Because of founder Ed Shipman, Happy Hill Farm exists to give children an opportunity to realize their dreams.

We equip them with the tools they need to become the men and women of God they were created to be, escaping underprivileged situations in which their potential is not realized … giving each one a bright future!

To celebrate all of these changed lives … and those still to come, take a moment to share your favorite memory of Ed Shipman and Happy Hill Farm.

Maybe you spent time at Happy Hill Farm, and you can share a favorite story. Or maybe you’ve supported Happy Hill Farm over the years, and you had a memorable conversation with Ed.

We’d love to hear from you! Please take a moment to write your tribute below.

My tribute to honor Ed Shipman


Just knowing Ed was such a blessing. He was the greatest humanitarian that I have had the ho

— Carolyn Saslowski

Mr. Shipman was a great man with a huge heart. He will be dearly missed. I thank him and his family and staff for picking up where I fell short before my recovery. He took all 4 of my girls in without thinking twice. I was at my worst when the farm was introduced into my life. He made sure the girls were ok and taken care of. NCTA / Happy Hill Farm has made Alexa the person she is today and I couldn't be more grateful for that. He is in a MUCH better place than we are. Rest in Peace Mr. Shipman, thank you for all you have done.

— Lori Sherrod

Little did I know walking through the doors of HHF that I would be walking into a new family that I would cherish for the rest of my life. Mr. Shipman' dreams have made my dreams come true. I am honored to say that he loved me enough to give me a deserving life! And today I am more grateful than I have ever been. He was truly an amazing man and had the biggest heart for us kids no matter what our background was. I am sad to hear he is no longer amongst us but he is now living in the glorious world he knew was waiting for him. Thank you Mr. Shipman and thank you to his family for allowing me to have an education and lifelong friends that I deserved. Thank you for opening your heart to us when you didn't have to! The Shipman family will always hold a spot in my heart! God Bless!

— Jennifer Coleman - Class of 99

Mr. Shipman's dedication to us kids completely changed my life. He believed strongly in second chances and he believed in each one of us as individuals. Even when life felt all wrong Mr. Shipman was able to change my outlook with a grandfatherly hug and 5 minute advice. That's all it took. He genuinely took the time to show he cared about all of us. He gave us an opportunity to truly grow and live. I'm a better woman because of him. We love you Ed!

— Molly Lerich

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— mar4d ddw