Non-Profit News




A young girl learns ballet at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Photo provided.

15 Local Non-Profits Receive $604,570 In Community Foundation Grants

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $604,570 to 15 nonprofit organizations during the first Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2018. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this…


Brian McKay, vice-president is pictured. Photo provided.

2018 Boys & Girls Clubs Board of Directors Members Announced

By: Brandon Coppernoll— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie has 10 returning board members in 2018, eight new members, including three who migrated from the Roy C. Buley Center when the organizations merged last month, and a four-member executive committee. “One of the remarkable aspects of this organization is…



V!VA Winners from the 2017 awards presentation held at the Horizon Convention Center. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

2018 VIVA Awards Nominations Now Open

By: Terry Whitt Bailey, Chair, V!VA Committee— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Rotary Club, Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club and United Way of Delaware County has announced that nominations for the annual V!VA Awards, celebrating Very Important Volunteers, are now open. The V!VA Award was created in 1993 as a gift to…


David Sursa. Photo provided.

Applications For 2018 David Sursa Leadership Award Available

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – 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…


Dr. Beena M. Joseph, Board Certified Pediatrician. Photo provided.

Open Door Health Services Welcomes Beena M. Joseph, MD

By: Katy Maggart— Muncie, IN—Open Door Health Services would like to welcome Dr. Beena M. Joseph, a Board Certified Pediatrician with over 17 years of experience. Dr. Joseph earned her MB.BS. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) Degree from the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Bharathiar University in…



Friends, families, and fellow artists alike are invited to experience the beautiful and awe-inspiring artwork of professional and avocational artists throughout Indiana in the Twenty-Eighth Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show & Sale. Photo provided.

28th Annual Minnetrista Juried Art Show and Sale

By: Sam Condon— Muncie, IN—Friends, families, and Minnetrista members are invited to experience the awe-inspiring artwork of professional and avocational artists in the 28th Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show & Sale, opening on Saturday, February 24th and running through April 29th. “The Annual Juried Art Show & Sale attracts approximately…


Walk a Mile In My Shoe participants fill up the Horizon Center prior to the walk. Photo by: Steve Lindell

LISTEN: 14th Annual Walk a Mile My Shoes

By: Steve Lindell— Muncie, IN—Hundreds attended the 14th annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes event on Saturday, Feb. 10th. The event began this year at the Horizon Convention Center, due to the damaged North Walnut Street Fieldhouse. HEAR an audio summary below with 104.1 WLBC’s Steve Lindell, interviewing the…


Innovation Connector, 1208 W. White River Blvd in Muncie.

Leaders Invited To Free Shafer Leadership Academy Lunch and Learn Series At Innovation Connector

By: Mitch Isaacs, executive director, Shafer Leadership Academy— Muncie, IN—Professionals of all fields are invited to a Leadership Lunch & Learn Series, sponsored by Shafer Leadership Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering people of all ages, backgrounds and interests to achieve their leadership potential. The free sessions, which include a boxed lunch,…


Magic City Music Men members Joe Bourne, Scott Trout, Joe Howard, and Charles Harris performing a "Singing Valentine" for a lucky recipient. Photo provided

Magic City Music Men Offer ‘Singing Valentines’

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Valentine’s Day is coming up, and if you’re like many people, you’re probably looking for something new and different to give to your sweetie. Or significant other.  Or maybe there’s a client or business you’d like to do something nice for as a way of saying “thank you” during…


Muncie, IN. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Councilman Anderson, Mayor Tyler Sponsor Community Forums

By: The Office of Mayor Dennis Tyler— Muncie, IN—City Council Member Julius Anderson (District 6) has invited Mayor Dennis Tyler and his Department Heads to participate in a series of community forums during Black History Month.  This is the sixth year that Councilman Anderson has partnered with local churches and…