Crystal Ball Overview

The Crystal Ball is an annual fundraising event to support programming at Family Service Society, Inc. The event is held each February at the Meshingomesia Country Club and includes a catered dinner, a silent auction, and dancing to a live band. In 2021 this event went virtual due to the pandemic. The Crystal Ball, our largest annual fundraiser, is a great opportunity for a fun night out while also supporting programs that enable us to serve nearly 13,000 individuals each year.

About the Awards

The crystal awards are presented annually at the Crystal Ball to recognize individuals, businesses or other groups who have contributed to the betterment of FSSI and the children and families we serve. The rewards were retired in 2020 with the last winners being presented in 2019.

The History Award

The History Award is presented to recognize long-standing commitments to support the mission of Family Service Society, Inc.

The Vision Award

The Vision Award is given to an individual who supports the vision of Family Service Society, Inc. by working to assist in the governance, programming or financial aspects of FSSI.

Past Award Recipients

Year History Award Vision Award
2019 Kathy Murphy Family Recovery Court
2018 Mary Eckerle  Mississinewa Schools
2017  Alan Miller  Hartson Kennedy Cabinet Top Company
2016 Connie Rose Bahr Brothers Manufacturing, Inc.
2015  Dawn Darga, Design Group  Kelly Turner 
2014  The Harker Family  WalMart
2013  Moorehead Family   Sheila Burkhart
2012 Community Foundation of Grant County Susan Reese
2011 Grant County Economic Growth Council Dana Kenworthy
2010 ATLAS Foundry Pamela Drook and Tade Powell
2009 Bowman Construction Linda Dreiman and Deborah Powell
2008 STAR Financial  Bernadine Wallace
2007 John & Joyce Lowden and Flip Miller Band Janet Gartland
2006 G. Richard McClure  Marla Keppler
2005  The Maidenberg Family The City of Marion
2004  First Christian Church  Rebecca Harris
2003  Salin Bank & Trust Jeff Southworth
2002  Paul Usher Nana Recometta
2001  1st Presbyterian Church of Grant County George, Kristine, Mary
2000  Chronicle Tribune Nancy Walts
1999  Marion General Hospital Westminster Presbyterian Church
1998  Jerry Holderead Dr. Charles Coleman and Marion Community Schools
1997 Doug & Sue Brucker- Doris Miller Curfman’s Cyclery
1996 June McKown  Bank One
1995 Jeanette Millspaugh  DANA Corporation
1994  Ann Sector  Dr. Marv Wiseman
1993 Drs. John & Mary Palacios  Becky Daily 
1992 Jim Walts Pat Marcucccilli
1991 Hewitt Carpenter Hi-Way Dispatch

Available Sponsorships

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Iris Brunner:
Phone: 765-662-9971 ext.103
Email: ibrunner@famservices.com