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Nationwide Private Client and Shepherd Insurance Select The O’Connor House for Partners in Giving Donation

Jan 17, 2019

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Nationwide Private Client recently donated $7,500 to The O’Connor House as part of its Partners in Giving program from Nationwide Private Client in honor of Shepherd Insurance. This donation will help The O’Connor House provide important programming that assists young mothers in overcoming barriers to poverty. 

Private Client is Nationwide's personal lines carrier focused on the affluent market. Its appointed independent agents are offered an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others with charitable donations in their local communities through the Partners in Giving program.

“Partners in Giving provides our agency partners with opportunities for us to make charitable donations on their behalf — helping them give back to the communities where they live and work,” stated Paul VanDenBosch, president, Nationwide Private Client. “This form of giving is foundational to our culture and integral to our success. It is a constant reminder that, in our efforts to serve our clients, we are also generating meaningful support for local communities.”

“Shepherd Insurance focuses our community giving on organizations that support families, so we were pleased to select The O’Connor House for this donation and contribute to their efforts to aid homeless women and their children,” said Pete Harrington, COO, Shepherd Insurance. “We are honored to participate in the Partners in Giving program.”

"We are humbled and grateful for this generous gift,” said Nancy Imhoff, development director of The O’Connor House. “This donation assists and supports The O'Connor House in our mission to transform lives and impact generations by empowering and equipping homeless, pregnant young women and helping them envision a brighter future.”

To date, Nationwide Private Client has contributed more than $1.2M to organizations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, Tennessee and Washington through the Partners in Giving program

About The O’Connor House

The O'Connor House is a 501(c)3 charitable organization located in Hamilton County, Indiana and is committed to equipping, empowering, and improving the lives of homeless, single, pregnant young women and their children. The women receive shelter, transportation, critical resources, life skills classes, and mentoring, which assists them in developing self-respect, healthy life styles, and independence.

About Shepherd Insurance

Shepherd Insurance is a privately-owned insurance agency that has delivered risk management solutions since 1977. With more than 20 offices and 300 employees throughout Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, Shepherd writes business in 49 states, receiving consistent industry recognition.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit

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