United Way University Best Practices Webinar

hosted by Ball State University and Heart of Indiana United Way
March 8th, 2022 from 11am – 1pm EST via Zoom

A panel of representatives from across the country will gather virtually to discuss and share ideas on the unique partnership between United Way and the universities and colleges that host Employee Campaigns, as well as Day of Caring/Action events. Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Volunteerism and How To Start/Run a Day of Caring/Action Event
  • Campaign Structure and University Leadership Support
  • Engagement and Fundraising Across Diverse Giving Capacities, Ages, and Roles
  • Communications Plans, Promotion, and Marketing Both Digitally and Physically
  • Peer to Peer and Campaign Creation Relationship Building
  • And More!


Identify the obstacles. Take on the impossible. Conquer generational poverty.

Give to the United Way

Remember: Every gift is transformational in the lives of people who benefit from United Way Funding. You can support United Way either through a one-time credit card, check, or cash gift, or through monthly payroll deductions. See how to donate via our easy to use E-Pledge portal or paper pledge form.

Watch highlights from the 2020 Day of Action

2021 Day of Action

Thursday, September 2

More than a quarter of Delaware County households live one crisis away from falling into poverty. These working families face daily obstacles hindering their health, education and financial stability.

Your participation in the Day of Action will support the United Way’s commitment to improve the lives and futures of these families across our community.

Heart of Indiana United Way Merger Q&A

2020 Campaign Results

Raised Over $144,500 From Employee Contributions

Nearly another $40,000 Raised in Matching Gifts

Over $1.3 Million For Total Community United Way Campaign

Ball State Team

Have questions or want to learn more about how you can support United Way? Reach out to your team captain!

Melinda Messineo

Steering Committee Chair

Steering Committee Chair, Melinda Messineo shares a letter to campus about the 2021 United Way Campaign.

Read the letter.


About Heart of Indiana United Way

United Way 2021 Initiatives

  • Thriving Families and Adults 

Hardworking individuals (ALICE families) will have their basic needs met, get  better jobs earning enough money to support themselves and their families,  increase their ability to save money, build assets and have access to   
healthcare. Ultimately, breaking the cycle of generational poverty and   
realizing long-term stability. Learn more.

  • Thriving Children

Experts tell us a child’s ability to read at grade level by third grade is the single greatest predictor of future success because this is when they transition from learning to read to reading to learn. When a child falls behind in reading, they risk falling further behind in every subject. By helping children to reach this goal, we are helping to put them on the path to lifelong success. Learn more

When you give to Heart of Indiana United Way, your gifts touch not just one program, but many across our five county region of Delaware, Fayette, Henry Madison and Randolph Counties. Our priority investments are in the THRIVE Network and our Grade Level Reading initiative. Additional investments are made throughout the region in each county each year.

Read the Heart of Indiana United Way 2021 Funded Partners and Programs List.

Contact Us

Bianca Sulanke

Oakwood Building
Suite 122
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306


Office of Community Engagement: 765-285-2773