Since 1990, Gerald N. Hall Sr. and the Hall Foundation, have been providing scholarships each year to deserving students at Penn State Harrisburg.
In 2004, that commitment was greatly expanded when Hall and the foundation founded by his father created the Gerald N. Hall Jr. Trustee Matching Scholarship in honor of his son.
This spring, the college formally acknowledged and honored Hall's longstanding commitment to worthy, deserving students during a luncheon attended by family, friends, administrators, and current and former Hall Scholarship recipients.
The event included a special videotaped tribute to Hall from Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and comments from former Penn State defensive football coordinator and founder of The Second Mile, Jerry Sandusky.
At the announcement of the Trustee Scholarship, Gerald Hall Sr. commented, "The major thrust of our foundation's giving over the last 50 years has been to encourage and help young people further their education. It's very gratifying to hear from former recipients who are doing well in their professional lives. We are grateful we have been able to aid students who may not have been able to enter Penn State without our financial assistance."
The Hall Foundation is a private foundation founded in 1952 by Carlisle native, John N. Hall, a successful Harrisburg business, civic, and cultural leader. Gerald N. Hall Sr. has served as the foundation chairman since 1968.