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.”
Jeffrey R. Lang
"It is a privilege and responsibility to give back to those in need. I believe The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County is a great way for Beth and me to give back whether it is by my service on the board or by our financial contributions."
Carol E. Seals
Officer: Vice Chairman
Representing: Financial Services
"I am honored to share my time, resources and skills to give back and strengthen the community. I have a firm belief in the Foundation's vital role of community betterment and enhancing the quality of life in our community."
"Serving on The Community Foundation board and the grants committee allows me to make a difference in our community and support hundreds of others who do the same in Muncie every single day."
Michael B. Galliher
"The Community Foundation is one of Muncie/Delaware County's greatest assets. I feel honored to be of service to this great organization that helps so many in our community."
Representing: Health & Human Services
"It's important to me to volunteer my time on the Board because I can see the results the Foundation's work has in the community."
"By serving on the Community Foundation Board, I can be a small part of helping change and better others' lives and situations in our community through the great work and efforts of the organization."
"It is a great honor to serve as a member of the Board. The Foundation has continuously demonstrated commitment and dedication to our entire community. The philanthropic goals, strategies and actions to positively impact the lives of our citizenry are apparent, clear and decisive."
"Serving on The Community Foundation board is humbling, transformative and challenging in a way I never imagined."
"Serving on the Foundation's Board is one of the most rewarding and best ways to give back to the community and a unique opportunity to support other organizations."
Leland C. Wilhoite
Representing: Arts, Culture & Recreation
"I am honored to be a Foundation volunteer. It allows me to be involved in improving the quality of life in our community and utilize resources to make our community better."
Advisory Committee Members
Kathy White, Chair
Mark A. Ervin
Michael B. Galliher
David W. Heeter
Jeffrey R. Lang
John D. Littler
Sara Shade, Chair
Tom Heck, Chair
Ronald K. Fauquher
Mark K. Hardwick
Thomas J. Kinghorn
Terry Whitt Bailey
Amy C. Thomas