Non-Profit

YMCA Strengthens Leadership to Deepen Community Impact

By: Chad Zaucha— Muncie, IN—Over the course of the last two years, the YMCA of Muncie has been realigning our staff structure to streamline operations in order to deepen our impact to our community.  The final phase involved promoting three members of our leadership staff that exemplify hungry, humble and smart leadership. We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Kristen McConnell to Vice President of Mission Advancement.  Kristen has served the community via the YMCA for the past 18 years…

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Fields Of Faith To Take Place at Muncie Southside Football Field on October 2nd

By: Patrick Benner— Muncie, IN—East Central Indiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) will host the annual student-driving, student-led Fields of Faith event October 2nd. Since 2009, Fields of Faith Muncie has been the largest local Christian event in East Central Indiana. On a national level, in 2018 alone, more than 198,000 people gathered on 521 athletic fields and gymnasiums across the country. This is the first year the event will be held outdoors on the Muncie Southside Football Field….


Survivor Voices and Ball State’s University Singers To Present Joint Benefit Concert

By: Molly Flodder— Muncie, IN—Last year, Survivor Voices cancer survivor choir, ages 50+, and Ball State University Singers, ages 25 and under came together for a joint concert. The focus was not so much on cancer, but on strength, hope, energy and fun!  Of course, the cancer topic came up and survivors in the choir, students for whom cancer had affected their families and even Dr. Alan Alder, director of the BSU Singers, whose grandmother was a cancer survivor. The two…


YWCA Central Indiana To Host 6th Annual ‘Put Yourself In Her H.E.E.L.S. Event’ on Saturday

By: WaTasha Barnes Griffin— Muncie, IN—YWCA Central Indiana will host their 6th annual Put Yourself In Her H.E.E.L.S. (Help. Encourage. Empower. Lift. Support) event on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. Put Yourself in Her H.E.E.L.S. is the YWCA’s premiere event targeted at raising awareness of YWCA’s mission driven work and fundraising for the residential programs. Services such as C.O.T.S. Stay (complimentary, overnight, temporary, shelter stay), YWCA Emergency Shelter, Second Phase Housing, and Permanent Housing Support provide the comfort and assurance a woman…


The Bob Ross Experience: Bob Painted At Minnetrista And You Can Too

By: Katy Maggart— Muncie, IN—Bob Ross inspired generations of viewers with only his soft-spoken voice and a palette knife. His message of fearless compassion and life affirming creativity continues to reverberate today. And yet there is currently no place fans of Bob Ross can visit to celebrate and honor Bob’s life and legacy. At Minnetrista, we aim to change that. The Bob Ross Experience at Minnetrista will create a space for Bob’s message to flourish. It will showcase his life…


Muncie’s Wilhoite Leads Physicians, Dentists To United Way

By: Julie Metzger— Muncie, IN—There was no need for arm twisting required to get Leland Wilhoite involved with the United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties campaign. “I have always been very active in the community,” the Muncie dentist noted. Indeed. He has served on several non-profit boards, created a recreational soccer club and has helped organize countless community events. For the last three years, he has been leading the efforts to get other health professionals involved with the United…


Seven Delaware County Nonprofits Receive $47K from the Maxon Foundation Fund at The Community Foundation

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has awarded $47,450 to seven nonprofit 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…


Fall Workshops and Camps at Cornerstone Center for the Arts

By: Jessie Fisher— Muncie, IN—It’s officially fall at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, the organization will host a variety of one-time workshops and camps this fall. Upcoming programs in October include If Muncie Walls Could Talk, Monthly Dance Club, Fall Break Arts Camp, Pints & Paints at The Fickle Peach, and Bad Art Night at Cornerstone. In November, Cornerstone will host Rock and Roll Summer Camp’s Autumn Workshop, Monthly Dance Club, and Byrd, Bearcats, and Bikers: Putting Indiana Sports History…


Opinion: Don’t Vape and Tell Your Kids Not to Start

By: Dee McKinsey, Coordinator, Tobacco Free Coalition— Muncie, IN—Indiana just announced a $2.1 million project to combat youth vaping in the wake of an alarming number of respiratory illness nationwide. There are more than 300 cases nationally, seven suspected vaping deaths, including one in Indiana, along with several Hoosiers seriously ill. The Indiana campaign will be three-pronged with a youth support component, social media outreach, and a toolkit for educators and parents. The message is simple, according to Indiana Gov. Eric…


Rosenthall Orthodontics Giving Back In September For United Way

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—Rosenthall Orthodontics in Muncie has found a unique way to support United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties during the month of September. Dr. Mark Rosenthall came up with the idea before the start of this year’s United Way fundraising campaign. “He really wanted to find a way to give back to an organization that gives so much to our community,” said Lisa Peters, outreach coordinator for the office. This year, Rosenthall Orthodontics is donating 5…