It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been two years since I lost my beloved husband, Ed Shipman—and the kids at Happy Hill Farm lost their biggest supporter. As I look around this campus and farm, I thank God for what He’s allowed us to build over the past 43 years. I also thank Him for bringing us people like you—people who share Ed’s dream and make life-changing opportunities possible.
As I get older, I can’t help but think about my own legacy … how can I leave the world a better place than I found it? You may share similar sentiments. That’s why, last year, we created The Ed Shipman Legacy Society. This planned giving program allows you to support the children you love for generations to come.
Dr. Helmer is one of our longtime Board Members and a member of The Ed Shipman Legacy Society. He says, “I have seen firsthand the dramatic changes in children’s lives at North Central Texas Academy at Happy Hill Farm. And these lives then go on to change the world around them for good! Each child we educate and train has the potential to positively affect thousands of other lives in the future. I have joined The Ed Shipman Legacy Society because I want this special program to continue far beyond my lifetime.”
Ed and I made the decision long ago to not accept any federal or state tax funding. As well, we aren’t a part of the United Way nor associated with a particular denomination. Rather, since the beginning, we have depended almost totally on the support of friends like you—private donors—to ensure that we continue to serve promising kids who lack opportunity.
I know you love kids as much as we do. The Ed Shipman Legacy Society is a way to demonstrate that loving care for generations to come when you leave an estate gift to the kids of Happy Hill Farm. This gesture safeguards the future and provides more kids with the education and life-skills training they need to become tomorrow’s leaders. Will you make your final gift one that betters the lives of thousands of kids? I hope you will prayerfully consider becoming a member of The Ed Shipman Legacy Society today.