Non-Profit

Meet the New Muncie Public Library Director

By: Susan Fisher— Muncie, IN—The public is invited to a welcome reception in honor of the new Muncie Public Library (MPL) Director, Akilah Nosakhere, on Thursday, January 26 from 4-6pm at Carnegie Library. Nosakhere (pronounced no-sock-ah-ray) joined MPL in early January following the retirement of Virginia Nilles who had served as Library Director for 22 years.    Nosakhere is a Muncie native and a graduate of Ball State University. She was employed by MPL early in her career. Then known as…


Website Thru the Nite: The Countdown Has Begun

By: Mike Rhodes— (This article has been updated with links to the newly created organizational websites. Click the links below to view the newly created works.) Muncie, IN—By noon on Sunday, six lucky local non-profits will have brand spanking new websites to call their own. At noon today, the inaugural Website Thru the Nite project kicked off. Six teams of  volunteer technical web developers were matched with six separate non-profit organizations to create six separate—fully designed and operational websites. The catch? They…


Muncie Residents Invited to Neighborhood Conference at Ball State

By: Emily Royer, Graduate Assistant, Ball State Office of Community Engagement— Muncie residents are invited to attend the second annual I.D.E.A. Conference on March 4, 2017. The all-day event at Ball State will feature keynote presentations as well as breakout sessions focused on equipping and supporting residents to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. “The I.D.E.A. Conference will provide opportunities for residents to gain insight on how to develop and grow a strong neighborhood association, as well as…


Ransomware Hits Little Red Door: Four Questions You Should Ask

By: Michael Wolfe, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Ontario Systems— Muncie, IN —In the light of the recent events involving the compromise of the Little Red Door’s company server, data, and privacy, I thought this would be a great time to note some safety tips for all of the non-profits out there when it comes to protecting your data.  But first, you should understand that Little Red Door is not alone.  The ransomware style of hacking which involves breaking into…


YMCA of Muncie Launches 2017 Annual Campaign to Support Community Needs

By: Kristen McConnell— Muncie, IN – The YMCA of Muncie launched its annual campaign Wednesday, January 11, 2017  to ensure that everyone in Delaware and Blackford Counties  have access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The event had 250 attendants that learned the Y was more than a gym and swim. They learned the Y is a charity and how the Y provides financial assistance to help our community grow and…


Ashley Williams Promoted to Director of Program Services at YOC

By: Amy Leffingwell— Muncie, IN—The Youth Opportunity Center is proud to announce the promotion of Ashley Williams to Director of Program Services.  Her primary responsibility as Director of Program Services is to supervise the program services chain, including the Residential Director, TASC (Treatment of Adolescents in Secure Care) Director, Support Services Director, and the Director of Admissions. Ashley began her employment at the YOC in 2003. She most recently served as the TASC Program Director, to which she credits her ability to…


Champions for Safe Community Awards $132,000 in 2016

By: Melinda Stanley— Muncie, IN—Champions for a Safe Community has announced its cumulative funding to 17 East Central Indiana community non-profit organizations totaling just over $132,000 for all of 2016. The news came at the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie, Champion’s operating and fiscal partner. “The scope of work and programs supported include such things as providing programming, services, and activities that support the prevention of violence as well as the protection and care of victims of violence; educational workshops on community…


Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) and ARF’s PAW, Inc. Gets New Executive Director

By: Jody Leddy— Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jody Leddy and I am very grateful and proud to be the new Executive Director of ARF & ARF’s PAW, Inc. My professional background includes 14 years of experience in higher education administration at Purdue University in West Lafayette, as well as 5 years of government and public relations in Annapolis, Maryland. I also have experience in manufacturing with General Motors Corporation and real estate sales with Coldwell…


Chamber Champions Awards Luncheon to be Held March 15th

Muncie, IN—Join the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber for an elegant luncheon this March, as we celebrate individuals who help make our Chamber and our community great. We will present the Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award, Ambassador of the Year, Business Longevity Awards, and a special Chairman’s Award. The awards luncheon will be held March 15, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Horizon Convention Center. The Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award was created in 2002 to honor Al Rent and his support and…


Delaware County Historical Society Awarded $19,000 Grant by IHS

By: Rachel Hill Ponko— Indianapolis, IN—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is recognizing a Delaware County organization for its work upholding the state’s heritage, through the state’s Bicentennial year and beyond. IHS is awarding the Delaware County Historical Society with a grant of $19,000. The funding comes from the second round of IHS’s Heritage Support Grants, made possible by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. Grant funds from the Endowment are allowing IHS to award a total of $2.5 million to organizations…