11 Oct Terry Walker Keynotes Annual Shafer Luncheon
The YOC Foundation celebrated the eleventh anniversary of the Shafer Giving Society and the legacy of the late Hamer and Phyllis Shafer at its annual donor recognition luncheon held October 6, 2016.
Mr. Terry Walker, retired Muncie Power CEO & Chairman, and Chair of the Hamer D. and Phyllis C. Shafer Foundation, was the keynote speaker. He spoke about the legacy of support that the late philanthropists blazed for the YOC. “Phyllis became one of nine founding board members who shared the dream to develop a comprehensive youth center on a campus that was more than just a detention center,” he said. “Its early emphasis on providing a ‘continuum of care’ remains a staple part of its services [today],” he continued.
Walker closed by saying, “We [The Shafer Foundation] are committed to keeping their legacy alive and to adhering to their principles in trying to make a difference in the lives of youth and the communities they loved.”
At the conclusion of the luncheon, the 130 attendees were invited to gather at the Shafer Giving Plaza’s Awakening Potential statue for a short ceremony and donor recognition led by Jeff Parsons, First Merchants Bank East Central Region VP/ Commercial Banking Manager and YOC Board Chair.