A passion for Fort Worth Country Day is what drives Jim Hubbard's active role in both fundraising and planned giving for the school. "My girls literally grew up here," he says. "The young women they have become — their ideals, morals, values, self-confidence and success — is a tribute to the school and the experiences they had here."
Parents to two FWCD graduates, Jim and his wife, Teresa, have always been supportive of the school's fundraising efforts. "There is no private school or college that runs without an annual fund. It's the lifeblood of the school's operations," he says. One year ago, the couple became more involved in planned giving, joining the Peter A. Schwartz Legacy Society, which is named for the school's founding headmaster.
"It makes perfect sense for parents, grandparents, past parents and alumni to make a planned gift," Jim says. "If we all leave a little bit, we collectively create a tremendous legacy for the future."
Jim's goal as former advancement committee chairman and planned giving ambassador is to continue to educate those closest to the school about the importance of including Fort Worth Country Day in their estate plans. "These gifts help build our endowment, which, in turn, ensures a strong future for the school and the next generations of students," he says.
He hopes that the school's ongoing outreach efforts will encourage others to join the Legacy Society. "There is so much flexibility in making a planned gift," Jim says. "You can designate a set percentage of your estate or even a specific amount." As for the right time, he added: "You are never too young to start thinking about the future of your children and your grandchildren."