THE YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CENTER FOUNDATION

The Youth Opportunity Center Foundation exists to support the mission and priorities of the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC). Through a focused, strategic approach to community engagement and fundraising activities, the YOC Foundation develops partnerships with individuals, corporations, employees and foundations to garner fiscal support in funding the “margin of excellence” and evidence-based treatment services of the YOC.

The YOC serves and provides hope to Indiana’s youth who are most in need of outpatient and residential behavioral health services resulting from abuse, neglect and abandonment.

The YOC Foundation helps YOU help the YOC. By supporting the YOC through the YOC Foundation, you help us help kids – kids who have fallen through the cracks and need the counseling, character education, and treatment the YOC provides on its beautiful 75-acre campus.

The YOC Foundation practices responsible stewardship of each gift it receives. Not only will your gift be used as you designate, but it also will be acknowledged promptly and recognized in accordance with your wishes and policies. The YOC Foundation demonstrates transparency and adherence to the highest ethical practices in fundraising. Donor Bill of Rights

FOUNDATION STAFF

PollyCraig

765.289.5437 ext. 3331
765.748.0829 cell
pcraig@yocinc.org

Polly Craig

Executive Director
jennifer-yocf2

765.289.5437 ext. 3332
jparksstrack@yocinc.org

Jennifer Parks-Strack

Development Officer
KimBurkholder

765.289.5437 ext.
kburkholder@yocinc.org

Kim Burkholder, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2018

Bob Beasley, President
PAWS, Inc. and Beasley & Beasley Law Office

Barry Green, Vice President
Fernandez Holdings & Solutionz Videoconferencing, Inc.

Kevin Mandrell, Secretary
WalkerHughes

Don Conner, Treasurer
Retired-Banking Executive

Jon Moll, Ex-Officio
Defur Voran, LLP

Dave Bahlmann
Retired – Ball State University Foundation

Ken Briner
Retired – Muncie Power Products

Laura Crampton
IU Health

Jim Estep
Estep, Burkey, Simmons, LLC

Jeff Parsons
First Merchants Bank

Rick Rowray
Youth Opportunity Center

Sylvia Searight
Retired – Youth and Family Advocate

Daniel Stewart
Lucky Rabit Tattoos

Jon Vanator
IU Health

Kathy Walker
Retired – Youth and Family Advocate

DIRECTORS EMERITI

Van P. Smith

Mary Jane Sursa*

Hamer & Phyllis Shafer*

*Honorary Members (deceased)

WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE

BY CHECK

Mail your check to YOC Foundation at 3700 W. Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, IN 47304.

ONLINE

The online donation process is easy & secure right here on the YOC website. A minimum of $5 is required to make a one-time donation and you can even set up automatic recurring contributions.

STOCK TRANSFER

If you would like to make a contribution of stocks or bonds, please contact Polly Craig, Executive Director so we can help you complete this transaction.

BEQUESTS

YOC Foundation staff members are available to speak with you about gift options and bequests.

EVENTS

YOC Foundation holds fundraising events each year that allow the public to connect with the organization in a fun and interactive manner. If you would like to participate or become a sponsor of one of these events, please contact Jennifer Parks-Strack, Development Officer at jparksstrack@yocinc.org or 765.289.5437 ext. 3332

SHOPPING FOR KIDS

The YOC’s “Wish List” provides YOU an opportunity to support our mission while shopping online. Please see our list of games, household items, and supplies needed to support our programs.   

Visit Our Wishlist

If you have additional questions about contributing to the YOC or would like more information on other ways to support our work, please contact Polly Craig, YOC Foundation Executive Director, at pcraig@yocinc.org or 765-289-5437, ext. 3331. Thank you for making an impact in the lives of children!