Non-Profit

May is National Historic Preservation Month, Help Preserve Cornerstone Center for the Arts

By Cornerstone board of directors— MUNCIE, IN—2024 is off to a great start for Cornerstone Center for the Arts. We began the year by announcing that CCA successfully raised $22,000 at the end of last year, during our December fundraiser. We also secured during the first quarter $50,000 in grant funding alone. The community’s generous support has put us on the right track. However, we know our work is not over. In honor of May being National Historic Preservation Month,…

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Ball Brothers Foundation Welcomes New Program Officer Dan Wolfert

By Jud Fisher— MUNCIE, IN— Ball Brothers Foundation is pleased to announce that Dan Wolfert will join the Foundation’s team as a new Program Officer. His role with the foundation begins June 3. “We are excited to welcome Dan to the Ball Brothers Foundation team,” said Jud Fisher, the foundation’s president and chief executive officer. “Dan’s hiring concluded a national search of highly qualified candidates. We were impressed by his understanding of the area in which we operate, his local…


Sherry Adkins is Muncie Artists Guild’s Artist of the Month for May 2024

By Jill Palumbo & Sherry Adkins— MUNCIE, IN—Growing up in the countryside of Indiana, surrounded by fields, forests and wildlife instilled in me a deep appreciation for nature. Often, I would have a front row seat to the deer that wander into the back yard, a view of the many birds that would gather at the bird feeders, and the families of raccoons that would climb up the apple trees for a snack. As an adult, I have a sense…


Groundbreaking Ceremony Unveils ‘Wonder Woods’ at Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center

By Kristen McConnell, CFRM— MUNCIE, IN – The YMCA of Muncie proudly announced the groundbreaking ceremony for the much-anticipated early learning forest, now officially named Wonder Woods. The event, marked by the planting of over 200 saplings, symbolizes a monumental step toward enriching the educational experience of young learners in our community. The unveiling of Wonder Woods signifies a commitment to providing children with immersive outdoor learning environments, fostering a deep connection to nature from an early age. Attendees, including…


Muncie League of Women Voters to Sponsor Panel on Solar Energy

By Sheryl Swingley— MUNCIE, IN—“You Can’t Put Solar Anywhere You Want” will be the topic of a League of Women Voters of Muncie-Delaware County public meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Kennedy Branch Library in Muncie. The program is free. “The following question is often raised at governmental meetings in connection with solar, ‘Why can’t we put solar on brownfields, on the rooftops of government buildings or between and along highways?’,” said Sarah Williams, chairwoman of the…


V!VA Luncheon Honors Outstanding Volunteer Contributions to Delaware County Community

By Dan Wolfert— MUNCIE, IN– On April 16, 2024, the Interurban Room at the Horizon Convention Center was filled with gratitude and admiration as the community came together to celebrate the exemplary individuals and organizations dedicated to making a difference in Delaware County. The annual V!VA (Very Important Volunteer Award) luncheon, a cherished tradition since its inception in 1993 by the Muncie Noon Rotary Club, in partnership with the Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club, once again shone a spotlight on the…


Delaware County’s First Housing Summit Starts Important Conversations

By Michelle Kinsey— MUNCIE, IN – It was a full house at the first ever Delaware County Housing Summit on Friday, April 5, at the Ivy Tech Fisher Building in downtown Muncie. More than 100 people attended the event to learn more about the county’s current housing situation and best practices for housing development. “I was excited to see so many different faces from across our community – developers, landlords, elected officials, and neighbors,” said Heather Williams, Associate Director in…


Investing in the Future: Kenmore Neighborhood Plants Trees with ARP Funds

By Kourtney McCauliff— MUNCIE, IN—One of the great amenities of Kenmore Neighborhood in northwest Muncie is our beautiful canopy of trees. If you walk through our quarter of the Magic City, you’ll notice several tree lined streets and thickly wooded lawns. Trees are a defining characteristic of Kenmore. In 2021 we had the opportunity to work with Studio 165+ for a new neighborhood logo. In a brainstorming session, the designers asked us what best defines us: “what comes to mind…


City of Muncie and Ball State Collaboration Making a Real Impact

By Impact X— MUNCIE, IN—After two years, and four community classes, the Impact X Community Class collaboration between the City of Muncie and Ball State University is making a real impact in the Muncie community. There have been nine businesses launched after completing the class, and the Ball State University Miller College of Business is looking to possibly expand the program to the student entrepreneurship program. The program was started at The College of Charleston School of Business in Charleston,…


Eli Lilly Foundation Provides Matching Gift Opportunity to Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie

By Robby Tompkins, Director of Resource Development, BGC Muncie— MUNCE, IN— The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie has announced the launch of its Eli Lilly Match Campaign, running through May 31st. The Eli Lilly Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs Indiana Alliance have partnered together to create a lasting impact on the state of Indiana. This partnership includes a $30 million statewide grant to all 31 Boys & Girls Clubs. The campaign is an opportunity for donors to…