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Confident leaders and engaged
board members make our community strong.

Kelly K. Shrock, President
The Community Foundation of
Muncie and Delaware County, Inc.

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I am grateful to the SLA for equipping
the next generation of leaders with the
tools, resources, and relationships they
will need to move our community forward.

Delaina Boyd, Ball State University
Interim Associate Vice President for Community Engagement

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The message was relatable and our students
left with a charge to keep challenging themselves
on campus as student leaders.

Lauren Berger, Ball State University
Assistant Director of Student Life

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This is a no-pressure, high-return investment
for your employees and your organization.

Bryan Ayars, CEO
Open Door Health Services



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