Our leaders represent our community.

“Muncie is a great place to live, and it’s because of the contributions residents have chosen to make in their community,” says Sara Shade, a member of three Community Foundation committees. “Different people are able to contribute in different ways. As a young attorney, I was given opportunities to work with local non-profit groups. I have enjoyed the work and witnessing the results of those contributions.”

Sara is a managing partner at Beasley & Gilkison LLP. On top of her professional activities, she is the president of Muncie Noon Rotary Club and the board chair for Muncie Symphony Orchestra. She became familiar with the work of The Community Foundation because of some of her co-worker's involvement. The volunteer work she does for The Community Foundation has allowed her to develop relationships beyond her law practice and feel she is a part of the community.

“Grant funding from the Foundation has a lasting impact upon local organizations,” she says. “There are countless examples of projects which wouldn’t have occurred without funding from The Foundation.”


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Trent Dowling

Officer: Chair

Representing: Financial Services

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Magi Kirkpatrick Sikora

Officer: Vice Chair

Representing: Arsts, Culture, Recreation

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Casey Stanley

Officer: Secretary

Representing: Business

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John W. Anderson

Representing: Community-At-Large

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Ermalene Faulkner

Officer: Treasurer

Representing: Education

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Derron Bishop

Representing: Health and Human Services

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Dave Heeter

Representing: Community-At-Large

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Mia Johnson

Representing: Community-At-Large

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Sara Shade

Representing: Professional



Kathy White, Chair
Judy Benken
Trent Dowling
Mark A. Ervin
Michael B. Galliher
David W. Heeter
John D. Littler
Chris Miller
Casey Stanley


Sara Shade, Chair
John Anderson Jr.
Chris Day
Ermalene Faulkner
Jaime Faulkner
Olivia Fellows
Molly Flodder
Keith Gary
Linda Gregory

Lathay Pegues
Marianne Vorhees
Leland Wilhoite


Tom Heck, Chair
Ronald K. Fauquher
Thomas J. Kinghorn
Jeffrey R. Lang
Carol E. Seals
Daniel Stallings

Rob Tyler


Derron Bishop
Rateira Dodds-Simmons
Keith Doudt
Connie Gregory
Aileen Howard
Marchal Hudson
Ryan Hunter
Mia Johnson
Magi Kirkpatrick Sikora
Fred Meyer

Additional Committees

Robert P. Bell Education Grants

Lisa Brand
Bonnie Coffman
Courtney Crabtree
Mason Fulton
Joan McKinley
Stefanie Onieal
Jeri Owens
Kiki Pavlechko
Evan Ward

Gaston Town Endowment

Delaina Boyd
Trent Dowling
Dick Johnson
Brandon Petro
James Wormer

Land Conservation Fund

Jay Allardt
John Craddock
Sue Errington
Sara Shade Hamilton
Paul Russell
Les Smith
John Taylor

Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment 

Jim Ballenger
Kim Conner
Larry Crabtree
Heath Dudley
Rebekah Ireland
Theresa Johnson
Brandon Morvilius

Town of Yorktown Endowment 

Edward Armantrout
Patti Decker
Marta Guinn
Sarah McCord
Nanci Perry
Samantha Taylor

 Committees are reflective of the 2021-2022 board year