Azle ISD Supports Cook Children’s Health Care

October 25, 2018

Pictured above from left to right: Ryan Paddock, AVP, Combined Insurance; Sandy Tarpley SR VP, National Benefit Partners; Monica Miller, Director of Finance, Azle ISD; Jamie Carroll, Employee Benefits, Azle ISD; Scott Shapard, Executive Vice President, Higginbotham; Amy Yokeley, Account Manager, Higginbotham; Brian Jund, President, National Benefit Partners


Ft Worth, Texas − More than 750 Azle Independent School District employees participated in the Benefits That Benefit Children campaign to help raise $7,520 for Cook Children’s Medical Center. The donations were made on behalf of Azle Independent School District and their employees by Combined Insurance Company of America, through Benefits That Benefit Children, which is a cause marketing campaign supporting children’s health.

“One of our goals in our strategic plan is that Azle ISD will partner with our families and our community for student success. This partnership with the Benefits that Benefit Children program is another way of meeting our goals. We are so proud of the money we were able to raise with this program that was donated to Cook Children’s Medical Center. This donation will assist our students with medical needs and also other children in our neighboring districts.”

—Monica Miller, Director of Finance, Azle ISD

Cook Children’s Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise—to improve the health of every child in their region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children’s is proud of their long and rich tradition of serving the community. Cook Children’s is nationally rated by US News and World Reports in four specialties: cancer, neurology, cardiology, and orthopedics. Cook Children’s received Magnet designation for nursing excellence and outstanding patient care. Donations like the one created from Azle ISD help Cook Children’s achieve their promise to improve the health of every child in their region.

Scott Shapard, Executive Vice President of Employee Benefits and Worksite Benefits, Higginbotham, introduced Benefits That Benefit Children to Azle ISD and said, “We are so honored to partner with NBP on the Benefits That Benefit Children program. This is such an exciting opportunity for our clients and for us to serve the greater community by partnering with the local children’s hospital foundations. Cook Children’s in Fort Worth provide extraordinary care for children and their families throughout this region of the state and beyond.”

For more information, contact Marcia Ellis at National Benefit Partners at 714-255-0280.


About Higginbotham

Higginbotham is a single source for insurance and financial services that brokers business insurance, employee benefits, retirement plans, executive benefits, life insurance and home/auto insurance from more than 250 regional and national carriers. It supplements coverage with in-house risk management and benefit plan administration services. The firm was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with 28 additional offices serving domestic and international customers. Higginbotham ranks by revenue as the nation’s 27th largest independent insurance brokerage firm, making it the largest Texas-based broker (Business Insurance, July 2018). Visit for more information.

About Benefits That Benefit Children

Benefits That Benefit Children is a unique cause marketing program that creates a winning combination for employers, employees, and the health of children in the community. Benefits That Benefit Children creates donations for Cook Children’s Health Foundation when employers choose to offer certain best-in-class supplemental benefits to their employees. There is no obligation to buy nor any additional cost to the employee or employer to generate the donation. Visit for more information.