Bill Williams, Benefactor of Overlook Farm, Left Lasting Legacy

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Feb. 25, 2012) - Heifer International is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of William “Bill” Williams in Rutland, Mass. Williams, 92, donated 300 acres of Overlook Farm land to Heifer in 1983 to keep the land in agriculture and to help feed people in countries with "Living Gifts."

The donation established what today is Heifer International’s Learning Center at Overlook Farm.

Through his generous gift, Williams left a legacy that has touched the lives of thousands of children, teens and adults who have participated in educational events at Overlook and who have been inspired to provide living gifts of livestock and training, providing an ongoing source of food, income and a meaningful life to families in need around the world.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Williams’ friends and family.

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