Non-Profit

New Breed Of Company Executives Takes On United Way Cause

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—A record number of early and mid-career professionals – 26 – are this year’s foot soldiers in the fundraising campaign for United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties. The Loaned Executives or “LEs” make one-on-one calls on the community’s top executives and their staffs, telling the United Way story. It is designed to be a sophisticated program for oftentimes young professionals, who learn the latest tools and techniques in sales and promotion, and a home-grown pool…

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Muncie Entrepreneurs Trust In United Way Giving

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—Brooke and Brian Shrieve are very busy these days. Running three businesses, shuttling their children to after-school activities during the week and catching up on things at home on the weekends means there isn’t a lot of time for anything else. It’s for family and community, they support the United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties. “We knew right away that the United Way would be a great place to give our time and money when…


Glad Tidings Church of Muncie Celebrates 100 Years

By: Paula Mangus— Muncie, IN– Join Glad Tidings as they celebrate their 100th anniversary on Sunday, October 6that 10:00 a.m. Glad Tidings Church of Muncie celebrates its 100th anniversary this October with special events and initiatives throughout the year. The church was founded in the late summer of 1919 after a small group of like-minded believers emerged from summer revival tent meetings with a desire to start a church. The congregation of Glad Tidings Church has sought to establish themselves as people…


YMCA Strengthens Leadership to Deepen Community Impact

By: Chad Zaucha— Muncie, IN—Over the course of the last two years, the YMCA of Muncie has been realigning our staff structure to streamline operations in order to deepen our impact to our community.  The final phase involved promoting three members of our leadership staff that exemplify hungry, humble and smart leadership. We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Kristen McConnell to Vice President of Mission Advancement.  Kristen has served the community via the YMCA for the past 18 years…


Fields Of Faith To Take Place at Muncie Southside Football Field on October 2nd

By: Patrick Benner— Muncie, IN—East Central Indiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) will host the annual student-driving, student-led Fields of Faith event October 2nd. Since 2009, Fields of Faith Muncie has been the largest local Christian event in East Central Indiana. On a national level, in 2018 alone, more than 198,000 people gathered on 521 athletic fields and gymnasiums across the country. This is the first year the event will be held outdoors on the Muncie Southside Football Field….


Survivor Voices and Ball State’s University Singers To Present Joint Benefit Concert

By: Molly Flodder— Muncie, IN—Last year, Survivor Voices cancer survivor choir, ages 50+, and Ball State University Singers, ages 25 and under came together for a joint concert. The focus was not so much on cancer, but on strength, hope, energy and fun!  Of course, the cancer topic came up and survivors in the choir, students for whom cancer had affected their families and even Dr. Alan Alder, director of the BSU Singers, whose grandmother was a cancer survivor. The two…


YWCA Central Indiana To Host 6th Annual ‘Put Yourself In Her H.E.E.L.S. Event’ on Saturday

By: WaTasha Barnes Griffin— Muncie, IN—YWCA Central Indiana will host their 6th annual Put Yourself In Her H.E.E.L.S. (Help. Encourage. Empower. Lift. Support) event on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. Put Yourself in Her H.E.E.L.S. is the YWCA’s premiere event targeted at raising awareness of YWCA’s mission driven work and fundraising for the residential programs. Services such as C.O.T.S. Stay (complimentary, overnight, temporary, shelter stay), YWCA Emergency Shelter, Second Phase Housing, and Permanent Housing Support provide the comfort and assurance a woman…


The Bob Ross Experience: Bob Painted At Minnetrista And You Can Too

By: Katy Maggart— Muncie, IN—Bob Ross inspired generations of viewers with only his soft-spoken voice and a palette knife. His message of fearless compassion and life affirming creativity continues to reverberate today. And yet there is currently no place fans of Bob Ross can visit to celebrate and honor Bob’s life and legacy. At Minnetrista, we aim to change that. The Bob Ross Experience at Minnetrista will create a space for Bob’s message to flourish. It will showcase his life…


Muncie’s Wilhoite Leads Physicians, Dentists To United Way

By: Julie Metzger— Muncie, IN—There was no need for arm twisting required to get Leland Wilhoite involved with the United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties campaign. “I have always been very active in the community,” the Muncie dentist noted. Indeed. He has served on several non-profit boards, created a recreational soccer club and has helped organize countless community events. For the last three years, he has been leading the efforts to get other health professionals involved with the United…


Seven Delaware County Nonprofits Receive $47K from the Maxon Foundation Fund at The Community Foundation

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has awarded $47,450 to seven nonprofit organizations from the Maxon Foundation Fund. The Maxon Foundation Fund was established when assets of The Maxon Foundation were transferred to The Community Foundation. The Maxon Foundation was originally established by Maxon Corporation and the founding family as a way to give back to the community and support worthy causes in Delaware County.  The Maxon Foundation Fund generally…