Non-Profit

Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Adds Jenna Wachtmann To Board Of Directors

By: Lissa Silotto— Indianapolis, IN —Indiana Philanthropy Alliance (IPA) has appointed Linda Speed as its new Board Chair and welcomes Stephanie Overbey and Jenna Wachtmann as new members to its Board of Directors. Current Directors becoming officers in 2019 include Theresa Farrington Rhodes, elected as Vice Chair, and Tracy Souza, elected as Secretary. “I value the connection with other grantmakers in our state to learn, collaborate, and make a greater impact through informed grantmaking,” said Speed. “I look forward to ushering in a new era with…


Edging Close To End of United Way Campaign: We Still Need You…

By: Jeff Lang— Muncie, Indiana—Thanks to the generous support from people like you, United Way of Delaware County is winding up another successful fundraising campaign. We’re not done. Not quite yet. But it’s close and I wanted to say thank you. Like many of you, I have much to be grateful for this holiday season, and one thing is this place I call home. I came to Muncie for a job a few decades ago and I’ve never left. Never…


The Facing Project’s Catalog Of 1,500 Stories To Be Archived By Ball State

By: Stephanie Fisher— Muncie, Indiana—Stories connect us. They build empathy and understanding across difference, and they are the basic building blocks of community. This mantra has been the driving force behind the work of The Facing Project, and now the 501(c)(3) non-profit is pleased to announce they are partnering with Archives and Special Collections at Ball State University to archive its catalog of stories. The Facing Project catalog consists of over 1,500 first-person stories collected over a six-year period in…


Boys & Girls Club 2019 Great Futures Dinner Announced

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, Indiana—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie is delighted to announce the 2019 Great Futures Dinner. To help us celebrate the Clubs 85th year of service to the community, The Boys & Girls Clubs will host the 2019 Great Futures Dinner on January 24, 2019 from 6 -8 p.m. at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. This event serves as a way to showcase the Club kids’ work, fundraise for future programming, and honor the members of…


Funders Forum Collaborative Supports Three Programs with Grants

By: Kallie Sullanke— Muncie, Ind. – Funders in Delaware County have come together to pool knowledge, experiences, and resources to make a collective impact on a current issue in the community.  The Funders Forum Collaborative awarded $31,000 to three Delaware County organizations to support programs that address drug prevention and recovery in our community. Delaware County CASA Program received $15,000 to launch a Family Recovery Court in Delaware County. Family Recovery Courts have been identified across the state and nation…


United Way Day Of Giving To Raise $47,000 for The 47 Percent of Struggling Families

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—Here’s a statistic to consider: Today, 47 percent of Delaware County households live in poverty or are struggling to make ends meet. These are hard working families, some working two or three jobs yet barely able to meet their basic household budget and are just one crisis away from sliding into poverty. United Way of Delaware County is using Thursday, Dec. 13 – this year’s Day of Giving – to raise $47,000 to draw attention to…


E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center’s “Holiday Open House” Revisted

By: Diane Watters, Assistant Director, E. B. and Bertha C. Ball Center— Muncie, IN—Each year, the E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center hosts a Holiday Open House as a part of Minnetrista’s Enchanted Luminaria Walk. During this 2-day event, guests can tour all three floors of the beautifully decorated Ball family home, listen to musicians, and see local artisans at no cost. This is just one event that the center hosts to preserve the Ball family history and to recognize their…


Elementary Education Senior Focusing On Third-Grade Reading Attainment

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, Indiana—For elementary education major Hannah George teaching took on a higher meaning when a year ago she participated in a Ball State University immersive learning class that would introduce the Muncie native to a community she didn’t know existed and a cause that broadened her passion. “I was amazed. I am from Muncie. I grew up hearing about the Whitely community but from the moment I stepped foot into the program, my eyes were opened about…


Foundation Receives $1 Million Matching Grant to Grow Grantmaking in Muncie and Delaware County

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Indiana – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has received a grant of $1 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative. With GIFT VII, Lilly Endowment is making up to $125 million available to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve. The Community Foundation can use this matching fund grant to further build financial assets and support…


WIBU Announces 2018 ATHENA and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

By: Chrystal Pearson— Muncie, IN—At its annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon, Muncie’s Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU) presented three ATHENA Leadership Awards and one WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award. Ruth Chin was awarded the 2018 WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award. The WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award honors a woman who has dedicated her life to be a leader and role model and is selected by the WIBU Board of Directors. In addition to a framed certificate, WIBU will award a scholarship in Chin’s name to a full-time, non-traditional…