Historic Gift Given to the Bishop Ward Endowment Fund
Jim and Zibbie Ferrell, special friends and benefactors of Bishop Ward, formally announce that they are giving a $1,000,000 gift to support the mission and vision of Bishop Ward High School. The gift is designated for the Bishop Ward Endowment Fund.
When asked to discuss the inspiration for this magnificent gift, Mr. Ferrell remarked that the gift from the Ferrell Family is an investment in both “education and values.”
Speaking for the Ferrell family, he stated that God has given every student a talent. He is proud to help others achieve all they can in life; it is a priority of the Ferrell’s. He finished by stating that Archbishop Joseph Naumann is courageous in his support of Bishop Ward and doing what is necessary to make it successful.
At Evening Prayer, Archbishop Naumann remarked that he is so proud of the young people at Bishop Ward. He thanked the Ferrell’s for their leadership role and for inviting others to help.
Father Michael Hermes said, “We are so grateful to the Ferrell Family for their generosity to our school. Their support inspires all of us to continue to work hard to do our best offering a quality Catholic-Christian formation program and a college-prep education.”
Hundreds of young people at Bishop Ward have already benefited by the Ferrell’s desire to help, to serve and to love. Thanks to their generosity, many more students will benefit in the years to come.