Cultivating a Legacy for Learning

Richard Morrison

"FFA impacts the development of young people to help make them model citizens and develop vocational skills. It feels like my gift is doing a lot of good, so it's a win-win."
—Richard Morrison

Agriculture was one key component in Richard Morrison's formative years. Another was the National FFA Organization (then known as Future armers of America). Growing up on a cotton farm in southwest Arizona, Richard was keen to join FFA during high school.

"Joining FFA is like taking the next step in your life into something bigger and better than you'd ever dreamed was possible," Richard says. "If you have any goals, any aspirations, it feels like the sky's the limit."

Richard credits FFA with helping him develop leadership, public speaking and other practical skills that benefited him throughout his career as an attorney practicing agricultural law. Over the years, Richard has been pleased to see the organization's tradition of combining academic and hands-on learning continue. It's what motivated him to support National FFA by establishing a charitable gift annuity, a gift to FFA that pays him income.

"By establishing the organization's first charitable gift annuity, Richard has invested in our future and expanded the giving opportunities for others," says National FFA Foundation Executive Director of Development Jim Williams. "His generosity helps us in developing the next generation of leaders who will change the world."

"FFA impacts the development of young people to help make them model citizens and develop vocational skills," Richard says. "It feels like my gift is doing a lot of good, so it's a win-win."

Establish Your Legacy

You can join Richard and help make a difference at FFA through a gift that pays you. Contact Jim Williams at 317-802-4226 or plannedgiving@ffa.org to learn more.With your support, more future leaders can have the opportunity to learn and grow.