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Scott Jordan Named 2022 Recipient of The Community Foundation’s David Sursa Leadership Award

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, IN – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County has announced that Scott Jordan received the 2022 David Sursa Leadership Award to recognize his dedicated service to Orchestra Indiana. Jordan was nominated by Orchestra Indiana, formerly Muncie Symphony Orchestra, for his courageous leadership on the Board of Directors. He has served two consecutive terms in a variety of capacities, including President of the Board, Chair of the Past Presidents Committee, and the Strategic Planning (Mergers…

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Community Foundation Announces Additional 2022 Scholarship Recipients

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, IN—Congratulations to the following scholarship recipients: Olivia Covert, a senior at Daleville Jr./Sr. High School, is the recipient of the Bobby Watters Scholarship. Olivia plans to study physical therapy and exercise science at the University of Evansville. She is the daughter of Nathan and Christa Covert. Shoka J. Giffin II, a senior at Muncie Central High School, is the recipient of the Robert L. Thompson Scholarship. Shoka plans to study criminal justice at Ball State University….


Nominations Needed For 30th Annual Women’s Equality Day Program

By WaTasha Barnes Griffin, B.S., FaDSS-C— MUNCIE, IN — The Muncie-Delaware County Coalition of Women’s organizations is once again seeking nominations of local women to honor during the 30th Annual Women’s Equality Day Program. The Coalition invites nominations of women who have made a significant contribution in the arts, education, religion, business, politics, environment, and social or community service by improving the quality of life in our community, according to a press release. Other categories will also be considered. “Six women will…


Muncie Support Network Announces ‘Network Huddle Peer Groups’

By Carly Acree King— MUNCIE, IN—Nonprofit Support Network is excited to announce its first line up of services, Network Huddles, to support nonprofit organizations serving Muncie and Delaware County. Network Huddles are peer group meetings hosted and facilitated by the Nonprofit Support Network, a newly established organization designed to provide support to nonprofit organizations in Muncie and Delaware County. These meetings offer nonprofit professionals, in any role, ongoing opportunities to connect and learn with their peers who share similar job…


Cornerstone Awarded Grant From Indiana Arts Commission

By Dee McKinsey— MUNCIE, IN– Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St., has been awarded a $15,305 grant for organizational support. The grant was announced by the Indiana Arts Commission and Gov. Eric Holcomb. The money was approved by the Indiana General Assembly in conjunction with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. An independent panel of volunteers reviewed the grant application and it was approved by the IAC. “Cornerstone is pleased to receive these funds,”…


How We Can All Help Preserve the White River, and Why It Matters

By Jud Fisher— MUNCIE, Ind.—Everything starts somewhere.  For the White River, it’s in a farmer’s field in Randolph County just south of Winchester. The river winds its way through farms, woodlands, industrial sites, small towns, and even big cities, eventually feeding into other rivers that take the waters to the Mississippi River. This long journey is amazing in itself, but the story of how the White River got to where it is today—how it journeyed from being a once industrially…


FCA’s Kayla Patterson Crowned Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen

By Jeff Mosier— MUNCIE, Ind.—Fellowship of Christian Athletes of East Central Indiana is very proud to announce that on June 18, 2022, one of our key student worship leaders, Kayla Patterson, a recent graduate of Monroe Central High school, was crowned Miss Indiana’s Outstanding teen (Miss Teen Indiana.) Each contestant is required to name their platform organization. Kayla chose to represent FCA in both last year’s and this year’s competition. She played guitar and sang a worship song as her featured…


Community Organizations and Teachers Awarded Grants From Community Foundation

By Kallie Sulanke— MUNCIE, Ind.—Grants totaling $823,084 were awarded from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County to benefit the community between March and May 2022. Most grants are awarded through permanently endowed funds that benefit our community today and always. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to contribute to improving the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. Quarterly Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects and programs for which there is…


‘Bob Ross Experience’ Wins Prestigious 2022 AASLH Award of Excellence

By Bethany Hawkins, AASLH Chief of Operations— NASHVILLE, Tn – The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) congratulates Minnetrista Museum & Gardens for receiving an Award of Excellence for the Bob Ross Experience. The Award of Excellence is part of the AASLH Leadership in History Awards, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation of state and local history. The Bob Ross Experience at Minnetrista Museum & Gardens in Muncie, Indiana, is the only permanent museum exhibit…


Ball Brothers Foundation Awards More Than $2.4 Million in First Round of 2022 Grants

By Jud Fisher— MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball Brothers Foundation announced funding to 33 projects in its first round of grants for 2022, totaling over $2.4 million. The grants included approximately $220,000 in funding for projects related to the foundation’s Project Blueways initiative, which supports efforts related to local soil and water quality, watershed planning, and water recreation. The largest of the Project Blueways grants is a $90,000 grant to Muncie Sanitary District for the construction of up to four canoe/kayak…