Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 6:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 6:00pm
December 7, 2019
Our Charity Ball event will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019.
Forum Corporate & Convention Center
Our Charity Ball will begin at 6:00 p.m.
It’s time to reserve your seats for the party of the season!
Tickets and Sponsorships are now being accepted.
Or, if you cannot make the event…
Donations are now being accepted.
This Year’s Honorary Chair
David B. Becker
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
David Becker is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Internet Bancorp (Nasdaq: INBK), a bank holding company with assets of $4.1 Billion as of September 30, 2019. Mr. Becker founded and serves as President and CEO of the Bancorp’s subsidiary, First Internet Bank, which opened for business in 1999 as an industry pioneer in the branchless delivery of banking services.
Mr. Becker has a history of more than 35 years creating successful entrepreneurial companies in financial services and technology. He has created five Inc. 500 companies and sold three of them to public companies. He currently has an educational software firm, DyKnow, and a retail software firm, RICS.
Mr. Becker is actively involved in advancing the interests of his community. He serves on the boards of the Indiana Technology & Innovation Association (ITIA), an advocate for the technology industry; the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), an alliance of CEOs and university presidents working to promote economic growth; TechPoint, a change agent for Indiana’s technology industry; and the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), a public charity established to improve philanthropic services supporting the central Indiana region.
A firm believer in the value of higher education, Mr. Becker has supported a number of Indiana universities and educational organizations. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at DePauw University. He is Councilor Emeritus for the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Informatics at Indiana University (IUPUI) and previously served on the Board of Trustees at Vincennes University.
Mr. Becker is a 2001 recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and a 2002 recipient of the INITA (later TechPoint) Trailblazer in Technology award. In 2004, he was named Sagamore of the Wabash by Indiana Governor Joe Kernan. In 2008, he was inducted into the Junior Achievement-sponsored Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame. In February 2015, he was granted the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Mentoring by College Mentors for Kids.
Mr. Becker is a 1975 graduate of DePauw University.
Rotary Club of Fishers Charity Ball Mission
Bringing water to 130,000+ people in villages in western Africa.
About Water Is Life
This year the Fishers Rotary WaterIsLife Project celebrates our 10th anniversary – it’s been a decade of changing lives for the better. We have completed the construction of 130 wells over this time frame, and are very proud to report that ALL 130 wells are still in service in 130 communities across Sierra Leone. The size of these communities total to over 130,000 people; and with the addition of the surrounding areas who visit the wells, our friends in Sierra Leone estimate we are likely serving in excess of 250,000 people with fresh sanitary water.
Fishers Rotary and the Rotarians of Freetown have had the honor of applying for and receiving 5 competitive grants from The Rotary Foundation, and we are currently planning and funding what we plan to be our largest Grant yet. Rotary Foundation Grants provide matching dollars to go along with the local fundraising we do each year at our annual event – The WaterIsLife Charity Ball. To date, over the last decade, we have raised – including matching funds from the foundation – over $1,000,000 to provide clean drinking water to rural villages in Sierra Leone.
Thanks to your generosity and support over the years we are serving clean lifesaving water to 2% of Sierra Leone’s total population – this means together we have literally saved 100’s perhaps 1,000’s of lives each year.
A safe supply of clean water is a critical requirement for effective Health Care, particularly for Ebola care and patient hydration needed due to waterborne illnesses.
2.6 million people in Sierra Leone don’t have access to safe water.
Over 5 million people don’t have access to adequate sanitation in Sierra Leone, over four-fifths of the population.
Over 4,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in Sierra Leone.