Meet your Champ Monday!
Meet your Champion Monday!We are excited to introduce you to Heidi Lynn Hale, one of our 2019 Put Yourself in Her H.E.E.L.S. ChampionsHeidi owns a business downtown Muncie and sits on many boards and does many good deeds behind the scenes. Heidi shared just a few things about herself. We encourage you to get to know this wonderful woman and promise it will not be a boring conversation. Heidi states: “I grew up a military kid but I've now lived in Muncie,Indiana with my husband Sean for twenty-one years. We have three children Alec (20), Sarah (18) and Adam (8). My husband and I own Heidi J Hale Designs in downtown Muncie. Our studio/storefront is located on Walnut Street downtown and we currently have thirty employees/artists. Our jewelry is shipped all over the world through our website www.heidijhale.com.” If you would like to donate to her Champion fund simply reply to us, reach out to her or click the link below. Please be sure to add Heidi's name so we can credit her fund. https://ywcacentralindiana.org/donate/#donatePosted by YWCA Central Indiana on Saturday, August 17, 2019
Put Yourself In Her H.E.E.L.S. 9.28.2019
Meet your Champion MondayWe are excited to introduce you to Richelle Rahe a 2019 H.E.E.L.S. Champion! Richelle is a Contract Analyst in the Legal and Procurement Department of First Merchants Bank. In Richelle’s 22 years of service she has had many roles working in Operations, Finance, Risk and Legal. She is a Ball State University graduate obtaining the honor of Cum Laude. Richelle began her career as a college student until she graduated and would “get a real job.” Currently, she is still waiting for that opportunity! Richelle loves to cook and garden and spend time with her children; Hunter and Sophia. Richelle is a Champion for the YWCA because she believes in its cause and is eager to make a difference in someone else’s life. Richelle has learned life is precious, peace is priceless and home should be a sanctuary. Her mission to raise funds is in the spirit of providing the same for other women and children in the community.If you would like to donatt to Richelle's Champion Fund, simply click here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/391500568134225/Posted by YWCA Central Indiana on Saturday, July 27, 2019
Meet your Champ Monday!
We are excited to introduce you to a H.E.E.L.S. 2019 Champion Meredith Demaree in her own words;“My name is Meredith Demaree and I was born and raised in Muncie Indiana. Upon graduating from Ball State University with my bachelor degree and an associate in radiography, I followed my husband and his military career to various states such as Georgia, Hawaii, and Washington State. I have lived and worked among some of the greatest of the great.I moved home to Muncie with two children, post-divorce in 2013 unexpectedly. With the support of great family I’ve reinvested in my hometown and couldn’t be happier with what I’ve been given in return. I have a ten year old son, Charlie and eight year daughter, Rhianna who attend East Washington Academy. I work nights as an X-ray technologist with MobilexUSA so I can assure our time together is maximized. I’m a champion, because if I wasn’t so blessed to have the support system that I have......the YWCA is exactly what I would have needed. We rise by lifting others......we as women have a responsibility in lifting each other up and helping each other see and achieve what we are capable of doing. We all need a boost in our darkest moments....to remind us how strong we are. This is why I am a champion.Posted by YWCA Central Indiana on Monday, August 26, 2019
Meet your Champion Monday!
We are excited to introduce you to 2019 HEELS Champion Krista Sides!She graduated from Delta High School and attended PJ’s College of Cosmetology. Krista owns Chameleon Salon Suites and is a JR Cosmetology Instructor at Muncie Area Career Center. She is a board member for WIBU and wife to Richard Sides. They are empty nesters who love being involved and helping their community.Krista states:“I am a YWCA Champion because I LOVE helping people grow, watching them succeed and gain confidence in knowing changes can be made. I love being a catalyst for that change. The YWCA mission mirrors my own, making serving a natural urge. Empowering women with tools to take forward steps is very rewardin. I’m thankful to be a part of it.” Here is the link to support her champion fund: https://www.facebook.com/donate/2527873507275751/Posted by YWCA Central Indiana on Monday, September 9, 2019
Meet your Champion Monday!
It is MEET YOUR CHAMPION MONDAY! We are excited to introduce you to a H.E.E.L.S. 2019 Champion Marta Guinn in her own words;“My name is Marta Guinn and I am a Champion for the YWCA. I was born and raised right here in Delaware County and call Yorktown, home. I live with my two sons, Blaze age 13 and Beckett age 8. I stay busy with all of their activities as well as being an Account Executive for CS Kern, your local printing company. I asked to be a Champion for the YWCA because I believe in their mission and want to help others see what an impact they can make in the lives of women, children and families at our local YWCA. There are many needs to be met in our community, but by working together, we will be far more successful, than trying to work alone.”Posted by YWCA Central Indiana on Friday, August 30, 2019
2019 Meet our Champion Monday
We are excited to introduce you to one of our 2019 Put Yourself in Her H.E.E.L.S. Champions:Jennifer MearnsJennifer is the proud “First Lady” of Ball State University. She and her husband, Geoff, live in Muncie and have five children and one grandchild. Jennifer is also the founder/principal of JPM Consulting Services, which provides executive recruiting services to corporate clients. Jennifer spent the first half of her career working in the sports marketing industry, working at Madison Square Garden, and then traveling worldwide as a media liaison for the Men's International Professional Tennis Tour (now the ATP Tour). She worked for several sports marketing agencies and ultimately rose to become a partner of the 40-person agency.Over the years, Jennifer has been actively involved with not-for-profit organizations focused on education, community engagement and helping children and families in need. She is honored to be one of this year’s YWCA H.E.E.L.S. Champions and to support the great work the YWCA is doing for the women and families of our community.If you would like to donate to Jennifer's Champion Fund simple click here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/484088385694927/Posted by YWCA Central Indiana on Monday, July 15, 2019
Put Yourself in Her H.E.E.L.S. 9.28.19
MEET YOUR CHAMP MONDAY!Sue Ellspermann grew up in the small town of Ferdinand in southern Indiana. She graduated from Purdue University as an Industrial Engineering in 1982. Her early career included working as an engineer and manager at General Motors, Michelin and Frito-Lay. In 1986 she started her own consulting firm helping organizations solve difficult problems and strategic planning. In 1996 she completed a PhD in Industrial Engineering focused on methods to improve problem solving. She joined the University of Southern Indiana in 2006 founding the Center for Applied Research in Economic Development. In 2010 she was elected as State Representative for District 74 representing Dubois, Spencer, Warrick and Perry Counties. In 2012 she was elected Lieutenant Governor with Governor Mike Pence. In 2016 she became Ivy Tech Community College President. Ivy Tech is the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college with nearly 100,000 students, more than 60,000 high school dual credit students, and 40+ locations across Indiana.Sue is married to Jim Mehling with a blended family of 2 daughters, 2 stepdaughters, 3 sons-in-laws and 5 grandchildren.“I have been a feminist since I was in high school. It was one of the reasons I became an engineer, because I believe women can hold nontraditional, high wage jobs. However, I also know I was privileged to be able to pursue my career coming from a loving middle-class family. Systematic racism, sexism, and sexual violence exist. Today at Ivy Tech I interface with this much more closely. I believe in YWCA's mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. When we do, Central Indiana will be an even better place to live, work and play for all.” You can donate to Sue's Champion fund at: https://ywcacentralindiana.org/donate/#donatePlease donate in Sue's name.Posted by YWCA Central Indiana on Saturday, August 10, 2019
Meet your H.E.E.L.S. Champion Monday!
We are excited to introduce you to 2019 H.E.E.L.S. Champion, Jeffery Jackson Sr!He was born March of 1972 and is proud to be a graduate from the “Mighty” Muncie Central BearcatsJeffery is a father of three wonderful children, two boys attending Ball State University and one daughter at Indiana University East. His daughter served as an intern last summer at YWCA.When he isn’t working as a Material Specialist at Progress Rail, Jeffery is busy refereeing travel basketball and volleyball games. He is an IHSAA basketball/volleyball official and a former coach and personal basketball trainer.He is involved with Muncie Civic Theater as well recently playing a lead role in “Big River”Jeffery is a hardworking man with a passion for his community. He is quick to hold a door, share a smile and prayers for all he comes in contact with.Jeffery says; “YWCA is more than just a historic establishment. It has been a safe haven for many in need for many years. It's a pleasure and privilege to help the cause.”To donate thru Jeffery's fund click here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1387537614728044/Posted by YWCA Central Indiana on Monday, September 16, 2019
YWCA Put Yourself in Her H.E.E.L.S. 9.28.19
Meet your Champion Monday!We are excited to introduce you to Marchal Allen Hudson, one of our 2019 Put Yourself in Her H.E.E.L.S. Champions Marchal is a Muncie native, BSU alum with a masters in organizational & professional communication development and a bachelor’s in management with a focus in Human Resources. Currently employed at Ball State University as the Assistant Director of Unified Technology Support with 37 years of dedicated service to the university under her belt. She is a 2018 V!VA Award winner, past board president of United Way of Delaware County and Motivate Our Minds, an adjunct faculty in the management department, a Muncie Rotary Club member, the wellness ambassador of UTS, a member of the BSU United Way Steering Committee, and serves on various other university committees. She is also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. Marchal is widow, a mother, and a doting grandmother. She loves to travel and experience life on its happiest level. She loves God, her family and friends and believes a kind greeting will awake your soul “Hello Beautiful or Handsome!” She considers herself an optimist, a champion of service, and believes a positive attitude brings forth positive outcomes. Marchal also believes hard work really does pay off, and while she is not perfect, she is perfectly evolving. Her recent motto: “Live life!”If you would like to donate to Marchal's Champion Fund, Simply click here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/2334273113454498/Posted by YWCA Central Indiana on Saturday, July 27, 2019
Thank you for celebrating our SIXTH Annual Put Yourself In Her H.E.E.L.S event in 2019!
Mark your calendars for the September 2020 H.E.E.L.S. event to help raise awareness and show support for our residential program.
Thank you for standing beside us and “stepping up” to
Help Encourage Empower Lift and Support women and women with children!
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Sponsors are the backbone to any event. We are deeply grateful for their continued support.
A special shout out to the following: Tribune Showprint, Fully Promoted, Pizza King, Express Employment Professionals, BASH Cos-medic Studio, Jill Haron with American Mortgage, Ontario Systems, Countryside Landscape Solutions, Parker Electric and A Berry Long Run