Non-Profit

Whitely Community Council’s Community Cup Charitable Golf Event Successful

By: Ken Hudson— Muncie, IN—The Whitely Community Council would like to thank all those who made the 1st Annual Community Cup Charitable Golf Event possible. This collaboration between The Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Whitely Community Council was given to the Whitely Community Council by Old National Bank after having hosted the event in 2016 & 2017. The event, formally called “100 Men Who Golf” was renamed “The Community Cup” with the intent of involving the…

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Free Summer Fun for Families: Nature Play Days 2019

By: Marissa Rose— Muncie, IN – BY5, in collaboration with Indiana Children and Nature Network, will once again host Nature Play Days in Delaware County from June 8-June 16. Nature Play Days is a totally free, week-long series of over fifty free nature-based events to encourage families to get outside and play, bond, and explore their community. There are a range of experiences to choose from. This year’s events include everything from exploring a rare orchid greenhouse, to visiting a historic petting…


Muncie Altrusa Foundation Awards $10,000 to Cornerstone for New Digital Arts Studio

By: Marcy Minton, Grants Committee Chair, Muncie Altrusa Foundation— Muncie, IN—Muncie Altrusa Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Cornerstone plans to use this grant to develop and implement a new digital arts program that includes graphic design, Photoshop, animation, and digital painting. A new studio, which will be dedicated to the program, will be constructed and introduced in Fall 2019. Classes in the new digital arts program will be available to students of all…


14 Delaware County Non-Profits Receive Grants From Community Foundation

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $256,928 to 14 non-profit organizations during the second Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2019. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. Quarterly Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects for which there is a demonstrable community benefit in one of the following areas of interest:…


Glad Tidings Church of Muncie Celebrates 100 Years

By: RuthAnne Shellabarger– Muncie, IN– Glad Tidings Church of Muncie will celebrate its 100th anniversary in October of this year 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 deeply rooted in the values of biblical teaching, passionate…


Summer Programs Working Together to Benefit Muncie Youth

By: Susan Fisher, Muncie Public Library— Muncie, IN—Muncie Public Library (MPL) is joining forces with Motivate Our Minds and other community organizations serving youth to encourage reading all summer long. “Yes We Care! Reading Everywhere!” is the initiative’s name. Volunteers for the effort met recently at Kennedy Library to plan and promote their activities.  “We truly do care about the youth in this community,” said Mary Dollison, a community volunteer. “This initiative will let us reach out to and encourage…


By Investing In Their Associates, Ontario Systems Strives to Create a Strong Company Culture

By: Mitch Isaacs— Muncie, IN—Pop quiz, people managers: What is the most critical ingredient for a successful company culture when you’ve gone from a local operation to having employees in 28 states? Did you answer, “Training?” You’re getting warm. Let’s add in the fact that you’ve already invested heavily in training your people to become specialists in proprietary software and that the quit rate (of job-hopping employees) is on the rise. If you said, “Retention,” you agree with Shannon Stroud….


Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Indiana Decides To Close Agency

By: Amanda Price— Muncie, IN—Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Indiana has been proud to Defend the Potential of the youth in our community for the past 48 years. However, due to increased requirements from our National office, and the costs associated, we have decided to close our agency as of Friday, May 17, 2019. During our 48 years as a Big Brothers Big Sisters agency we have had the honor and privilege of working with the children in…


Muncie Noon Optimist Club To Hold Open House at Camp Adventure on May 16

By: Ruth Berkley, President of Muncie Noon Optimist Club– Muncie, IN–Come and celebrate Optimist International’s 100 years of helping the youth in our community at our open house, May 16 from 5pm to 8pm at Camp Adventure, located at 4881 South Proctor Road Muncie, IN 47302. The Optimist Club owns the Camp Adventure Learning Center, which is a 41-acre facility operated by Muncie Community Schools, with over 140,000 students served since 1994. It is available to corporations and individuals for special events….


Muncie Power Products Duo Co-Chair 2019 United Way Fundraising Campaign

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—Two members of the executive team of Muncie Power Products – longtime stalwart Liz Ludwick and a relative newcomer to Muncie Power and Muncie —Damon Elmore — will head up the 2019 United Way annual fundraising campaign. “We could not be more excited about the 2019 campaign,” said 2019 Co-Chair Ludwick. “There is so much to be positive about in our community. For 40 years, I’ve been a supporter of United Way. I’ve seen its work…