By: Becky Tumidolsky—
Company Hosts Evening Event to Honor Its Co-founders, Reflect on Its Journey, and Announce New Muncie Community Fund
Muncie, IN– Ontario Systems, a leading provider of enterprise software that automates complex workflows and accelerates revenue recovery for clients in the healthcare, accounts receivable management (ARM), and government markets, hosted a community event at its Muncie headquarters Thursday evening to celebrate the company’s nearly 40-year history and announce a new community fund to help improve quality of life for area residents.
Members of Ontario Systems’ current company leadership, current and past employees, and members of the Muncie community gathered for the two-hour-long event to reminisce and reflect on Ontario Systems’ history, the important contributions of co-founders Wil Davis and Ron Fauquher, the company’s growth and success, and its close relationship with and commitment to the Muncie community.
“As we begin our 40th year in business, we’re grateful for this opportunity to bring together company leaders and employees, both past and present; Muncie community leaders; and our special guests, Wil Davis and Ron Fauquher,” said Casey Stanley, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at Ontario Systems. “It’s amazing to look back at what we’ve accomplished as a company and in partnership with the community, and we’re excited about what’s to come.”
Event attendees were presented with a short program featuring a retrospective video (see below) as well as comments from a number of current and former company and community leaders. Among the first to speak was Kelly Stanley, former CEO of Ontario Systems’ former parent company, Ontario Corporation. A longtime community leader who also served as Ontario Systems chairman for many years, Stanley offered his perspective on Davis and Fauquher’s early years together in business and Ontario Systems’ 26-year partnership with Ontario Corporation.
“Wil and Ron’s vision, their values, and their commitment to their people formed the foundation for Ontario Systems’ sustained success,” said Kelly Stanley. “We at Ontario Corporation were honored to support Ontario Systems’ growth as the company matured and became a renowned industry leader, and it was my honor to come back today and help celebrate this big milestone in the company’s history.”
Also on hand to deliver remarks was Muncie community leader Steve Anderson, former chairman and CEO of First Merchants Bank; former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; and current chair of the George and Francis Ball Foundation. Having worked directly with Davis and Fauquher on a number of community initiatives including the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Anderson shared his perspective about Ontario Systems’ impact and its co-founders’ legacy in the Muncie community.
“The story I’m here to tell is the impact of Ontario Systems’ success in our community and this part of Indiana, and that success has been stunning,” Anderson said. “The company’s formal statement of values puts it this way: ‘We give time and talent to making our home communities better.’ And they certainly have. On behalf of the community, we celebrate your success, we applaud your values, and we thank you because you are passionate people serving others and driving a strong economy.”
Jason Harrington, who recently replaced Fauquher as CEO, spoke briefly about the impact Fauquher and Davis had on his career. He also discussed Ontario Systems’ recent acquisition by New Mountain Capital, its future plans, and its continuing commitment to the Muncie community.
To the surprise of most in attendance, including Davis and Fauquher, Casey Stanley also unveiled the newly established “Ontario Systems–Wil Davis and Ron Fauquher Fund.” Established in honor of Ontario Systems’ co-founders, the unrestricted fund will reside with the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, with all charitable assets used to enhance quality of life for residents of Muncie and Delaware County. Ontario Systems’ seeding donation will be matched 1:1 by the Community Foundation.
“It’s a special night for us, because everyone in this room has had some kind of impact on us personally or professionally or in the community,” Fauquher said. “Forty years ago, we had a dream: to create a place to work where you can demonstrate your faith and profession… a caring place for people and families who could have meaningful careers right here in Muncie, Indiana, and be all they could be. When we look back, it’s amazing that somewhere along the line, that happened—not because of us, but because of all the great people who joined us along the way . . . and made it happen.”
About Ontario Systems
Established in 1980, Ontario Systems is a leading provider of enterprise software designed to improve operations and revenue recovery for clients in the healthcare industry and the accounts receivable management (ARM) market as well as federal, state, and local governments. Headquartered in Muncie, IN, with additional offices in Vancouver, WA, and Albuquerque, NM, and 500+ employees in 28 states, Ontario Systems offers a full portfolio of leading software platforms includingtheArtiva family of products, FACS, TCS, RevQ®, and Ontario Omni®. Ontario Systems serves 600+ hospital network customers—including 5 of the 15 largest hospital networks—that actively manage over $40 billion in receivables collectively, as well as 8 of the 10 largest ARM companies and more than 600 federal, state, and municipal government clients in the U.S. Ontario Systems’ portfolio also includes Justice Systems solutions such as FullCourt Enterprise™, whose integrated technologies empower state and local governments to manage court cases, process online payments, and automate revenue and recovery processes.