FORUM Conference Center

Saturday, December 7, 2024

 6:00 PM

Cocktail Hour

Plated Dinner

Silent & Live Auctions

Music & Dancing

This Year’s Honorary Chair

Ed Gebhart

Ed Gebhart is the Chief of the Fishers Police Department, the 4th largest police agency in Indiana. He was appointed in 2018 by Mayor Scott Fadness and has been in law enforcement since 1994.

Chief Gebhart is originally from the Los Angeles area but moved to Colorado as a teen. In 1994, he attended the Southwestern Colorado Police Academy and started his policing career as a deputy sheriff in La Plata County, Colorado. In La Plata County, he served as a jail deputy and a patrol deputy and was later assigned to the Special Investigations Unit (narcotics). In 1998, he married Aimee, and in 1999, they moved to Indiana to raise their family.

Chief Gebhart started with the Fishers Police Department in 2000. In addition to working as a patrol officer, field training officer, SWAT member, and background/public information officer, he also served as a Sergeant. He was subsequently promoted to patrol Captain, then to Assistant Chief, and was appointed Chief of Police in 2018. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and graduated from the FBI National Academy Session 251.

During Chief Gebhart’s tenure, he has maintained national accreditation to keep policies and procedures current with modern policing. He works to build community trust by regularly meeting with the community to build relationships. In 2000, he worked with multiple agencies to broaden legislation to fund a large task force to pursue criminals who possess illegal weapons. In addition, the Fishers Police Department is the only police agency outside the State Police with DNA capabilities. Chief Gebhart values innovation, collaboration, and his officers and staff’s health and wellness.

Chief Ed Gebhart

Rotary Club of Fishers Annual Charity Ball

Mingle with old friends and get to know new ones at the opening cocktail reception.

Peruse and bid on beautiful packages in a silent auction during the reception.

Enjoy a three-course, sit-down dinner followed by delectable desserts and drinks.

Join the fun competition of an incredible live auction featuring unique and fun items.

Our Entertainment for the Evening

The Doo!

Indianapolis based The Doo! Band (formerly Zanna-Doo!) aka “The Doo!” is a high energy dance band providing soulful vocals and rock solid beats that keep fans moving all night long.

The Doo! mingles tunes from Disco, Motown, Retro, 80’s, 90’s, classic rock, and current top 40 hits. Members of The Doo! also form some of Indy’s hottest duos, trios, and 4 pieces.

The Doo! Band

About Water is Life

Why Water?

Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities in every community. When people have access to clean water, waterborne diseases decrease, children attend school more regularly, and families have the tools they need to live healthier, more productive lives.

Why Sierra Leone?

Water is a concern across Sierra Leone. According to UNICEF, less than 1% of the country’s 8 million residents have piped water inside their homes. Most families get their water each day from communal taps, neighborhood wells or local springs and streams – and this water isn’t always safe.

As a result, over 1,000 children under age 5 die each year from waterborne disease. These deaths are preventable with access to clean drinking water.

Attend the Charity Ball

We can’t do this alone! Your support helps us bring clean water to those who need it most.

Special Thanks To Our Major Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor & Partner

Gold Sponsors

The Gurchiek Family

Jeff & Nancy Gatewood

Chuck & Valory Myers

Silver Sponsors

Inkind Donors

The Branum Family

Dr. Rick & Diane Eaton

Bob & Susan Guindon

Steve & Susan Leonard