The Hall Foundation was organized to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that serve individuals and families in Utah and beyond. The Halls believe they are stewards of wealth and that there should be no poor among us.
The foundation follows the admonition that “after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good—to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and the afflicted.”
The overarching goals of every donated dollar are two-fold: 1) At least eighty five percent of funds go directly to initiatives that bless the lives of individuals and families, and 2) a maximum number of people are served. Each year, charities are invited to submit a summary impact report to the Hall Foundation regarding these two objectives.
A major objective is to educate a million people worldwide on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and sales via a course in Sales 101. The Foundation sees this project as a means to move individuals and families from poverty to self-reliance. After a few weeks of training in entrepreneurship and sales, an individual can quickly find employment or form their own marketing and sales company. The Foundation will fund organizations that have the resources and reach to accomplish this bold plan.
Alan and Jeanne Hall, longtime residents of Weber County, have been married for fifty-three years. They have six married children, twenty-two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Both graduated from Weber State College in 1969 with degrees in psychology, and after spending a fulfilling year with the United States Peace Corp in Brazil, they each received masters’ degrees from Brigham Young University.
The Halls have served in numerous callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jeanne worked as a high school counselor in the Ogden School District and served as an alto in the Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square. She currently serves on several non-profit boards of trustees and holds an honorary doctorate degree from Weber State University.
Alan is an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, author, speaker and well-known advocate for public education. He is the founder of MarketStar Corporation, a global outsourced marketing and sales company. He is also the co-founder of Mercato Partners, a top performing growth equity venture capital fund. Alan is the past chairman of the Utah Technology Council, the past chairman of Weber State University’s board of trustees and the Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves as the chairman of Ogden Pioneer Days and as a board member of the Utah System of Higher Education, which oversees sixteen Utah colleges and universities.
The Hall Foundation was organized in 2001 and has over the last twenty years contributed over $20 million to 170 charitable entities to accomplish its objectives of assisting those in need. The Halls give of their time and talents and often serve as volunteer chairs of community fund raising campaigns.