Non-Profit

2016 ATHENA Award Nominations Are Now Open

By: Karen Loyd— Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU), an organization dedicated to providing networking opportunities for business women of East Central Indiana, would like your help finding and honoring individuals who have demonstrated professional excellence, community service and actively assists women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. Do you know an individual who strives toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment? Who also excels in their chosen field, devotes time and energy within their community…

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Books Distributed to Local Schools During United Way of Delaware County’s Day of Action

By: Shelley Shekell— Muncie, IN – United Way of Delaware County held its annual volunteer event, Day of Action, on Sept. 1, 2016. For this year’s event, United Way, Meridian Health Services and Muncie Community Schools brought “Professor Watermelon” into the classroom to educate third and fourth graders about Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley. Professor Watermelon is the persona of Chadwick Gillenwater, children’s book author and James Whitcomb Riley reenactor. Gillenwater’s presentation connected modern day stories the children knew to…


Minnetrista Celebrate’s Opening of National Museum of African American History and Culture with Smithsonian Poster Exhibition

By: Sam Condon—  Muncie, IN—Mark your calendars for September 24—the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). View the live streaming event at Minnetrista while enjoying A Place for All People poster exhibition, The Shemaniacs, and a light continental breakfast, beginning at 9am. Minnetrista is proud to partner with the Muncie Black Expo, R.A.C.E. Muncie, the Human Rights Commission, the NAACP, and the David Owsley Museum of Art of Ball State University to make…


New Artwork Adorns Downtown Muncie Buildings

By: Sherri Contos—        MUNCIE—Muncie Arts and Culture Council, with the support of local building owners, has installed two prominent works of art on buildings in downtown Muncie. Large-scale, all-weather, temporary banners display reproductions of famous portraits and paintings, turning the sides of downtown buildings into art installations and conversation pieces. Frank Petty, a downtown property developer, owner, and Ball State graduate, was a key visionary behind the project who worked closely with the Muncie Arts and Culture…


Join the Community for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of Flags of Honor

By: Sam Condon— Muncie, IN—The public will be met with a ‘sea’ of red, white, and blue September 4 through 11 as more than one thousand American flags adorn Minnetrista’s lawn beside the White River Greenway. Flags of Honor is presented by the Exchange Club of Muncie, in honor and memory of local veterans, current service personnel, fallen heroes, and all those who wish to display their pride for our country. With a gift of $30, friends, families, and organizations…


Photo Gallery: DreamFest at the Fairgrounds

By: Molly Flodder— DreamFest coordinators of Saturday’s Experience Festival contacted winners of more than 25 prizes at Saturday’s DreamFest. The winner of the biggest package, a four-day trip to Los Angeles with VIP tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, was Chelsey Burton, a resident of Farmland and fourth grade teacher in Winchester.   Other key “Golden Ticket” prizes were dinner and a plane ride for three, a ride for two in a hot air balloon, a Lake Michigan fishing trip for…


Muncie Rotary Club Presents Checks to Muncie Central HS Organizations

By: Tom Farris and Mike Rhodes— Today,  the Muncie Rotary Club presented checks totaling $2,000 to four Muncie Central High School organizations for their volunteer partnerships in working with the Muncie Rotary Club, handling visitor gate admissions to the 2016 Delaware County Fair.  Rotary members and group volunteers teamed together to man the admission gates.  The Delaware County Fair gives Muncie Rotary funds for conducting the program, then Rotary gives the funds, along with an additional amount from the treasury of the Muncie…


10th Living Lightly Fair Sept. 17 at Minnetrista

By: Betty Wingrove— MUNCIE – The Living Lightly Fair returns to Minnetrista on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., offering practical ideas and inspiration for living more sustainably. Celebrating its 10th year, the free event features speakers, activities for kids and adults, live music, a green marketplace of 40+ vendors, a showcase of sustainability in education and expired medication drop-off. Fairgoers can test-drive a hybrid car, tour a MITS bus, attend a free yoga session, step into civil rights history on…


Ed Armantrout Named 2016 Recipient of The Community Foundation’s David Sursa Leadership Award

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., has announced that Ed Armantrout has been awarded the 2016 David Sursa Leadership Award to recognize his years of dedicated service to A Better Way Services. Armantrout was nominated by A Better Way Services for his seven years of service as a member of their Board of Directors. He has held several leadership positions, including serving two years as President, one year as Vice President,…


12 Delaware County Non-Profits Receive $89,683 From The Community Foundation

By: Eunice Whitlock— Muncie, Ind. – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., awarded $89,683 to 12 non-profit organizations during the third Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2016. 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: arts and culture,…