Non-Profit

Nominations for 2021 David Sursa Leadership Award Now Accepted

By Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the annual David Sursa Leadership Award. The award rewards, recognizes and encourages extraordinary leadership by a non-profit board member in Delaware County. Standing behind the belief that every community benefits from leaders who understand local issues and are able to visualize and promote positivity, the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. established the David Sursa Leadership Award in honor of the organization’s…

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Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for ‘Halteman Park Playground’

By Halteman Village Neighborhood Association— $30,000 goal to receive a matching grant through IHCDA’s CreatINg Places initiative Muncie, IN– Muncie residents may soon be able to enjoy a new park if a new crowdfunding campaign reaches its $30,000 fundraising goal by April 6. If successful, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) will provide a matching grant as part of its CreatINg Places program. “Parks assist in connecting people and creating a greater sense of community,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. “They are incredibly…


2020 Was an Unprecedented Year—And For Some Pretty Great Reasons

By Jenni Marsh, Board President, Muncie Action Plan— Muncie, IN—To say 2020 was an unprecedented year, is a blinding flash of the obvious— a global pandemic with social and political upheaval. Yet, when I think of 2020 as being unprecedented, I think about how it elevated our community’s indomitable spirit! A pandemic could not stop the people of Muncie from finding ways to help their neighbors and to make our community better. Our city’s non-profits worked together, shared resources, and supported…


Muncie Sports Commission Announces 2021 Board Members and Officers, Updates Branding 

 By Richard Crist, Board President— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Sports Commission has announced the Board of Directors and Officers for 2021 who will each help to support the non-profit’s work to increase economic vitality, improve quality of life, promote healthy lifestyles and brand Delaware County as a great sports community.  “Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of individuals all committed to Muncie Sports Commission’s purpose of attracting, creating, hosting, and supporting sporting events and recreational…


Cornerstone Center for the Arts Hosts February Events Fit for the Family

By Claire Downs— Muncie, IN—Cornerstone Center for the Arts is pleased to open its doors for events perfect for all ages! First Thursday, February 4, 5-8pm the Judith Barnes Memorial Gallery will make its 2021 debut featuring the work of Terrika Clark; Saturday, February 6, from 1-3pm Cornerstone will host their Recycled Valentines  crafting workshop; and Monday, February 22 marks the beginning of 12 full weeks of visual and performing arts classes! Local artist Terrika Clark challenges viewers to see…


The YMCA of Muncie to Expand Anti-Hunger Fight

By Kristen McConnell— Muncie, IN—Beginning February 12, the YMCA of Muncie will offer food distribution at the Downtown Y to provide healthy meals for children 18 and under over the weekend. The YMCA of Muncie received a waiver from the USDA to provide meals in bulk to sustain children over the weekend when they will not have access to nutritious meals at school. Recipients will be provided with three dinners and three snacks to ensure no child is hungry.  “The…


Camp Crosley YMCA Partners With Fellowship Missions to  House the Homeless

By Kristen McConnell— North Webster, IN— Camp Crosley YMCA will continue a partnership that began during the early stages of the pandemic with local non-profit Fellowship Missions to shelter and feed the homeless population in Kosciusko County. While 2020 provided many challenges for the overnight camp, it was effortless to partner with Fellowship Missions and serve a different demographic than ever before. The partnership has grown and will continue to serve the economically disadvantaged through 2021. Mark Battig, Executive Director of…


Muncie Action Plan 2020 Task Force 5 Update

By: Marta Moody, Chairman Task Force 5— Muncie, IN – the Muncie Action Plan spent 2020 preparing for the City of Muncie’s next strategic investment planning process in combination with an update to the Delaware County comprehensive plan. The last large-scale MAP planning took place in 2009 and although two updates have been completed since, it is time to re-visit the document with another large-scale engagement effort whereby residents help create a new vision for Muncie’s growth and investment. Representatives from the Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan…


Muncie Area Youth for Christ Announces Daniel Ivy as New Juvenile Justice Ministry Director 

 By Hope Lehman— Muncie, IN—The partnership between Muncie Area Youth for Christ (YFC) and the Muncie Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) continues a program that rolled out in late 2019, called the Juvenile Justice Ministry (JJM), but with new leadership. The program seeks to engage young people in juvenile institutions. This strategy helps young people acquire and develop a way of living; taught by Jesus Christ, balancing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life. These valued relationships are sustained…


Muncie Symphony Orchestra Announces Awards From Young Artist Competition

By Stephanie D. Wilson— Muncie, IN—The world seems a little bleak right now. Yet wonderful things are happening with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and 26 young people from around the State of Indiana. The Muncie Symphony Orchestra hosted a Young Artist Competition on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Sursa Hall on the campus of Ball State University for 26 young artists.  According to the Dr. James Thompson, education coordinator for the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, the Young Artist Competition provides a…