2024 Giving Here Recipient

The Community Foundation is pleased to name North Manchester resident Cheryl Working, as the inaugural recipient of the 2024 Giving Here Philly. The Giving Here Philly is awarded to an individual who brightens days, makes lives easier, and goes above and beyond to volunteer and support others here in Wabash County.

Cheryl, the creator and Board President of Daniel’s Place, “is very deserving of the ‘Giving Here’ Philly,” one nominator commented. “She has worked countless hours promoting, managing, providing care for clients, and fundraising for Daniel’s Place. As a result of her vision and efforts, Cheryl has brought aide, attention, and employment opportunities to the North Manchester community.” Daniel’s place is named for Cheryl’s son Daniel, and it provides trusted and exceptional care for family members needing respite from the mentally, emotionally, and physically challenging responsibilities of providing care. Through Cheryl’s dedication, countless families are provided needed respite where otherwise none could be found.


Outside of her full-time position at Ford Meter Box and leading Daniel’s Place, Cheryl donates her time to support students and families and is passionate about the arts. She has donated countless hours to designing stage sets for Goshen Middle School and Manchester High School theatre performances, as well as seasonal decorations for the Honeywell Center. Her volunteering extends to support her alma mater, Manchester University, and the North Manchester History Museum. She has also served as a board member of Manchester Alive and Vice President of Zion Lutheran Church in North Manchester.

A resident of North Manchester, Cheryl is an incredibly caring person, willing to help those in need, whatever that might take. She has a soft spot for under privileged teens and young adults. She routinely opens her wallet, her home, and her heart to create a safe and abiding place for them to call home. A dedicated citizen, a committed and loving mother, and trusted friend to many, Cheryl also founded the Erin Working Scholarship for International Studies in memory of her beloved daughter Erin.