Non-Profit

Nominations Sought for Ball Brothers Foundation’s $10,000 Fisher Governance Award

MUNCIE—August 15 is the deadline for submitting nominations for Ball Brothers Foundation’s annual Fisher Governance Award. 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. The award winner will be recognized later this fall at the Muncie-Delaware Chamber of Commerce Dinner. Included in the honor is a $10,000 grant to the organization that the recognized board…

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Open Door Health Services to Participate in New National Initiative to Prevent Heart Attacks & Strokes

By: Katy Crist— Muncie, IN – Open Door Health Services (ODHS) has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of 516 awardees in 47 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes among millions of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Health care practitioners, such as Open Door Health Services, participating in the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model will work to decrease cardiovascular disease risk…


Red-tail Corporate Council Welcomes Old National Wealth Management

By: Arrick Garringer— MUNCIE, IN, — The Red-tail Land Conservancy (RLC) today announced that Old National Wealth Management (ONWM) has become a sponsor of their Corporate Council program. The role of the Corporate Council of Red-tail Land Conservancy is to strengthen and further the mission of conserving ecologically significant areas in east central Indiana. It is dedicated to improving the quality of life in our regional community by helping to preserve the natural heritage of the land. In becoming a corporate sponsor, Old National…


Lowe’s Contributes $70,000 Grant to Muncie Habitat for Humanity

By: Sheena Peters— Lowe’s contributes $70,000 grant and volunteer support to build community gardens, board up vacant homes, and lift community spirts.  Muncie, IN – Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers were among more than 50 volunteers to join forces with Muncie Habitat for Humanity on both July 22 and 23 to revitalize a Muncie neighborhood. Lowe’s awarded Muncie Habitat a $70,000 grant to help complete the project. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers participated with neighbors from the area in creating a community…


The Muncie Rotary Club Installs 2016-2017 Officers

By: Tom Farris— Muncie, IN – Sara Shade, retiring 2015-2016 President of the Muncie Rotary Club, recently presided over the installation ceremonies for the installation of new officers and directors for the 2016-2017 Rotary year, which began July 1st.  Officers are elected to 1-year terms, while members of the Board of Directors are elected to staggered 3-year terms, so one class of directors is elected each year to replace the class which is retiring.   2016/17 Muncie Rotary Club Officers…


Muncie Action Plan (MAP) Newsletter-Summer 2016

Editor’s Note: The following article is included in the MAP Newsletter. You can find a link to the entire MAP Newsletter that contains additional content at the bottom of this page. Muncie, IN–MAP is working to improve the quality of place in our community. In an effort to have gathering places that enhance the quality of life, the people of Muncie are making a concentrated effort to develop pocket parks and community gardens throughout the city. An integral part of MAP…


Muncie’s Harvest Soup Kitchen Holds 1st Annual Summer Fun Fest

By: Mike Rhodes— Earlier today, the Harvest Soup Kitchen at 920 E. Charles Street in Muncie held their first “Summer Fun Fest” for the neighborhood and patrons of the Harvest Soup Kitchen. Executive Director, Loretta Parsons said, “We have been here for a little over 22 years. We had a number of community leaders who wanted to do something special here, so today we are having our first Summer Fun Fest. We are having a picnic and feeding people from…


Bicentennial Torch Bearers Introduced at Delaware County Fair

By: Nancy Carlson— Delaware County’s Torch Bearers for Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch Relay made their first public appearance at the Delaware County Fair July 19th, just before the Truck and Tractor Pull at the grandstand. Nineteen of the 24 Torch Bearers were able to attend the event. They were Dale Basham, Bill Broyles, John Craddock, Allie Craycraft, Jessica Feick, Jud Fisher, Gail Kuhns (carrying the Torch for legendary baseball coach, Bobby Graves), Delyn Harty-Isom, Al Holdren, Mike Lunsford, Oscar Nunez, Cade…


5 Delaware County Students Received the 2016 Hurley and Fredine (Wynn) Goodall Scholarship

Muncie, IN —The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., has announced the following students as recipients of the Hurley and Fredine (Wynn) Goodall Scholarship at Ivy Tech Community College for the 2015-2016 academic year. This scholarship, honoring the former state legislator and his wife, is awarded each year to minority students enrolled in a two-year associate program at Ivy Tech Community College who demonstrate financial need. Anitra Davis is studying business administration. Michelle Hill is studying business administration….


Henry County Community Foundation Awards Grant to YOC to Expand Services

Muncie, IN— The Henry County Community Foundation (HCCF) presented a check for $49,023.00 to representatives of the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) on June 29, 2016 to expand its services in New Castle, Ind. The HCCF grant will assist the YOC with start-up costs to remodel the former Henry County Youth Center into a residential treatment program for victims of human trafficking, specifically Commercially/Sexually Exploited Children. Human trafficking is a $150 billion criminal industry that is one of the fastest growing…