaged in our efforts to strengthen the foundation of our community. These five leaders have given willingly of their time, talent and treasure to ensure the YMCA is in line with its mission and working diligently to address community needs. We cannot express our gratitude enough for their unwavering dedication and service to our cause.”
About the YMCA of Muncie
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Muncie has served Delaware and Kosciusko Counties since 1881, with an excellent track record of providing quality mission driven programs that enrich the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body.
In 2018 the YMCA served more than 16,000 unduplicated men, women and children while providing more than $458,000 in financial assistance to ensure everyone has access to life changing YMCA programs. Visit the Y online at www.muncieymca.org or on Facebook @YMCA of Muncie.