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.”
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
FINANCE COMMITTEEKathy White, Chair
Mark A. Ervin
Michael B. Galliher
David W. Heeter
John D. Littler
John Anderson Jr.
INVESTMENT COMMITTEETom Heck, Chair
Ronald K. Fauquher
Thomas J. Kinghorn
Jeffrey R. Lang
Carol E. Seals
Magi Kirkpatrick Sikora
Robert P. Bell Education Grants
Gaston Town Endowment
Land Conservation Fund
Sara Shade Hamilton
Liberty Perry Selma Town Endowment
Town of Yorktown Endowment
Committees are reflective of the 2021-2022 board year