Non-Profit

United Way Day of Action—Being a Nonprofit for Your Nonprofit

By: Kelsey Crist— Day of Action is a day-long event where volunteers from around Delaware County come together to serve partnering nonprofits. This day is a chance for people to give back to the community through volunteerism. Work at the agencies helps the volunteers better understand community needs, and the local not-for-profits that help fulfill them. “It takes the whole community working together to achieve greatness. Day of Action is one big day of celebrating the community pulling together. The…

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Ice League Expanding to Include Girls Next Season

By: Kaye Harrell— An innovative sports league that leverages students’ love of sports while promoting stellar academics, is expanding in its second season to include middle school girls. The Inner City Educational (ICE) League is operated by Project Leadership with the Ball Brothers Foundation as the League’s founding partner. The League completed its first baskeball season in March 2015 and is designed to motivate participants to be strong student athletes as they move toward high school and post-secondary educations. The…


Cintas Initiative Appoints Scott Truex as Director of Facility and Program Development

By: John Fallon, PhD— Muncie’s effort to revitalize and repurpose the former Cintas building received an important boost this week.  John Fallon, Executive Director of Sustainable Muncie Corporation, announced the appointment of Scott Truex as the organization’s Director of Facility and Program Development. Truex, a faculty member in Ball State University’s Department of Urban Planning, has extensive experience in working with communities throughout Indiana to revitalize themselves and develop their potential. Truex also serves as Co-Director of the Sustainable Communities…


Second Harvest Food Bank to Observe “Hunger Action Month” in September

By: Karen McTague— Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana, a member of the Feeding America® nationwide network of food banks, will observe Hunger Action MonthTM – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger. Hunger advocates from East Central Indiana and across the country are working together this September to shine a light on the issue of hunger and the 1 in…


Cintas Project Board of Directors Announced

By: John Fallon PhD— One of Muncie’s newest nonprofit organizations has appointed a variety of community leaders to its Board of Directors. Sustainable Muncie Corporation announced this week that its 13-member governing group is complete. Michael Wolfe, Vice President and CTO at Ontario Systems, is the Board President and other officers include Vice President Todd Donati, Treasurer Sherri Contos and Secretary Kirsten Smith. Donati is the Executive Director of the Muncie Redevelopment Commission, Contos is the Executive Director of the Muncie…


Muncie Establishes a “Verge Community”

By: John Fallon— Does Muncie have a business start-up community? Are local entrepreneurs familiar with each other and networked? Is there a technology sector in the Muncie community? Is there any real benefit to be gained from connecting people who are involved in establishing new businesses? These questions and others have prompted Sustainable Muncie Corporation, with help from a local bank, to pursue the establishment of a Verge community in Muncie. A Verge community is simply a regular gathering of…


Community Business Connections—A Free, Friendly Professional Networking Group

By: Lorri Markum— Muncie, IN—Celebrating its first anniversary, Community Business Connections [CBC] has grown leaps and bounds since its inception. With more than thirty regular members, this group of local professionals has not only developed a successful networking group, but many true friendships as well. Three key founding members began discussing the need to grow their own business through a network of local professionals, thus, began the groundwork for CBC. One of its founders, Chase Winkle, Owner of Winkle Mowing…


The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Honors Dr. George E. Branam

The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce honored Dr. George E. Branam with their 2015 Legacy Award. The Gala Event, held Saturday night at the Horizon Convention Center, had over 350 guests. The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Award is presented annually to an individual or couple who has made extraordinary, sustained, and positive contributions to the Muncie-Delaware County community, and who has provided leadership in the development of programs, events, and/or new traditions that promote goodwill and community pride….


A GOOD Guy, Doing GREAT Things

By: Steve Lindell— He’s a quiet, unassuming guy – until you start talking to him about some of his passions, which include being a good citizen of the world, seeing the bright side of things, and helping people that need a hand. He gets fired up about all of that. Steve Robert (pronounced row-BEAR, instead of how you might think) was invited to be interviewed for Woof Boom Radio news and MuncieJournal.com for several reasons: his recent trip to Poland,…


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…