Barbara Maves holds a Masters of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences from Ball State. She served as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of East Central Indiana for twenty five years.
Today, Barbara devotes the majority of her time to volunteering with Rotary International. Barbara has served as the past president of the Rotary Club of Munice Sunrise, Indiana. During her tenure she was inducted into the Arch C. Klumph Society. This prestigous society recognizes individuals who donate $250,000.00 or more to the Rotary Foundation. Maves says she gives to the Foundation to support education for impoverished women and children, for which she holds a passion.
Educating women and giving them the tools toward self-support is a crucial way to end world poverty, she says. "Matching Grants" are a great example of how the Foundation can help get projects accomplished that help with this goal.
Maves is a founding board member for TEAMwork for Quality Living, which connects volunteers with social service agencies to prevent racism and poverty. She also served as Projct Chairman for the Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development.
Her service to District 6560, a Future Vision pilot district, includes membership on its global grants committee. She also served 6560 as Fellowship Chair 2002-2013, and District Chair 1999 - 2005. She is an honorary member of Rotary Club LaBella in Florida, and Big Sky Montana. She currently serves as Grants Manager and Maternal and Child Health Advisor of her district.