Non-Profit

New Breed of Company Executives Takes On United Way Cause

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—A growing group of young, ambitious early-career professionals are among today’s foot soldiers of the Loaned Executives program, a longtime component of the annual fundraising campaign for United Way of Delaware County but one that had waned over the years. These are the men and women whose job is to make the ask. Once the domain of community stalwarts, the last two years has birthed a new generation of United Way pitch men and women –…


2018 WIBU ATHENA Nominees Announced

By: Chrystal Pearson— Muncie, IN—Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU), an organization dedicated to providing networking opportunities for women of East Central Indiana, is pleased to announce the Nominees for the 2018 ATHENA Awards. After closing public nominations on September 21st, WIBU received a total of eleven (11) candidates for the internationally recognized awards. Nominations were solicited from the public. In order to remain impartial, the 11 nominations were forwarded to the judging panel for review. Each judge reviews and evaluates each…


Kelly Stanley Honored at YOC’s Shafer Giving Society Luncheon

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN— The 12th Annual Shafer Giving Society luncheon was held at the Youth Opportunity Center on Wednesday, October 3rd.  Each year, the YOC Foundation hosts the Shafer Giving Society Luncheon to honor donors and friends for their continued commitment to the Youth Opportunity Center and to celebrate the legacy created by the late Hamer and Phyllis Shafer. This year, special recognition was given to Kelly Stanley for his support and dedication to the YOC’s first and…


Big Brothers Big Sisters Unveils New Local Name, Brand Positioning 

By: Sue Godfrey— Muncie, Indiana — The Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in Delaware County, along with more than 270 Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates across the country, today unveiled a new, modern look and brand repositioning with a goal of recruiting more diverse volunteers. The local agency also announced a new name to represent its larger scope of impact: Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Indiana. “Our 2022 Strategic Plan includes exploring serving outside the Delaware County borders,…


7 Delaware County Non-profits Receive $54K from the Maxon Foundation Fund

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has awarded $54,888 to seven non-profit 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 awards…


Cancer Survivors and University Singers To Perform at Joint Benefit Concert

By: Molly Flodder— Muncie, Indiana—When the members of Survivor Voices, singers in the cancer survivors’ choir, give public testimonials, they are quick to point out that their cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery were among the hardest days, months and even years of their lives.  In fact, a few singers still have active cancer cases, but are grateful when they are in remission.  All members of the choir support the mission of providing hope, inspiration and encouragement to people and their…


‘Chameleon Connection’ Provides Respite for Women and Children

By: Erin Moore, Member of the Muncie Community— Muncie, Indiana—“She promised herself better and never looked back.” These words of inspiration are painted in bright blue letters in the “Chameleon Connection,” a newly designed space for the YWCA of Muncie’s Complimentary Overnight Temporary Shelter (C.O.T.S.) program. Outfitted with beds, comforters, end tables, lamps, and brightly painted walls and artwork, the space – which used to house exercise equipment – now provides a warm and welcoming space for women and children…


Five Delaware County Non-Profits Receive $69K from Harry and Janet Kitselman Fund

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, Indiana. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has awarded $69,208 in grants to five non-profit organizations from the Harry and Janet Kitselman Fund. Harry and Janet Kitselman were residents and civic leaders in the Muncie community.  Per Mr. and Mrs. Kitselman’s wishes, a fund was created to administer and distribute funds for the good of the people of Muncie, Indiana, and the surrounding community with fine arts, recreation, children,…


5th Annual Bark For Life To Take Place On Saturday  

By: Tara Whitehead— Yorktown, IN—A head tilt to let you know they’re listening, a furry paw on your hand to show you how much you are loved, a wagging tail to let you know just how excited they are to be near you. Dogs are more than pets, they are family, and they take care of us as much as we take care of them. This is why we Bark For Life. The 5th Annual Bark For Life of Delaware County…


Muncie OUTreach, A Youth Group for LGBTQ+ Kids

By: Muncie OUTreach Board Members: Brett Ellison, Board President; Amanda Latz, Board Vice-President; Mary Bradley, Board Secretary; Carol Bradshaw; Greg Durbin; Sue Errington; Dave Franklin; Joe Mook; Steve Sneed; and Emily Wornell— Muncie, Indiana—At Muncie OUTreach, we exist to keep kids alive. We mean this literally—many of the kids who attend our weekly meetings have attempted suicide.  Their feelings of self-hatred, resentment, and despair are the natural consequence of being bullied at school, as the targets of cruel homophobia and transphobia, with no one to turn to. We exist to show…