Ben Ferguson, President, Bendon Publishing International, among the fastest growing publishers of childrens books and an industry leader in terms of volume, licenses and retail locations, has made an important investment in the future of Ashland Universitys athletic programs. Ben, a 1995 graduate of Hillsdale High School, a successful entrepreneur involved in five profitable businesses, and a community advocate, was approached with the opportunity to join the Bringing Spirit to Campus campaign for athletic complex. Bens problem, he reflected, was how could he possibly make a significant commitment he was asked to consider, not negatively affect other charitable interests? The solution was a very sizeable insurance gift that was able to meet the objective! It seemed like the sensible thing to do. Ben anticipates many more opportunities to get involved at Ashland University in the future.