Non-Profit

Cornerstone Recognizes Founders with New Annual Awards

By: Jessie Irwin— On Thursday, December 3, Cornerstone Center for the Arts hosted its Annual Meeting and Donor Recognition. A new addition for this year was the recognition of four of the organization’s founders through awards named in their honor. The first award acknowledged Beth Turcotte who stepped up to lead the organization for three years while taking a sabbatical from her position at Ball State University. Turcotte’s passion for the arts sparked a fire in the Muncie Community to…

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Muncie Boys and Girls Club Announces New Board Members

By: Micah Maxwell— At a recent board meeting of the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie, new board members and officers for 2016 were approved. (Please see individual board member bios lower in this article.) “The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie is honored to welcome these new board members. Directors for the Class of 2018 include eleven new board members as a part of the organization’s strategic plan to increase the size of the board.” says Juli Metzger, president…


Toyota of Muncie Named 2015 Indiana Philanthropy Award Recipient

By: The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.— November is a time to give thanks. Fundraising professionals in Indiana are doing just that. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Indiana Chapter recently held its annual Indiana Philanthropy Awards Dinner honoring and thanking philanthropists in our community. These individuals, corporations and foundations were honored at a dinner on November 18th at the Hilton Indianapolis Downtown. 2015 Indiana Philanthropy Award Recipients Outstanding Civic Organization: Sunnyside Guild Outstanding Foundation: Wayne…


Muncie Innovation Connector Recognizes Entrepreneurs and Innovators at Excellence in Innovation Awards

By: Ted Baker— The Muncie Innovation Connector recently hosted the Excellence in Innovation Awards at the Horizon Convention Center. The purpose of this inaugural event was to recognize leaders in business innovation including those who are well established and others who are emerging. Ted Baker, Executive Director of the Innovation Connector, served as the evening’s emcee. Keynote speakers for the evening were Ontario Systems co-founders, Wil Davis and Ron Fauquher. The duo recounted the challenges they faced and the lessons…


Bring Your Thanksgiving Leftovers to ARF on Saturday

By: Dee McKinsey— Don’t make turkey tetrazzini — bring your Thanksgiving leftovers to ARF at 12-noon Saturday, Nov. 28. Please bring your leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and carrots to ARF in separate containers. ARF staffers will be mixing the special meal for our furry friends on site. Lucy and Wilbur, the two ARF pigs, will also share in the meal. We are thankful for the strong community support of ARF,” said Vickie Bevans, ARF executive director. “We love…


Cornerstone to Offer Half Price Gift Certificates Friday and Saturday Only

By: Jessie Irwin— Support the arts in Downtown Muncie on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday by purchasing class gift certificates from Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Cornerstone will offer $50 class gift certificates for just $25 in celebration of the holiday shopping season beginning on Friday, November 27 through Saturday, November 28. Gift certificates are good towards the fees of any Cornerstone group classes including: dance, visual arts, music, martial arts, theatre, and fitness. These may not be applied…


Now You Can Dispose of Unwanted Medications at Muncie City Hall

By: Jason Donati— The Muncie Sanitary District in a partnership with the Muncie Police Department have made available a pharmaceutical drop box for old and unused prescription drugs to be disposed of in a safe and secure location for local residents. Citizens can deposit their unwanted prescription drugs in a Med-Return drug disposal kiosk at Muncie City Hall located at 300 North High Street, on the first floor, right next to the City Hall Auditorium. Prescription drugs can be dropped…


Cornerstone Center for the Arts to Host First-Ever “Holiday Show & Sale”

By: Jessie Irwin— Cornerstone Center for the Arts will host their first-ever “Holiday Show & Sale” on Sunday, December 13, from 1:30 to 5:00 pm. The recital will begin at 1:30 pm and vendor booths will open at 2:30 pm. This new fundraising event will coincide with Cornerstone’s seasonal recital and open house that features live dance and music performances and art displays from the students enrolled in classes and lessons at Cornerstone. This event will be FREE to the public and will focus on…


Youth Opportunity Center Hiring Fair is November 20th

By: Genet C. Soule— The Youth Opportunity Center, a residential behavioral treatment center for children, located in Muncie, Indiana, will host a Direct Care Hiring Fair on Friday November 20th from 10am to 2pm. We are looking for individuals to work directly with at-risk youth and/or clients with DD/ID diagnosis in a residential treatment setting. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age; possess a high school diploma or GED; and a valid driver’s license. Experience in childcare or…


Community Foundation Awards $103,105 in New Grants

By: Eunice Whitlock— The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. is awarding $103,105 to six nonprofit organizations during the fourth Quarterly Competitive Grant Cycle of 2015. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. To that end, 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…