Friends, family, and staff of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie lined up on October 2 at the Madison Street Unit to kick off the nonprofit’s Annual Just Desserts fundraising campaign by smashing whipped cream pies in the faces of 4 Club volunteers and CEO, Jason Newman.
The campaign invited community members to donate any dollar amount from $5 – $75, equating to one pie in the face. Fifty pies were made totaling $3,735.56 raised for the Clubs. CEO, Jason Newman, received the most pies in the face—most on behalf of the youth—with a whopping 31 pies.
Wayne Johnson, Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Services at Ivy Tech Community College and BGCM board member was first in line to be pied by his more than willing son. “I am fortunate to live in a community where we can make an impact on our youth in this way. I am honored to be a part of the board [of BGCM] where we continue to shape the lives of our young people through excellent programs and mentorship.”
The money raised is a great start to the larger Just Desserts event campaign goal to raise $30,000 to continue to grow and expand the programs and services of the Clubs. Tickets are still available for the November 6 drive-thru Just Desserts event. To purchase tickets, visit bgcmuncie.org/justdesserts. Questions regarding the Clubs’ Just Desserts event or can be directed to: Amy Gibson, Director of Resource Development at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 765.282.4461.