The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. has announced that Greg Huffman received the 2021 David Sursa Leadership Award to recognize his dedicated service to Muncie Civic Theatre. Huffman was nominated by Muncie Civic Theatre for his leadership on the Board of Directors over the last four decades. Huffman joined the board in the 1980s and has served on the board most years since. He has been a business committee and executive committee member and held leadership roles, including secretary, vice president, and president.
Huffman is committed to the mission of Muncie Civic Theatre. In addition to his board service, he is a season ticket holder, attends productions regularly, reviews, and responds to feedback from surveys, newsletters, and meetings. When Huffman travels, he often attends stage productions and brings back ideas to use in local shows.
"He believes in the theatre's mission. He believes that it's essential that there be places of quality entertainment, available to all kinds of people, that will help them develop and maintain a sense of pride in their hometown."
- Laura Williamson, executive director
Muncie Civic Theatre credits Huffman for keeping the Theatre afloat during financially tight years and leading efforts during their more recent capital campaign to renovate the historic Boyce Block. They shared that Huffman was instrumental in developing the list of potential donors for the campaign, introducing the Theatre to those donors. They explained that he has helped the Theatre make regular steps to a sustainable future.
Each year, the Foundation reviews nominations for high-caliber community leaders that deserve recognition. We are pleased to share the names of the other finalists for the David Sursa Leadership Award. Finalists for 2021 include:
Heather Williams, ecoREHAB
Mia Johnson, YWCA Central Indiana
Claudia Sursa, Greater Muncie, IN Habitat for Humanity