Non-Profit

Community Foundation Announces Scholarships

By: Eunice Whitlock—  J Scholarship Awarded The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., has announced that Noah Kinghorn is the recipient of the 2015 J Scholarship. Kinghorn is a 2014 graduate of Yorktown High School and is currently a sophomore majoring in accounting at Ball State University. He is the son of Tom and Nichole Kinghorn. This scholarship is awarded to a student from a county high school in Delaware County who is interested in obtaining a business degree…


Ball Brothers Foundation Announces Rapid Grant Awards

By: Jud Fisher and Donna Munchel— Over twenty organizations have recently been awarded Rapid Grants by Ball Brothers Foundation. The grants are designed to provide funding in the amount of $5,000 or less to help organizations launch a new program or project, purchase equipment, address safety needs, or take advantage of special opportunities. Among the grants recently awarded were several to support early childhood education. A $2,500 grant to Back to School Teachers Store will allow the organization to pilot a…


Ball Brothers Foundation Accepting Nominations for Fisher Governance Award

By: Jud Fisher— Ball Brothers Foundation is accepting nominations through August 15 for its annual John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award which recognizes the important role that board members play in the governance of nonprofit organizations. The award honors the efforts of a single board member of a Delaware County nonprofit organization whose strategic planning and oversight skills have contributed to the organization’s mission, financial stability, and general effectiveness. Included in the honor is a $10,000 grant to…


Innovation Connector Executive Director, Ted Baker Elected to NBIA Board of Directors

The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), an international non-profit organization and global advocate for stakeholders within entrepreneur-driven economic ecosystems, recently completed its board elections, and five new board members were elected to three-year terms. NBIA’s board of directors is comprised of 15 members who are elected by other members. The newly elected board members will begin their term October 1, 2015. An NBIA member since 2010, Ted Baker is in his fifth year as CEO and Executive Director of the Muncie Innovation Connector, a technology incubator and…


IU Health Blackford Hospital Wins Nation’s Most Wired Award

By: Lucy Harcourt Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital recently earned the 2015 National Most Wired Hospital recognition  for the second year in a row. IU Health Blackford Hospital continues to provide phenomenal techniques by joining technology with patient engagement. Hospitals and Health Networks sponsor the annual Most Wired Survey, which is an industry-standard benchmark study that has been around for more than 15 years. “The Most Wired organizations exemplify progress through innovation so, I am extremely honored that IU Health Blackford Hospital has…


Yorktown Lions Club Scholarships Awarded

The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc., has announced that Ryan Morrow and Ryan D. Seymour are the 2015 recipients of the Yorktown Lions Club, Inc. Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to Yorktown High School graduates who maintain an 8.0/12.0 GPA and display good citizenship. Morrow plans to study mechanical engineering at Trine University. He is the son of Rodney and Andrea Morrow. Seymour plans to study aquatic biology and fisheries at Ball State University. He is the…


Regional Summit 2 to be Held July 28th

Regional Summit 2 will be held Tuesday, July 28, from 6-8 pm, at the Horizon Convention Center, 401 S. High St., Muncie, IN 47305. This meeting is the follow-up to the Regional Summit. You can help shape the vision of the ADVANCE Region. Hear an update on the progress of the Regional Development Plan and share your views on our community’s strategic direction. Don’t miss your chance to help move our community forward! The Regional Summit 2 is an event for anyone who cares about…


IU School of Medicine Surgery Rotation Comes to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce the Graduate Medical Education Program will host IU School of Medicine (IUSM) surgery residents for a Surgery Rotation starting July 1, 2015. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is the only location in the state outside of Indianapolis selected to host the month-long elective rotation for IUSM surgery residents. “It is a great opportunity to host surgical residents from the IU School of Medicine here at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital,”…


Free, Creative High-Tech Options Abound at Muncie Public Library

Ready? Set? Create! The Muncie Public Library has fully embraced digital technology in some new and exciting ways. All you need is your library card to take advantage of these unique and creative services. Here are a few of the neat and exciting things you can borrow or create at the library, simply by having and using your MPL library card: Borrow an Internet Hot Spot for Free with your Library Card to Use at Home Do you have a MPL library…


Cintas Building Purchased for Community Collaboration

By Terry Whitt Bailey The Cintas building has a new owner. The building which sits adjacent to Muncie’s core downtown district is now owned and operated by Sustainable Muncie Corporation, a non-profit entity organized to focus on the economic development of Muncie. This Cintas program is focused to attract and support makers of all kinds in a destination facility that promotes and enhances innovation, creativity, learning, development, and selling in order to stimulate and expand economic vitality. The building, which…