Operation Shepherding

Community Outreach

We're just as passionate about community service as we are about professional service. Quinn Shepherd started Operation Shepherding in 2011 as a year-round initiative to support the local communities where our employees and clients live and work. We encourage our team to look for opportunities to pay it forward and to be actively involved in the community. All employees are given a day off of work each year to volunteer with the organization of their choice.

Above, from left, David Shepherd, CEO at Shepherd Insurance; Susan Ferguson, Executive Director at Prevail; Michelle Corrao, Assistant Director at Prevail; Emily McDermott, Market Underwriter at Westfield Insurance; Michelle Moen, Manager, Human Resources at Prevail; Jeff Kweder, President, Shepherd Insurance; Lisa Heldman, Benefits Advocate at Shepherd Insurance; and Quinn Shepherd, Managing Partner at Shepherd Insurance.

Our annual Christmas tradition is to host a toy drive and fundraiser for Prevail, which is a non-profit organization that helps victims of crime and abuse. During our company Christmas party at Indiana Grand on December 18, 2015, we presented a check for $15,000 to Prevail. Shepherd Insurance had nominated Prevail for a grant by our friends and partners at Westfield Insurance. Read the full story, "Shepherd Insurance aids Prevail" in the Current in Carmel (12/29/2015). 

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION - One of the organizations close to our hearts is the Alzheimer's Association. On October 10, 2015 a group of approximately 80 Shepherd Unforgettable’s gathered to support The Walk to End Alzheimer’s. As of today, our team has raised over $12,500.  Not only did our team make an appearance in numbers, we also were in the top 15 teams in the amount of money raised which helped us achieve the  ‘Rookie Team of the Year’ award. The Unforgettable’s were featured on local area billboards thanking us for our hard work, fundraising tactics, and team spirit. The money raised will go toward research that will one day end Alzheimer’s for future generations.  Click here to read a story about the fight against Alzheimer’s that touches are own Ashley Chamberlain (above center) in the Current in Carmel, and also watch the video which features Ashley's parents.

WISDOM & GRACE - Quinn Shepherd (above, 2nd from right) is one of four founders of Wisdom and Grace, a not-for-profit organization to help raise funds to support and expand a school in Guatemala. They currently educate and assist over 380 children and their families, working to end the poverty cycle. Their goal is to build a new school for 1,000 children. In October we held a fundraising gala called "Imagine 1000" where we shared the vision with some of Indianapolis' finest at Prime 47 at Clay Terrace in Carmel. A special thank you to all of our sponsors who helped make the event a success! 


Organizations we support:

ALS Association of Indiana

Alzheimer's Association

American Heart Association

Camouflage for Kids

Carmel High School Ambassadors

Carmel Dads' Club

Circle City Relief

Easter Seals Crossroads

Food Rescue Inc.

Girls Inc.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Grace Church

Greenfield Fire Department 

Hancock County Community Foundation

Hancock Hope House

Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation

Humane Society for Hamilton County

Indiana Children's Wish Fund

Jackson County United Way

Kentucky Harvest

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Northview Church

OLG Hearts for Haiti

Peyton Manning Children's Hospital

Prevail, Inc.

Riley Children's Foundation

Ronald McDonald House of Indiana

Shepherd Community Center

Susan G. Komen Central Indiana

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services

Wisdom & Grace Ministries

YMCA of Southwestern Indiana