Thank you to everyone who joined us around the Catalyst at Minnetrista for the 2nd Annual Just Desserts on September 14th!

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2017 Presenting Sponsors

2017 Additional Sponsors

Our Guest Speaker

Sue Ellspermann became Ivy Tech Community College’s ninth president on July 1. She now leads the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving over 170,000 students a year. Dr. Ellspermann has more than 30 years of experience in higher education, economic and workforce development, and public service.

She most recently served as Indiana’s 50th Lieutenant Governor from 2013 until March of this year. As part of that role she served as President of the Senate and Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, as well as overseeing six agencies. As the vice chair of the Indiana Career Council she led efforts to align Indiana’s education and workforce development system to meet the needs of employers. Her public service began in 2010 when she was elected as the State Representative for District 74.

Ellspermann formerly served as the founding Director of the Center of Applied Research and Economic Development at the University of Southern Indiana and also owned and operated Ellspermann and Associates, Inc, an independent consulting firm licensed in the training and facilitation of Simplex Creative Problem Solving.

Early in her career she spent time with Frito-Lay and Michelin Tire Corporation. Ellspermann holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Louisville in Industrial Engineering and a B.S. from Purdue University also in Industrial Engineering.

She is married to James Mehling, a recently retired high school principal.  She has a blended family of four daughters, three sons-in-law, two grandsons and two granddaughters.

Sue Ellspermann

4 Top-Bid Prizes

The table with the highest bid gets first choice of dessert, second highest bid gets second choice, and so on! As an added incentive to bid high, we have four prizes that the top four highest bidding tables can choose from in addition to their choice of dessert.

  • 16 Scheumann Stadium Suite Tickets to the BSU vs. Buffalo Football Game on November 16th at 7 pm; includes 8 parking passes in the WHITE lot; compliments of Old National Bank. $1,500 Value
  • 8 $50 Gift Certificates toward your next purchase at Heidi J Hale Designs + Details; compliments of Heidi J Hale – $400 Value
  • 8 $20 Gift Certificates toward your next purchase at Foister’s Flowers & Gifts; compliments of Foister’s Flowers & Gifts – $160 Value
  • 8 tickets to Indianapolis Zoo; valid through December 30, 2017; compliments of WLBC and Woof Boom Radio – $156 Value

Desserts Prepared By

Ivy Tech Culinary School – Gary Abbott

Ivy Tech Culinary School  – Magdalin Lorgoullou

Roscoe’s Catering – Rocky Fuller

Ivy Tech Culinary School  – Ryan Bell

About Just Desserts

Just Desserts is a fun-filled evening where you can sip wine, enjoy appetizers, listen to music, and socialize with friends before coming together to bid on a dessert that your entire table can enjoy!  It is a showcase of over-the-top desserts created by pastry artists from bakeries and restaurants throughout East Central Indiana.  Each dessert serves one table of eight.  Each table has an assigned Table Champion (host) who gathers bids from the table and submits to the emcee.  The table with the highest bid gets the first choice of dessert, second highest gets second choice, and so on!  As an added incentive to bid high, we also have four unique prizes that go with the four highest bids that all 8 attendees at the table will receive.

What is the Community Champions Fund?

The mission of Community Champions Fund is to provide programming, services, and activities that support the prevention of violence as well as the protection and care of victims of violence. Community Champions Fund grants will provide resources to not-for-profits, civic, business, and government organizations to support the development and delivery of innovative solutions, otherwise unavailable in our community, designed to make our community a safer place to live, work, and play.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Westminster Village for hosting our 2017 Just Desserts Table Champion Meeting on August 31st .  Westminster Village is a not-for-profit Life Plan Community serving senior adults in East Central Indiana.  Established in 1974, Westminster Village incorporates a wide range of specialized services under one roof:  state licensed residential retirement apartments, assisted living, Medicare certified skilled care, and rehab-to-home.  Each resident can choose an active lifestyle that is designed around individual interests to enhance physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual well-being in a safe and secure homelike environment. Residents and their families have peace of mind knowing that continuing care is available in a manner they deserve and expect.


Cynthia Ammerman
Wynde Ashman
Angela Beck
Kira Childers
Angie Cravens
Sue Dalton
Linda Gregory
WaTasha Griffin
Heidi J Hale
Jill Haron
Brenda Howe
Alex Huskey
Ann Johnson

Jennifer Johnson/Carol Bradshaw
Karen Moorman
Angie Pool
Ana Quirk
Mary Ann Rees
Deborah Robinson/Juli Metgzer
Lakoya Rochell
Magi Kirkpatrick Sikora
Tara Smalstig
Tonikia Steans
Jack Surface
Lorraine Tomlin
Kati Wray

About 100 Men Who Cook

November 4, 2017 at 6pm – Horizon Convention Center

100 Men Who Cook, presented by Old National Bank, is one of Muncie and central Indiana’s premier fundraising events. In the past seven (7) years over $513,000 of net proceeds has been raised and donated to help the most vulnerable in our community. An event unlike any other you will find in the area, 100 Men Who Cook draws over 1,100 participants for an evening of great food, exciting activities, and heartwarming generosity. One hundred of the area’s most thoughtful leaders from every endeavor will come together to compete for the coveted title of “TOP CHEF”. The competition is fierce and goes well beyond the food, as they decorate their serving stations and don their favorite costumes to win favor (and tips) from the 1,000 current and soon to be friends in attendance.

About 100 Men Who Golf

Our 2nd annual 100 Men Who Golf took place on June 9, 2017 at Crestview Golf Club.  THANK YOU to our presenting sponsor – Old National Bank; Prize Sponsor – Midas of Muncie & Anderson; and Food Sponsor – Cammack Station who came together to help raise over $7,500 net.  All proceeds benefit the Community Champions Fund.

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