Delaware County Foundation Among those Celebrated at 36th Annual Indiana Philanthropy Awards

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By: Sara Nash, AFP-IC Chapter Administrator—

Sherman & Marjorie Zeigler Foundation of Muncie to be honored with Outstanding Foundation Award.

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Fundraising professionals throughout the state will be celebrating the spirit of giving in November by recognizing philanthropists and the impact of Hoosier philanthropy at the 36th annual Indiana Philanthropy Awards celebration, presented by Aly Sterling Philanthropy.

Since 1983, Indiana Philanthropy Awards have honored individuals and organizations who have enhanced philanthropy, the community, and the world through their dedicated efforts, time, leadership, passion, and generosity in Indiana. Past honorees have included some of the foremost philanthropists, leaders, organizations, and corporations in Indiana who have left an indelible mark on communities across the state and beyond.

The following individuals, corporations, and organizations will be honored:

2018 Indiana Philanthropy Award Honorees

  • Lifetime Achievement: Edgar and Dorothy (posthumously) Fehnel (Indianapolis)
    Nominated by Indiana University Foundation, Herron School of Art + Design, and Newfields
  • Outstanding Philanthropist: Charlene and Joe Barnette (Carmel)
    Nominated by Eskenazi Health Foundation
  • Outstanding Fundraising Professional: John Heintz (Terre Haute)
    Nominated by Indiana State University Foundation
  • Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Mark and Marabeth Levett (Columbus)
    Nominated by Hanover College
  • Outstanding Youth Achievement: Sophia Pruitt (Indianapolis)
    Nominated by IndyHumane
  • Outstanding Foundation: R. B. Annis Educational Foundation (Indianapolis)
    Nominated by University of Indianapolis
  • Outstanding Foundation: Sherman & Marjorie Zeigler Foundation (Muncie) 
    Nominated by The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.
  • Outstanding Philanthropy Group: Impact 100 of Greater Indianapolis (Indianapolis)
    Nominated by Roberta Jaggers
  • Outstanding Corporation: Sun King Brewing Company (Indianapolis)
    Nominated by American Red Cross of Indiana

The Association of Fundraising Professionals – Indiana Chapter invites the community to join in its annual celebration on Thursday, November 15, 2017 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. A networking reception, sponsored by Community Health Network Foundation, begins at 11:15 a.m. followed by a luncheon and awards presentation at 12:00 p.m.

Individual tickets are available for $50 each and table of ten are available for $1,000. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. To register and learn more about the celebration, visit or call 317.824.0940.


The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Indiana Chapter (AFP-IC) is a network of 375 professional fundraisers and service providers in central Indiana, all working on behalf of important nonprofit causes in our community.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the leading organization for professionalism in fundraising and has helped thousands of fundraisers to efficiently and ethically raise philanthropic dollars by increasing their fundraising skills and knowledge. Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. AFP’s nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.