Timeline

1891

1891

1891

Mr. J.C. Hall born in David City, Nebraska

1910

1910

1910

Hallmark Cards, Inc. is founded by J.C. Hall

1921

1921

1921

J.C. Hall marries Elizabeth Ann Dilday

1943

1943

1943

The Hallmark Educational Foundation is founded by J.C. and Elizabeth Hall, and Rollie B. Hall

1943

1943

1943

First grants made to the Boy Scout’s Camp Naish, MRI and Pembroke Hill School

1951

1951

1951

In 1951, J.C. Hall commissioned Norman Rockwell to capture The Kansas City Spirit

1961

1961

1961

People to People International incorporated as a nonprofit under President Eisenhower with support from J.C. Hall and the Foundation

1970

1970

1970

Children’s Mercy Hospital moves from downtown to Hospital Hill, across the street from the Foundation

1976

1976

1976

The passing of Elizabeth Ann Hall

1982

1982

1982

The passing of J.C. Hall

1982

1982

1982

Don Hall named Chairman of the Board of Hallmark Educational Foundation

1982

1982

1982

Bill Hall named President of Hallmark Educational Foundation

1983

1983

1983

The Hall Center for the Humanities is launched at the University of Kansas

1983

1983

1983

With the leadership of community representatives, the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund and the Black Community Fund are launched by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation with support from Hall Family Foundation

1989

1989

1989

The later-named Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park opens at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

1993

1993

1993

The Foundation’s name is changed to Hall Family Foundation

1999

1999

1999

Kansas City’s Union Station reopens with support from the Foundation

2005

2005

2005

With Foundation support, the Hallmark Photographic Collection is donated to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

2007

2007

2007

The Bloch Building opens at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

2009

2009

2009

During the unprecedented Great Recession, the Foundation increases its emergency assistance grant support

2012

2012

2012

The University of Kansas Cancer Center earns designation as a National Cancer Institute cancer center

2012

2012

2012

The Elizabeth Ann Hall Tower opens at Children’s Mercy Hospital

2016

2016

2016

SchoolSmartKC fund receives initial contributions from the Ewing Marion Kauffman, Walton Family and Hall Family Foundations to increase the number of quality seats for Kansas City students

2017

2017

2017

The largest gift in the Foundation’s history is made to Children’s Mercy for $75 million over 10 years toward the Children’s Mercy Research Institute

1951, Painting, Norman Rockwell (with John Atherton), The Kansas City Spirit, 1951 Hallmark Art Collection, Kansas City, Missouri
1970, Photo, Children’s Mercy Hospital