Non-Profit

Ten Delaware County Non-Profits Receive $99K In Grant Funding From Community Foundation

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $99,201 to ten non-profit organizations during the final 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:…

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Ball State Fuels Young Musical Talent At Boys & Girls Club’s Buley Center

By: Melissa Kraman— Muncie, IN—Senior Malik Brown offered a bold prediction. “In the future, I expect to hear Allie rapping on the radio, and Jayden’s beats enlivening famous pop songs,” Brown said. “They harness this natural musical talent.” Allie and Jayden are Muncie middle schoolers and members of the Junior Producers Club. The club is an after-school program at the Boys & Girls Club’s Buley Center, developed in partnership with Ball State’s Music Media Production (MMP) program. As part of…


Loaned Executives Leading ‘Day of Giving’ Initiative For United Way on November 21st

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—Organized by the Loaned Executives Program, United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties will launch its third annual #DayofGiving2019 campaign on Nov. 21 in Delaware County. Day of Giving will cap off a robust local fundraising campaign that started several months ago. Loaned Executives and United Way supporters will harness the power of focused giving, where donations create massive impact for all. Loaned Executives are a growing group of ambitious early-career professionals, as well as seasoned…


BSU Women’s Club Invites You To a November 21st ‘Spaghetti and Trivia’ Fundraiser for Scholarships

By: Victoria Meldrum, BSU Women’s Club Communications Chair—  Muncie, IN— Good food and friendly competition will be plentiful at the BSU Women’s Club fundraiser for non-traditional student scholarships, to be held Thursday, November 21 at the Knights of Columbus (3600 W. Purdue Ave.). The evening starts with a spaghetti dinner at 6 PM, complete with marinara or meat sauce, salad, breadsticks, refreshments, and a choice of homemade desserts. A cash bar will also be available at this adults-only event. The trivia…


Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie Receives League of E.A.G.L.E.S Award

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie is grateful to have accepted the League of E.A.G.L.E.S award for the Boys & Girls Club Midwest region at ceremonies recently held in Chicago, IL. The Muncie Club won the award for the second year in a row. In order to receive the League of E.A.G.L.E.S Award, the organization must have at least 95% engagement by the Board of Directors. This engagement can come in many forms including attendance, donation…


United Way Embracing Bold Initiatives, Making A Difference

By: Liz Ludwick— Muncie, IN—Were it not for my role this year as co-chair of the 2019 Campaign for the United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties, I wouldn’t have had a peak behind the curtains of the United Way organizations—into their gymnasiums and offices, where the real work happens. WaTasha Barnes Griffin is Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA of Central Indiana, but her community presence goes far beyond the brick walls of her Charles Street building. There is…


Matt Howell Named ‘Rotarian Of The Year’ in Rotary International District 6560

By: Tom Farris— Muncie, IN – Matt Howell, member of the Muncie Rotary Club, was named Rotarian of the 2018-19 year in Rotary International District 6560. According to Dale Basham, 6560 District Governor for 2018-19, “Matt received the award for his service in Rotary brand and public relations efforts by developing the district website and utilizing social media platforms by documenting in photos and words the many District activities, events, programs and projects throughout the year – letting people know…


Red-tail Land Conservancy Celebrates 20 Years Of Conservation With Upcoming Program

By: Julie Borgmann— Muncie, IN—Join us as we celebrate 20 years of conservation in east-central Indiana on Sunday, November 17, 2-4 pm at Minnetrista. (The site of the first meeting 20 years ago.)  See what has been protected and help us map out our next 20 years of land conservation. Meet Steven Higgs, author of The Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana, and The Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana.  Steven will share his perspectives from exploring Indiana’s wild places and will…


Destiny Christian Center Adds Third Childcare Center

By: Bishop Keith O’Neal, M.Div.— Muncie, IN—Destiny Christian Academy, one of Muncie’s few multisite childcare centers, has acquired Kidz Korner to become the organization’s third location in Delaware County. Kidz Korner, 700 N Jefferson St. Muncie, IN 47305, was previously affiliated with Christ Temple Global Ministries. The childcare center has taken on the name “Destiny Christian Academy–Central” and hosted a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting event on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, that celebrated the new addition. The ribbon cutting with the Chamber of…


Exchange Club of Muncie Awards $12,000 to Local Organizations

By: Dave “Mac” McGalliard— Muncie, IN—“Flags of Honor” occurs every September 4 until Patriot’s Day, September 11. The event is dedicated to those who live patriotic lives, both military and civilian. A special section is dedicated to those firemen and police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our community. This year, a section of the Field of Honor displayed the twenty-seven historic American Flags marking our growth as a nation. Plaques displaying the Presidents, years of statehood, and which states…