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Ben’s Ranch Foundation Teams with Conner Prairie

Innovative Partnership Targets Exploding Mental Health Crisis Ben’s Ranch Foundation, Inc. (BRF), a 501c3 charitable organization based in Carmel, today announced an exciting new partnership with Conner Prairie. Under the agreement, Conner Prairie will employ interns referred to them by Ben’s Ranch and host BRF’s first annual “Barn Bash” called Healing in the Heartland on October 3, […]

Commentary: The Outdoors is a Powerful Tool

The following commentary about the benefits of the outdoors from Ben’s Ranch Foundation Founder Brose McVey first appeared in The Statehouse File: One of the most powerful tools we can employ in a much-needed war against mental illness is dirt cheap, easy to access and universally accessible. My friends would say I’m biased. They’re right. I […]

Jeff Goodwin and Patty Hagen have joined the Ben's Ranch Board.

Ben’s Ranch Foundation Adds Two Board Members

Ben’s Ranch Foundation has added two new members to its Board of Directors. Jeff Goodwin and Patty Hagen were recently elected to the Indiana nonprofit’s board. Jeff Goodwin of Fishers currently serves as the Vice President of Insurance Programs at the Indiana Manufacturers Association’s for-profit insurance agency subsidiary. Goodwin holds a B.A. from Indiana University […]

Brose McVey is featured in Inside Indiana Business' Perspectives column.

No Vaccine for Mental Illness

  Ben’s Ranch Founder Brose McVey’s column on the impact of the pandemic on mental health is being featured on Inside INdiana Business in the Perspectives column. By Brose McVey, Founder, Ben’s Ranch Foundation The young people our nation is relying on to take the reins of our future economy are at an alarming crossroads. Research […]

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Keep Kids in Mind

Pandemic taking toll on mental health of young   This article originally ran in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.     The young people our nation is relying on to take the reins of our future economy are at an alarming crossroads. Research shows the emotional and mental impact of the pandemic goes far beyond “the blues” for […]

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New Board Members, Staff, Partners!

On February 6th, BRF welcomed new Board members, thanked outgoing Directors, introduced new volunteers and staff and recognized three outstanding partners. Newly elected Board members are: Beverly Samuel, Noblesville, Senior Manager of the Global Supply Chain Project Management Office at Hilrom Inc.; Taylor Bennett, Indianapolis, morning news anchor at WFYI Radio; James Dauby, Tell City, CEO of PSC Corp.; […]

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Amazon Smile Program

Who doesn’t love the speed and ease of shopping with Amazon? What’s even better? Shopping in a way that raises money for your favorite cause! And, it doesn’t cost you an extra nickel! Sound too good to be true? We thought so too… Here’s how it works: When you shop on Amazon through their AmazonSmile […]

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All Hands on Deck

You don’t have to be a private farm or ranch to partner with Ben’s Ranch Foundation and make a huge difference for teens. For example, Noblesville, Indiana’s K-Trails Equestrian Adventures is a great example. Their trail riding program operates at Strawtown Koteewi Park in partnership with Hamilton County Parks and Recreation. K-Trails has teamed up with Ben’s […]