Non-Profit News

East Central ISBDC workshops. Photo provided.

East Central ISBDC Hosts Free and Low-Cost Workshops

By: Christy Ragle— The East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) has several workshops designed to help area businesses start, grow, and flourish in 2016. To learn more about these workshops or to register, visit and click on the “Workshops and Events” link or call Judy at (765)…

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New Year, Next Level for Small Businesses

By: Christina Ragle— As small business owners look ahead to 2016, many are ready to take their company to the next level. But what does that involve? Peggy Cenova, Regional Director of the East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), works with small business owners to help them achieve goals. “One…

Cornerstone’s Spring 2016 Arts Programs Classes. Photo provided.

Cornerstone’s Spring 2016 Arts Programs Classes

By: Jessie Irwin— Explore your creative side this spring with Cornerstone’s diverse class offerings for the spring 2016 session. Classes begin Monday, February 1 and run through Friday, April 29. Classes are offered for youth, family and adults in the areas of visual arts, dance, music, martial arts, and theatre….

Sgt. Mace of the Muncie Police Department SWAT team is pictured. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Grant Awards Support Local Efforts to Address Meth Issues

By: Jud Fisher— Ball Brothers Foundation has issued grants totaling $10,000 to protect the health and safety of local law enforcement officers who come into contact with hazardous drug manufacturing materials. As meth lab seizures are at an all-time high in Delaware County, BBF funding will provide officers from the…

New solar equipment being installed on the roof of Cornerstone is pictured. Photo provided.

Cornerstone to Update Electrical and HVAC Systems

By: Marilyn Cleary— Cornerstone Center for the Arts will begin its journey into the modern age starting in January of 2016. Cornerstone, a pillar in the community for almost a century, will receive an update to its electrical and mechanical systems, helping to propel the historic building into the 21st century. Currently…

Harvey Wright outside the Park Office this afternoon. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Harvey Wright to Receive Local Horatio Alger Award

By: Micah Maxwell— The Muncie Boys & Girls Club will honor Muncie Parks & Recreation’s Superintendent Harvey Wright at its Great Futures Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 sponsored by MutualBank. The lunch event will begin at 11:30 AM at the Boys & Girls Club at 1710 S. Madison…

Payton Plank checks out one of the ARF animals at the Kia of Muncie event. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Kia of Muncie and ARF Pet Event This Friday and Saturday

By: Dee  McKinsey— ARF’s rescued residents will take temporary residence this weekend in the Kia Showroom, 6732 W. Hometown Blvd, Muncie, just west of the intersection of McGalliard and Nebo roads. This unique two-day event on Dec. 11 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., is designed to match…

Muncie Area Happenings and Events. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie Area Happenings and Events, Dec 11-19th

By: Mike Rhodes— The Muncie Visitors Bureau creates a weekly compilation of all sorts of cool events that take place in the Muncie area. Their content includes events, exhibits, and more. Kudos to Shonda Kane of the Muncie Visitors Bureau for assembling all this information. No small feat. The Muncie…

Adopt a Pet at the Muncie Animal Shelter for $1.00

Adopt A Pet At The Muncie Animal Shelter For One Dollar

By: Phil Peckinpaugh— Join the City of Muncie Animal Shelter,  Friday December 11th and Saturday December 12th, from 10:00 AM  until 6:00 PM.  All adoption fees have been reduced to just $1!  Adopters will be encouraged to purchase an item off of the shelter’s wish list before adopting.  “This is…

Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay

Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay Torchbearer Nominations Due Dec 31st.

By: Nancy Carlson—(Note: Nominations end December 31, 2015. Don’t put it off!) The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is now accepting torchbearer nominations from the public. Torchbearer nominations recognize Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state….

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Cornerstone Recognizes Founders with New Annual Awards

By: Jessie Irwin— On Thursday, December 3, Cornerstone Center for the Arts hosted its Annual Meeting and Donor Recognition. A new addition for this year was the recognition of four of the organization’s founders through awards named in their honor. The first award acknowledged Beth Turcotte who stepped up to…

Kids from the 2014 Great Futures Recognition Luncheon are pictured. Photo provided.

Muncie Boys and Girls Club Announces New Board Members

By: Micah Maxwell— At a recent board meeting of the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie, new board members and officers for 2016 were approved. (Please see individual board member bios lower in this article.) “The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie is honored to welcome these new board members….

"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Toyota of Muncie Named 2015 Indiana Philanthropy Award Recipient

By: The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.— November is a time to give thanks. Fundraising professionals in Indiana are doing just that. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Indiana Chapter recently held its annual Indiana Philanthropy Awards Dinner honoring and thanking philanthropists in our community. These…