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YMCA of Muncie Raises $270,000 to Support Community Needs

By: Kristen McConnell— Muncie, IN—The YMCA of Muncie held its Annual Campaign’s Victory Celebration, announcing the goal of $260,000 was exceeded. A team of 140 volunteers and staff solicited over 700 donations from community members and corporations. Co-chairs Melanie Howe and Dan Wolfert led the celebration that not only recognized…

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Douglas L. White of First Merchants Trust Company was one of the recipients of a VIVA Award in 2015. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

2017 VIVA Award Nominations Now Open

By: Tom Farris— Muncie, IN – Sara Shade, Committee Chair for the 2017 VIVA Awards announced that nominations for 2017 awards will be accepted until March 17th.  The VIVA Award was created in 1993 as a gift to the community by the Muncie Rotary Club to recognize Delaware County’s proud…


Applications for 2017 David Sursa Leadership Award Now Available

By: Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – 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…


MutualBank Benches constructed out of recycled plastic.

MutualBank Donates Benches to Local Non-Profits

By: Jamie Faulkner— Muncie, IN – MutualBank donated sixteen benches, recycled from plastic lids to non-profits throughout Indiana. Throughout 2015 and 2016, MutualBank employees and customers collected plastic lids from a variety of sources such as bottles of water, laundry detergent, peanut butter jars, etc. The goal was for each employee…


Community Meets Match to Double Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment Fund

Muncie, Ind. –The town of Selma and Liberty and Perry Townships will see increased community grantmaking thanks to generous residents whose donations captured matching dollars. Started in 2012 through The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc.’s Acorn program, the Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment matured quickly with the…


Photo by: Susan Fisher

Maring-Hunt Community Gardens Meeting on Feb 8th

Muncie, IN—Wednesday February 8th from 5:00pm-7:00pm, Maring-Hunt Public Library will be hosting a Community Participatory Planning Event concerning the expansion of the Maring-Hunt Community Gardens. This project will include an outdoor pavilion space for community use and engagement. Neighbors, community members, along with Ball State architecture students will be coming…


“The Par 3 Chili Boys” pose with visitors from Haiti. L-R Mark Flodder, Assene Guibert (Library Manager in Haiti), Ray Conley, Rev. Pedro Gaguerre (Pastor at St. Michael’s in Haiti) and Wes Russell. The name of their chili was “Computer Crash.” (Turns out that one of their secret ingredients was Spam.) Photo by: Carole Clohessy

Local Chili Cook-Off to Benefit Children in Haiti

By: Mike Clohessy— Muncie, IN—The Haiti Library Foundation, Inc. based out of Muncie is hosting its 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off Challenge on Saturday, February 11th.  The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall—2600 W. Purdue Ave in Muncie. The annual event pits 12 cooking teams comprised of primarily…