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Muncie Arts and Culture Council Announces Fall 2019 PlySpace Residents and Events

By: Erin Williams— Muncie, IN—PlySpace, an artist-in-residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, welcomes the Fall 2019 residents: Dana Harper, Sarah Trad, and Sydney Pursel. The visiting artists will be in Muncie for a period of four to twelve weeks this fall and will be leading public, collaborative art projects throughout the city until early December. Dana Lynn Harper (Columbus, OH) joins PlySpace as the Fall Resident Fellow. While in Muncie, Harper will work with the Art Education…

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More than $111,000 Awarded to Muncie Community Schools for Teacher Development

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation awarded $111,722 to Muncie Community Schools to provide teacher professional development. Muncie Schools used this funding to provide training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to 65 teachers and administrators and to give stipends to teachers who participated in a district-wide subscription to online training for all teachers called K-12 Boost. The Board of Directors of The Community Foundation established the Successful Schools Fund in May 2018 following the Indiana…


United Way’s Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Connecting With Thousands of Children

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—There are nearly 1,000 children in Delaware County receiving free books each month as part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. And now, those books have been paired with educational and entertaining videos. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, offered by the United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties, is a program that provides children ages newborn to 5 years old with a free monthly, high-quality book. The United Way has partnered with Ball State University’s public television station…


James Rosema Honored with Fisher Governance Award

By: Jud Fisher—  Muncie, IN — James Rosema, chairman of the Muncie Mission Ministries Board of Directors, was recognized with Ball Brothers Foundation’s Fisher Governance Award at the Chamber of Commerce’s 125th Annual Meeting Celebration on Oct. 24. The John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award is presented annually to a board member of a Delaware County nonprofit organization. Candidates must exhibit “exemplary leadership and … integrity, responsibility and accountability,” according to the foundation’s website. “Our foundation faces a…


Announcement of 2019 Grants From The Rotary Club of Muncie Fund at The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County

By: Tom Farris— Muncie, IN – Kelly Shrock, President of The Muncie Rotary Club, announced eight organizations will receive grants from the Rotary Club of Muncie Fund for 2019. “We were pleased to receive seventeen applications from nonprofit organizations in the community for this year’s funding cycle,” stated Ms. Shrock. “Since 1917, the Muncie Rotary Club has maintained a heritage of supporting organizations doing good work in and for our community.”  The eight organizations receiving grants in 2019 include: A…


IHS Presents Delaware County Historical Society With Statewide Award

By: Rachel Hill Ponko— Muncie, IN—A project preserving the history of communities across Delaware County is the recipient of the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS’s) 2019 Indiana History Outstanding Event or Project Award. IHS is proud to honor the Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) and board members Bob and Karen Good for “Remember When.” The project invites residents past and present to share local histories and stories of their community. Each month, DCHS members travel to a different city or township…


A Better Way Expands Suicide Prevention Efforts

By: Teresa Clemmons, Executive Director, A Better Way— Muncie, IN—The State of Indiana received a National Suicide Prevention Capacity Building grant of $584,475, and will be sub-granting $122,500 in funds to A Better Way over a two-year period, which began October 1st. The grant will allow A Better Way to hire crisis specialists, recruit and train staff and volunteers, and participate in outreach events. These improvements have increased A Better Way’s capacity to handle suicide prevention calls, making the agency able…


Liz Ludwick’s “Little Trucks That Can” Promotes Reading

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—United Way Campaign co-chair Liz Ludwick authored a book in 2018 that pays tribute to her employer, Muncie Power Products, which has been in Muncie more than 80 years and employs more than 400 nationwide. “Little Trucks That Can” is illustrated by Michelle L.R. Davis, also an employee of Muncie Power Products. The book was distributed to all kindergartners in Muncie Community Schools last year. To conquer generational poverty, United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties…


4th Annual ‘Just Desserts’ Raises $26k for Muncie Boys & Girls Clubs

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie would like to thank the many people that made the 4th Annual Just Desserts a huge success. This year’s event received 30 dessert donations from incredible local bakers. Attendees battled it out for their favorite dessert and raised over $26,000 to help support the quality programs the Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie are able to offer to its members. Brian Osner with HIS Auto Parts was the winning bid…


Protecting Yourself From Medicare Fraud

By: Hannah Dunckel, LifeStream Services— Muncie, IN—It’s a few weeks before Medicare Open Enrollment. You answer the phone and the caller says, “We’re issuing new Medicare cards before open enrollment. Before we can send you your new card, we need you to confirm your Medicare number.” This sounds legitimate, right? If you answered YES to this question, you would be wrong. Unfortunately, Medicare Fraud is one of the most prevalent scams targeting older adults over the age of 65. Medicare fraud happens…