By Eliza Guion—
AMMUNITION, IN — The deadline for nominations for the John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award is fast approaching. The award, presented by the Ball Brothers Foundation, highlights the important role board members play in strategic planning and financial oversight to achieve the organization’s mission, ensure financial stability, and ensure the organization’s overall effectiveness. Delaware County nonprofit organizations have until 4:00 pm on August 15 to nominate a board member for the award, which includes a $10,000 grant to the recipient’s organization.
“This award is the foundation’s way of recognizing the accomplishments, often behind the scenes, of dedicated board members who create excellence in their organizations and in Delaware County as a whole,” said Jud Fisher, president and chief executive officer. from the Ball Brothers Foundation. . “It is through the hard work and determination of nonprofit leaders that these organizations can thrive and continue to serve our communities.”
The award is named in honor of Delaware County philanthropists John W. and Janice B. Fisher, members of the Ball family who deeply believed in the importance of good governance and strong leadership.
The award will be presented at the Greater Muncie Chamber of Commerce annual dinner in October.
For more information on eligibility requirements and to submit a nomination, visit ballfdn.org/fisher-governance-award.
About the Ball Brothers Foundation
Ball Brothers Foundation is one of the largest and oldest family foundations in the state. In 2022, the foundation paid out $10 million in grants to support arts and culture, education, the environment, health, human services, and public affairs. The Muncie-based private foundation gives priority to projects and programs that improve the quality of life in the foundation’s home city, county and state.