Non-Profit

YWCA Hosts “Put Yourself in Her Heels” Event on September 23rd

By: Kari Wissel— Muncie, — Put Yourself in Her Heels is the YWCA’s signature event designed to raise awareness and show support to the YWCA’s residential program.  For the event’s fifth anniversary, the community will join us on our mission and participate in a one-mile walk through downtown Muncie. Upon receiving the story of a woman, community members will walk for women who utilize the residential services at the YWCA. For the first time women and children can participate in the event,…


2017 ATHENA Award Nominations Are Now Open

By: McKensie Monroe— Muncie, IN—Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU), an organization dedicated to providing networking opportunities for business women of East Central Indiana, would like your help finding and honoring individuals who have demonstrated professional excellence, community service and actively assists women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. Do you know an individual who strives toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment?  Who also excels in their chosen field, devotes time and energy within their community…


Hillcroft Services Celebrates Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

By: Genet Soule, VP Development & Marketing— Muncie, IN—Hillcroft Services, Muncie, Ind., a local provider of services for the developmentally disabled is celebrating National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week, September 10- 16, 2017. This is an annual opportunity to honor the work of direct support professionals who provide services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. “Our direct support professionals are hard-working, dedicated women and men who sacrifice a lot to support the people with disabilities…


WIPB-TV’s Third Annual Be My Neighbor Day Set for Sept. 16

By: Michelle Kinsey, Community Engagement Coordinator, WIPB-TV— “Everyone is big enough to do something.” – Daniel Tiger Muncie, IN – Join our community’s great neighbors at the third annual Be My Neighbor Day, 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Canan Commons in downtown Muncie. Based on the popular PBS KIDS animated program “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” and with a nod to the classic “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” this free family event will focus on the importance of being a good neighbor. “Being neighborly can begin…


United Way of Delaware County Announces $1.2 Million Campaign Goal at 2017 Kick-Off

By: Amanda Price— Muncie, IN – With live music in the heart of downtown Muncie, United Way of Delaware County’s first community block party—celebrating the organization’s 2017 Campaign Kick-Off—brought together hundreds of families, volunteers, and dignitaries Thursday evening. With a campaign theme to Identify the Obstacles, Take on the Impossible, and Conquer Generational Poverty in Delaware County, United Way leaders announced a $1.2 million fundraising goal for the 2017 campaign. “It was fitting to launch the most important phase of our…


Braydee Euliss Named Executive Director of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council

By: Betty Brewer— Muncie, IN—The Board of Directors of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council is excited to announce the appointment of Braydee Euliss as the Council’s next Executive Director. In her position as a former member of the Board, Braydee has led and/or been actively engaged in a number of Muncie Arts and Culture Council initiatives including planning and scheduling First Thursday programming in the beginning days of Madjax and the development of a successful proposal to the National…


United Way Kicks Off Campaign with Legendary Musicians

By: Amanda Price— Muncie, IN – An energized United Way of Delaware County enters the next phase of its 2017 fundraising campaign with a citywide block party Thursday in downtown Muncie, combining First Thursday, Ball State University’s presidential installation festivities, and familiar headliners. “This campaign puts a laser focus on our mission – to end generational poverty first by bringing all third-graders in Delaware County Indiana up to state reading standards by 2024,” said 2017 Campaign Chair Casey Stanley. “But…


Open Door Health Services Receives National Recognition

By: Katy Maggart— Muncie, IN – Open Door Health Services was recognized, once again, with a Level 3 Certification as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). A Patient Centered Medical Home is an innovative care model that replaces the reactive, episodic care often practiced in the current medical system with a proactive, coordinated care model designed to improve the patients’ health and moderate long-term health care costs. Open Door is the only…


Walk Indiana Offers Physical Benefits With Historical and Scenic Vistas

By: Matt Cox— Muncie, IN—It’s time once again for Walk Indiana, the non-competitive walking marathon on the Cardinal and White River Greenways. This year’s event is Saturday, September 9, and features a 13.1 mile, half-marathon at 8 am followed by the 5K and 10K events at 9 am, all originating at the Greenway Depot on 700 S. Wysor Street. Walk Indiana is a fundraiser for the Cardinal Greenway, a locally-based non-profit which also includes White River Greenway, the historic Wysor…


The Community Foundation Welcomes New Program Officer

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, Ind. – Carly Acree-King joined the staff of The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. last month. Carly Acree-King, as Program Officer, will manage scholarships and special programs of the Foundation including Town Endowment Grants and Robert P. Bell Education Grants. Carly is a born and raised Munsonian. She graduated from Muncie Central High School before earning her Bachelor of Science in women and gender studies, social work, and counseling psychology…