“It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.” – George Washington
The Heritage Foundation earlier this month bestowed our George Washington’s Generations Yet Unborn Award to Billi Jean Murphree of Texas.
The award, given at the Annual Leadership Conference, recognizes Heritage members who’ve demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the future of America by remembering Heritage in their estate plans. Through their support, Murphree and her late husband Terence showed an inspiring commitment to ensuring freedom for future generations.
Their estate commitment, which included separate provisions for both The Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action for America, was the first dual estate commitment ever recorded in Heritage’s history.
“Terence was a passionate person. He was passionate about our country, he was passionate about maintaining freedom, justice, liberty, and integrity—all the elements that embody The Heritage Foundation…I promised to carry on his work and to ensure his will. Not just his written will in death, but his amazing will in life. His will for the future of our country—for future generations.”—Billi Jean Murphree