By Kallie Sulanke—
MUNCIE, IN—The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the annual David Sursa Leadership Award. The award rewards, recognizes, and encourages extraordinary leadership by a nonprofit board member in Delaware County.
Standing behind the belief that every community benefits from leaders who understand local issues and visualize and promote positivity, The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County established the David Sursa Leadership Award in honor of the organization’s founding president. David Sursa blazed the trail for The Community Foundation with visionary leadership that has contributed significantly to its success.
The David Sursa Leadership Award annually recognizes a nonprofit board member in Delaware County who displays the characteristics and commitment to the community expressed by David Sursa during his lifetime.
Organizations wishing to nominate an outstanding board member should complete the nomination form, available at cfmdin.org/sursa, and return all supporting materials by March 31. The David Sursa Leadership Award recipient will be announced after the Foundation’s Annual Meeting in May, and a $2,500 award will be made to the nominating organization in the recipient’s honor.
The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. encourages philanthropy, assists donors in building an enduring source of charitable assets, and exercises leadership in directing resources to enhance the quality of life for residents of Muncie and Delaware County. Since 1985, community members and businesses have helped the Foundation grow our endowment to $88 million. Using the earnings on the endowment, the Foundation distributes grants to nonprofit organizations, including scholarships to support students through post-secondary education. To date, the Foundation has awarded nearly $65 million to enhance the quality of life of the residents of Muncie and Delaware County.