Fort Worth ISD Supports Cook Children’s Health Care

October 25, 2018

Pictured above from left to right: Sandy Tarpley Sr. VP, National Benefit Partners; Amy Yokeley, Account Manager (Higginbotham); Felicia Mouton, Director of Employee Benefits (FWISD); Scott Shapard, Executive VP (Higginbotham); Elsie Schiro, Chief Financial Officer (FWISD); Richard Peace, Lead Consultant (Financial Benefit Services); Max Ates, Senior Officer for Payroll, Benefits & Risk Management (FWISD); Reynold Jones, President (Reynold Jones Insurance Group); Brian Jund, President, National Benefit Partners; Ryan Paddock Sr. VP Combined Insurance


Ft Worth, Texas − More than 7000 Fort Worth Independent School District employees participated in the Benefits That Benefit Children campaign to help raise $70,000 for Cook Children’s Medical Center. The donations were made on behalf of Fort Worth 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.

“Fort Worth ISD believes in every child and wants to prepare all students for success in college, career, and community leadership. The District is thankful for our long-term partnership with Cook Children’s Medical Center as we continue to teach students while they are in-patients. It was a pleasure to partner with CHUBB and Benefits that Benefit Children to further contribute to the health and well-being of our young population, so they can continue to learn. Children must be healthy to be able to learn which in turn will prepare them for success in college, career, and community leadership.”

—Max Ates, Senior Officer, Payroll, Benefits and Risk Management, Fort Worth ISD

Cook Children’s Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise—to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children’s is proud of our 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.

“We are so honored to partner with NBP on the Benefits That Benefit Children program. It is such an exciting opportunity for our clients and us to serve the greater community by partnering with the local children’s hospital foundations. Cook Children’s in Fort Worth provides extraordinary care for children and their families throughout this region of the state and beyond.”

—Scott Shapard, Executive Vice President for Employee Benefits and Worksite Benefits

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.