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Local Insurance Agency Donates $10,000 to Prevail

CARMEL, IN (September 4, 2019) – Shepherd Insurance, Indiana’s largest independent insurance provider, is excited to announce a donation, in partnership with Westfield Insurance, to support the advocacy of Prevail, Inc.  

On September 3, 2019, representatives from Shepherd presented a grant in the amount of $10,000 to the Noblesville-based nonprofit organization that advocates for local victims of crime and abuse. Thanks to the generous support from Westfield Insurance, Prevail will be able to reach more victims in our community as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program.

Every year, Westfield Insurance partners with local independent agencies, such as Shepherd Insurance, to help friends and neighbors during their times of need. Westfield invests with local independent partners to help strengthen the communities in which they operate as part of the Westfield Insurance Foundation.

“We are proud to support the mission of Prevail to empower victims of crime and abuse on their path to healing” said Quinn Shepherd, Managing General Partner of Shepherd Insurance. “Thanks to the generous gift from Westfield Insurance, we can continue our Operation Shepherding initiative to support the local communities where our employees and clients live and work.”

To learn more about Shepherd Insurance, visit www.shepherdins.com. Customers can connect with Shepherd on social media on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.  To learn more about Prevail, please visit www.prevailinc.org. To learn more about Westfield Insurance, please visit www.westfieldinsurance.com.

Prevail’s 2019 Celebration of HOPE an OUTSTANDING SUCCESS!

Noblesville, IN— Prevail, Inc. is pleased to announce that our 2019 Celebration of Hope, Presented by Hare Chevrolet was another successful opportunity to engage the community in providing hope and healing for our friends and neighbors who need it!  Thanks to our all of our supporters, this year’s event raised over $200,000 to support victims and prevent future violence in our community.

In addition to our Presenting Sponsor, Hare Chevrolet; the event was sponsored by our Partner Sponsors, Biddle Memorial Foundation, WealthCare Financial Group, and Scooch; and our Companion Sponsors, Protective Insurance and Gregor Private Wealth Group. The evening began with a cocktail hour reception supported by Sun King Brewery and Mr. G’s Liquors. Dinner followed, where attendees had an opportunity to purchase a Golden Ticket that provided them with a chance at the Dream Vacation of their choice! During dinner, attendees enjoyed a program with a presentation from a courageous speaker, who credits Prevail with restoring hope to those who most need it.  The program was emceed by John Freed of Waterline Church and included a live auction with auctioneer Mark Volk.  Dessert was an assortment of delicious cupcakes provided by Heavenly Sweets and to top the night off, all enjoyed dancing with The Bishops, sponsored by Gregor Private Wealth Group !  The Renaissance Hotel North is a lovely setting for this event, which would not happen without an extraordinary Event Planning Committee who works all year to make it possible! 

Prevail would like to thank all of those sponsors who make this event possible, in addition to our media sponsors, The Current, The Hamilton County Reporter and Davant.  

Join us next year for Prevail’s 2020 Celebration on Saturday, August 22nd at the Renaissance Hotel in Carmel. Sponsorship Opportunities are available now! Contact Natasha Robinson at (317) 773-6942 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Since 1986, Prevail has assisted over 45,000 victims of crime and abuse in putting the pieces of their lives back together. In 2018, Prevail provided programs and services to almost 4,000 survivors. This is a 15% increase over the number of people served in 2017 and the largest number of individuals served in one year in the history of the agency.

Prevail’s 2019 Celebration of Hope (Gala) is right around the corner!

We are pleased to announce that Hare Chevrolet will once again present Prevail’s 2019 Celebration of HOPE on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Renaissance Hotel in Carmel from 6:00-11:00 p.m.

Every year our community looks forward to this SELL OUT event! Join us for a formal evening of celebration with a plated dinner, live dance band, and an opportunity to network with over 400 guests.  The event will feature a live and silent auction, as well as several additional opportunities to support Prevail’s life saving services. Thanks to you and our supporters, last year’s event raised over $200,000!  With those funds Prevail was able to continue to assist the growing number of victims in our community, at no cost.

The reason for this event’s success has been because of the support from the community. We are asking you to help us meet our 2019 goal by sponsoring, purchasing tickets, or donating to the event.

Since 1986, Prevail has assisted over 45,000 victims of violent crimes in putting the pieces of their lives back together.

In 2018, Prevail provided programs and services to 3,966 survivors. This the highest number of individuals served in one year in the history of the agency.

Your partnership is important, and with your support, we can continue to save lives in our community!  Thank you, in advance, for making our community a better place to live and work. Please do not hesitate to contact Natasha Robinson (317-773-6942 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) with any questions.

For Tickets or Sponsorship Contact Natasha Robinson at (317) 773-6942 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for availability.

Prevail’s 8th Annual Spring Fashion Show an Outstanding Success!

On Thursday,  May 9, Prevail hosted its 8th Annual Spring Fashion Show at The Ritz Charles in Carmel. The event was an outstanding success, raising over $55,000 to support victims of violent crime in our community! Prevali wishes to thank the event committee that made this event possible, and especially the event committee chair person, Christi Crosser.

In addition, we want to thank the Presenting sponsor Gaylor Electric and Premier Sponsor Smith’s Jewelers and our t-shirt designer – Lauren Sandys (Noblesville High School art student). Thank you to the fashion providers, Bash Boutique, The Linden Tree, Love Your Body, and to Prevail’s courageous speaker who shared her story of hope and healing received through Prevail services!

We’d like to thank our sponsors for making stories like these possible!

  • A2Z Promotions
  • Ginny Antrim
  • Avalon Wealth Advisory
  • Avnet
  • Bailey & Wood
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • The Book Club
  • Kim Claussen
  • Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim
  • Circle Design Group
  • Craig & Christi Crosser
  • Cloud 9 Salon & Spa
  • Community Health Network
  • The Current
  • Dunlap Gill Wealth Management
  • Elbrecht Concrete
  • Estridge Family
  • Lynn Fields
  • Gordon Marketing
  • Hamilton County Community Foundaton
  • Heavenly Sweets
  • Helmer Scientific
  • Indiana Restoration & Cleaning Services
  • Lake City Bank
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Salon
  • The Linden Tree
  • Paul Lips
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Yvette Mingee
  • Kate Pasquesi
  • Frank & Charlotte Pichler
  • Rangeline Chiropractic
  • Riverview Health
  • Shonk Family Dentistry
  • Shook Realty Group
  • SMC Corporation
  • T & T Sales and Promotions
  • Tenth Street Photography
  • Susan Wagner
  • Mary Beth Woehrle
  • Westfield High School Band

Mark your calendars for Prevail’s Premier event the 2019 Celebration of HOPE on August 17, 2019 at the Renaissance Hotel in Carmel! For more information on Prevail’s events or how you can become involved contact Natasha Robinson at 317-773-6942 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Clothesline Project

We’d like to thank those business and community partners that volunteered to host the Clothesline Art Instillation during the month of April! Thank you for giving victims in your community a voice and for showing we do not tolerate acts of violence towards anyone.

Click here to view our Clothesline Art Pictures

Thank you to:

10 West
Agape Therapeutic Riding Center
AH Collections Indianapolis and Carmel
Aspire Noblesville and Carmel
Bailey & Wood
Cambria Suites Westfield
Cherish Center
Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim
A Corner Cottage
Good Samaritan Network
Hamilton County Judicial Center
Hare Chevrolet
Hawthorne’s Country Club
Hope’s Road Counseling Services
Indianapolis Colts
Ivy Tech Noblesville
Noblesville City Hall
Noblesville Parks
Noblesville Police Department
Old Picket Fence
Peace Water Winery
Protective Insurance Group
Rangeline Chiropractic
Riverview Noblesville and Westfield
Roots of Life
St. Vincent Carmel
Tom Wood Volkswagen
Trends Salon
Trinity Free Clinic
Clay Township Trustee
Delware Township Trustee
Noblesville Trustee
Westfield Washington Trustee
Waterline Church

Prevail Recognizes 2019 Community Partners and Volunteer of the Year

Click here to view more photos from our Community Appreciation Breakfast

Prevail hosted its annual Community Appreciation Breakfast at the Cambria Suites in Westfield. This event is held each April to honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Crime Victim’s Rights Week, and National Volunteer Appreciation Week.  At the event, Prevail’s Executive Director, Susan Ferguson, shared remarks to thank all of the agency’s many volunteers.  The theme of her remarks, based on The Book of Joy, was that compassion and generosity are the keys to experiencing joy.  The breakfast was incredibly joy-filled because all in attendance have shown unending compassion and generosity to those victims of crime and abuse who are seeking their joy at Prevail.  Prevail’s volunteer support is truly bringing joy to others, and we hope it instills the experience of joy in each of their lives, as well. 

During this event Prevail recognizes many people and entities that are critical to serving victims of crime and abuse.  Primarily, this event serves as an opportunity to thank the many volunteers who devote their time and talent to Prevail all year long.  In addition, several elected officials and those running for elected office were present and recognized.  All of Prevail’s 2018 Heroes of the Month were acknowledged.  One of Prevail’s highest honors, the Outstanding Community Partner Award, is bestowed upon those who have been involved with Prevail for a number of years and consistently go above and beyond for victims in the community. This year, Prevail honored Noblesville Mayor John Distlear, Good Samaritan Network, and retired Noblesville Police Officer, Charlie Jones.  Each of these award recipients have earned this distinction through their tireless dedication to Prevail’s mission. 

At this event, Prevail also honored and announced the 2019 Volunteer of the Year, Sandy Dupree. Sandy has gone above and beyond in all of her duties, not only within the Prevail office but out in the community, talking about Prevail’s mission and spreading awareness to anyone she meets. We are honored to have Sandy sharing one of the most valuable gifts with Prevail, the gift of her time.

Prevail's 19th Annual City vs County Bowling Event Results!

On Saturday, February 23rd Prevail hosted it's 19th Annual City vs County Bowl-A-Thon Challenge at Bowl Three-Two-Fun!! (https://bowl32.com/)

This year's event was presented by Allegion Security!

The event raised almost $26,000 to continue to help provide services free of charge to victims in our community.

The bowling event is a fun spirited competition between the City of Noblesville employees and Hamilton County employees in order to raise funds for Prevail. Pictures can be found on Prevail's Facebook Page Here!

City departments represented:                                                                                 County Departments Represented:

Parks Department                                                                                                   Sheriff's Office (Patrol & Jail Divisions)

Utilities                                                                                                                  Clerk's Office

Noblesville Police Department                                                                                   Treasurer's Office

Fire Auxiliary                                                                                                           Prosecutor's Office

Mayor's Office/Economic Development                                                                       Highway Department

Street Department                                                                                                 Assessor's Office

Planning Department                                                                                              Community Corrections

                                                                                                                           Pretrial Services

                                                                                                                           Superior Court 1

                                                                                                                           Magistrate Court


                                                                                                                           Auditor's Office


This year the City knocked down 11,030 pins to the County's 9,908 pins, making them the overall winner of the challenge! The top scoring team for the City was Noblesville Police Departments, "Strike's Happen" with 3,231 pins (team captain: Lonnie Guith) and the top scoring team for the County was the Treasurer's Office, "Spare Change" (team captain: Kim Good) with 2,423 pins. The City will once again keep the traveling trophy until 2020!!

This year's Top Individual Fundraisers were:

1.) Brandon Bennett (City of Noblesville-Parks Department) raising $5,000

2.) Kim Good (Hamilton County Treasurer's Office) raising $945

3.) Garth Powell (City of Noblesville Utilities Department) raising $900


The Charlie Jones Hustle Award went to Kathy Ransford (Hamilton County Probation) with 75 total transactions for the event. This award is in honor of and presented by Charlie Jones, who has talked to an outstanding amount of community members in order to raise money for the event. This will be the last year Charlie Jones will present the award himself as he relaxes in his retirement and celebrates his 81st Birthday!! We are thankful to Charlie and all he has done for the event and the lives he has touched through his service with Noblesville Police Department.

Special Thank You to all of our sponsors for this event!




Team Lane Sponsors:

Kenney Machinery

Links Aerification

Tarzwell Construction

Boje, Benner, Becker, Markovich, & Hixson, LLP

Blades Audio Visual

Turf Innovications

Williams Creek Management

CHA Companies

American StructurePoint

Smith's Jewelers

POst 6246 Noblesville VFW

Sagamore Ready Mix

Bose, McKinney & Evans

Horizon Bank

Midwest Golf & Turf



February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month!

Please join with us in recognizing National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month!


Telling someone about our experiences can be difficult. Knowing how to respond to someone when they share their truth is even more challenging. That is why we are using each day in February, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month,  to highlight responses you can use when a teen tells you about violence they have experienced. No response is neutral; every interaction is either healing or harming. We encourage you to consider the power your words contain as we build a community that supports survivors and sends a clear message that violence is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (https://prevailinc.com/index.php/about-us/contact/social-media).

You can also find a brand new 2019 TDVAM toolkit by following the link below. Included are statistics, activity ideas and conversation starters, resources, and ideas for how you can get involved. During February, as with any other time of year, Prevail encourages you to consider how you can start discussions about healthy relationships, boundaries, and consent with the teens you interact with. Feel free to pass this on with any of your contacts or colleagues that would benefit from this information. 

Let’s all work together to create a future free of violence.

Find the toolkit here:


Allegion to Present the 19th Annual City vs County Bowl-A-Thon

December 2018



Prevail is pleased to announce that Allegion will be the first Presenting Sponsor of the 19th Annual City vs County Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, February 23 2019 at Bowl 32 in Noblesville.


The Bowl-A-Thon is one of our largest fundraising efforts and a fun competition between the employees of Hamilton County. Each year the bowlers compete for prizes, top scores, bragging rights and trophies! It is because of their hard work and dedication to this event that it has continued to be a success! Our communities support of the bowlers has helped us to raise well over $400,000 in 18 years.

This year's event will feature an 80's theme! We are excited to once again award prizes to our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Overall Fundraisers, The Top Scoring City and County Team, Best Team Use of the 80's Theme, and of course...The Charlie Jones Hustle Award. 

For more information about this event please contact Natasha Robinson at (317) 773-6942 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Student Impact - Building Relationships that Bring Hope and Healing to Students

Student Impact of Westfield, Prevail’s 100 Men Campaign, Westfield Young Life, and Westfield Washington Schools is excited to announce “Chalk the Walk to School: Inspire. Motivate, Encourage”.

Chalk the Walk to School“Chalk the Walk to School” will provide a way for students to enter school on the first day with positive messages and reassurance that the community cares for them. “Chalk the Walk” will also highlight the artistic and creative talents of those young and old and bring the community together. Art allows children, as well as adults, to process their world and helps develop problem solving abilities.

The theme is, “Inspire. Motivate. Encourage.”, which coincides with important developmental assets that Student Impact, Prevail, and WWS strive to reinforce.

Chalk the Walk will take place on August 6th from 3pm – 7pm in multiple locations.

• Union Street (500 block) and Hoover Street (by library and WHS/WMS)

Chalk can be picked up for use at Student Impact, 536 North Union Street

• WIS, WMS, WHS school entrances. Chalk provided at each school entrance.

• All Elementary School in Westfield Washington Schools will have specific days to chalk the sidewalks outside of the schools. See PTO pages for specific dates and times.

This FREE event is open to the public. No registration is required. Choose your location (Union and Hoover or any of the WWS schools), grab your chalk, and encourage everyone around you!

Don’t forget to post, tag Student Impact, Prevail, Young Life, and WWS, and hashtag #ChalkTheWalk2018 #InspireOthers #InspireMotivateEncourage on all your Social Media posts. 

Contact Danyele Easterhaus, Executive Director of Student Impact of Westfield @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

Prevail Receives Grant from Shepherd Insurance and Westfield Insurance Foundation

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Prevail Receives Grant from Shepherd Insurance and Westfield Insurance Foundation

Westfield Legacy of Caring Program Lends a Hand to Communities Across America


June 2018 – Prevail, Inc. received a grant from Shepherd Insurance and Westfield Insurance Foundation to help reach more victims in our community as part  of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies. Helping friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety, and programs that invest in attracting and developing talent to insurance as a career.  

“At Prevail, it is our responsibility to be a good neighbor and do our part to help strengthen the communities we call home,” said Susan Ferguson, Executive Director. “We are proud of our collaboration with Westfield and the collective impact to critically important initiatives that are essential to so many people in our own backyard.”

“Through the support from the Westfield Insurance Foundation and Shepherd Insurance we can increase our efforts toward providing life saving services in our community.” said Ferguson.

This year, the Westfield Insurance Foundation donated more than $500,000 to neighborhoods across the country. Shepherd Insurance is one of 88 agencies in 17 states donating to 95 nonprofits, including Prevail for the Westfield Legacy of Caring grant program. Awarding grants through the program is an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities in times of uncertainty. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing nearly $1.8 million in the last four years.

“Our agency partners are one of our greatest assets and we appreciate their dedication to their own communities,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman.  “Our agents care and work hard to protect our customers, and the Legacy of Caring grant program helps build brighter futures in their own communities.” 

About Prevail, Inc.

Prevail, Inc. is committed to offering crisis intervention and restorative support services for adult, adolescent and child survivors of crime and abuse, free of charge, in a confidential, supportive, non-judgmental environment that is meant to empower, educate, and strengthen those we serve.  Visit www.PrevailInc.org to learn more. You can reach Prevail at (317) 773-6942.

About Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster relief and family stability. The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.

About Westfield
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community. Visit westfieldinsurance.com for more information.

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