Deadline for 2021 Fisher Governance Award Nominations Approaching

Pictured L-R: Jud Fisher and Ron Fauquher. Photo providedPictured L-R: Jud Fisher and Ron Fauquher. Photo provided

By Melissa Jones—

Muncie, IN—Delaware County nonprofits have until Aug. 15 to nominate one of their board members for Ball Brothers Foundation’s annual John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award, which recognizes board members who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to their organization.

“Board members serve a vital role for nonprofits. The pandemic has emphasized just how important a strong board is to the resiliency of an organization. As we move into a new phase of recovery, dedicated board members will only become more of a necessity,” said Jud Fisher, president and CEO of the foundation. “It is through their exemplary leadership and integrity that nonprofits are able to best serve the citizens of our communities.”

Named in honor of Delaware County philanthropists John W. and Janice B. Fisher, Ball family members who believed deeply in the importance of good governance and strong leadership, the award celebrates the important role boards play in governing nonprofits that serve the community.

The recipient of the Fisher Governance Award earns a $10,000 grant to their respective organization from Ball Brothers Foundation. The winner of this year’s award will be announced at the Muncie–Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Oct. 28.

To learn more about eligibility requirements and to submit a nomination, visit


 About Ball Brothers Foundation

Ball Brothers Foundation is one of the state’s oldest and largest family foundations. Annually, the foundation makes approximately $8 million in grants to support arts and culture, education, the environment, health, human services, and public affairs. The Muncie-based private foundation gives priority to projects and programs that improve the quality of life in the foundation’s home city, county, and state.