By: Sandra K. Ziebold
Congratulations to our Indianapolis Brackets For Good nonprofit match-up competitor, Brookside Community Development Corporation (Brookside CDC), on winning Round 2 of the #BFG18 tournament. Thank you for being such a great opponent in the tournament. We immensely thank every donor for helping. We displayed a valiant effort but admit Brookside CDC overtook us in the game.
Our team here at Beacon of Hope Crisis Center absolutely wanted to win but we are now thrilled to encourage support for Brookside CDC as they advance to a win in Round 3. What I liked best about this match-up is that the Brookside community received a double win in Round 2! The double win is that both of our organizations serve the Brookside neighborhood and both of our organizations benefited from numerous donations!
Every organization competing in Brackets For Good wants to advance and keep raising much needed funds. At the same time as we are disappointed that we lost Round 2 we truly couldn't be more thrilled about Brookside Community Development Corporation advancing in the tournament. Brookside CDC is all about play-based childhood trauma reversal initiatives, societal reentry, and focusing on ending generational poverty to create opportunities of renewal and transformation for the residents of Brookside. Please rally behind them Indianapolis, let's help them win Round 3!
46201 is where a large number of the clients we serve at Beacon of Hope Crisis Center reside. Center Township is one of the reasons why we relocated and expanded our agency, ensuring we were accessible by way of a bus-line. We serve all of Central Indiana and our data shows Marion county and Center Township at the top in our service numbers. Beacon of Hope Crisis Center is focused on helping to reduce our overall homicide rates by serving victims of domestic violence and intervening before situations escalate.
I encourage everyone reading this to follow us and learn more about the positive difference Beacon of Hope Crisis Center is making in Central Indiana for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Please continue to consider us in your portfolio of charities when making individual and mission gifts.
Good luck to Brookside CDC in Round 3! Track Their Progress Here
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By Sandra Ziebold
I very much appreciate our incredible board of directors. I give presentations often and many times I have mentioned the importance of keeping a gratitude journal. I have lots of entries in my gratitude journal about our board of directors. An organization will fail if it does not have the heartfelt dedication, passion and support of its board helping to propel the mission. I feel so inept to convey my gratitude for each every one of our board members. Without their support and guidance our agency could not have achieved what we did this 2017. They are invaluable to our sustainability. I am sincerely grateful for all of them.
Photography by Montana Watson
The first annual Give Abuse The Boot gala raised $33K dollars for Beacon of Hope Crisis Center held October 5th during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The Thursday evening event included a dinner and auction at Barn at Bay Horse Inn for 250 participants. The top raffle item, raising $2,100, was an amazing golf package consisting of a Solar Sources Golf Hat and Golf Polo, Golf Balls, Golf Towel, Ping 400 Custom Driver donated by Bunker Run Golf Course, and a $400 Value Course Play at Hillcrest Country Club Golf Course with Golf Carts included.
Beacon of Hope’s Board Chair, Jackie Bowman Ponder, entertained the crowd and auctioned off a one-week Pensacola Florida Condo getaway donated by Mike McKinnon, David Yurman earrings donated by Reis Nichols-Greenwood and a Pacers package with winners choice of game night!
The Give Abuse The Boot Gala hosted more than 250 guests and featured emcee Lauren Casey of WRTV6. Guests were entertained by “Tastes Like Chicken” Dance Band’s “Chicken Bone” performing acoustic pop rock in the saloon. The highlight of the evening was, Amy McInerny, a survivor who spoke about her featured art sculpture which she created as a part of her healing journey receiving services as a client at Beacon of Hope Crisis Center.
“We are truly blessed. The generosity of our guests is so appreciated. The support of all of our sponsors and the dedication of all our board members and volunteers is what made this first initial event such a success,” said Sandra Ziebold – CEO, Beacon of Hope Crisis Center. “We feel fortunate to be able to have these funds to better serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. The funds will assist us with our focused advocacy services and growth in our Teen Talk Program for our Central Indiana youth; including increased collaborative work with college campus partners.”
The Events Committee for Give Abuse The Boot wants to again give recognition to our sponsors which included, K-LOVE Radio, IndyVet Emergency and Specialty Hospital, Greg Hubler Chevrolet, Myers for Mayor, Indiana Originals, Bowman Family Holdings, Eagle Creek Animal Clinic, Republic National Distributing Company, Vino Villa, The Food Guys Catering Co., Spotlight Strategies, Qtego Auction Services and many generous corporate and individual table sponsors.
By Sandra K. Ziebold
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This blog is about our domestic and sexual violence crisis center, Beacon of Hope. We hope you find it full of helpful information, motivation, creativity, serious facts and positivity. We hope that it will help you know what is happening in our center, in our community and with our events. We hope you follow our blog in support of our organization and our mission.