14th Annual Made in Mishawaka Luncheon
BLOOMING in Mishawaka
The Made in Mishawaka Luncheon is an annual event that honors an individual or organization that has impacted the Mishawaka community.
This year’s event will feature the 2021-2022 honorees, Marcia Wells and Dick Currey for their amazing efforts contributing to SCM and the Mishawaka community.
Marcia Wells is the President of the Mishawaka Penn-Harris Library Board and was the Co-chair of the recent SCM referendum.
“Mishawaka has made me feel comfortable and significant – it gives me a sense of belonging, of making a difference, of leaving my fingerprint on a town that I love being a part of. The people of Mishawaka motivate me to do better, to be better and to encourage others to do the same. Abraham Lincoln once said ‘The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.’ Mishawaka has a vision for its’ future which is more successful than communities that just accept whatever comes along. Within that vision, I have been challenged, encouraged and accepted. It’s the greatest place I’ve ever lived.”
Richard “Dick” Currey is the former Mishawaka School Board President and was the Co-chair of the recent SCM referendum.
“As a child, Mishawaka gave me a solid foundation with its excellent schools, vibrant neighborhoods, and strong sense of community. As an adult, it has done the same for my family with many productive work, charitable, and public service opportunities through which to contribute our own small measure of value to this wonderful community our late Mayor Bob so accurately described as “the best small town in America.”
View the video of Marcia and Richard by clicking HERE.
Past honorees include:
Sarah Evans Barker Remo Belli Robert Beutter Jacob Burnett
Bruce Chamberlin Ed Chamberlin Kaleb Chamberlin Jack Davis
Dale Woody Emmons David R. Fisher Cindy Thielking Fisher Deborah Sriver Fleming
Rocco Germano John Gleissner Tom Irions John Manuszak
Ben Modlin John Moore Dana Mroczek Cosimo Natali
Michael Natali R. J. Reed Anna Rohrer Erik Sanders
Alvin Smith Rosemary & David Spalding Sharon Versyp
Dot Wiekamp Chuck Zimmerman Don Zimmerman Jenny Zimmerman
Made in Mishawaka has helped provide funding for:
• over $900,000 in grants for teachers
• 50 pennants for students last year from Beyond the Cave
• the opportunity to team up with Boling Eye Care with a four-year grant from United Way to provide eye tests for SCM students. Many of these tests have resulted in two FREE pair of eyeglasses for students!
• the MEF Staff Wish List began at this luncheon four years ago and since has made 225 “wishes” happen for a total of $36,000
TICKET INFORMATION: Click HERE to purchase your ticket(s) today!
Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50
Sponsor an Educator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50 (allows one educator to attend the luncheon)
Patron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 75 (a portion of the ticket is a donation to MEF)
Table of 8 plus sponsors an educator . . . . $450
For sponsorship opportunities please contact Jane Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are sponsorships available to meet all needs!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
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Network Management Group, Inc.
Mishawaka City Clerk, Debbie Ladyga-Block and
the Mishawaka Common Council
Dale “Woody” Emmons, Mike Bellovich, Anthony “Tony” Hazen,
Kate Voelker, Mike Compton, Ronald Banicki, Maggie DeMaegd,
Gregg Hixenbaugh, Matt Mammolenti
Mishawaka High School Alumni Association