The Stackpole-Hall Foundation Trustees, family, and staff are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Frank Kaul as a new Term Trustee for The Stackpole-Hall Foundation.
Mr. Kaul retired in 2017 from KOA Speer Electronics where he worked for 14 years as a regional sales manager for the North American and Asian auto sales market. Since 2011, Mr. Kaul has been the president of the Kaul Land Company and The Kaul Foundation. Before then, Frank resided in Raleigh, North Carolina where he worked from 1997 until 2003 as a national sales and business development manager for the DNA Group.
The Foundation looks forward to working with Frank and to having access to his talents and his knowledge about Elk County. The Hall and Stackpole families have a vast history with the Kaul family. The three families have decades of time together through business ventures and efforts in supporting local non-profit and faith-based organizations. An example of their legacy would be the St. Marys Boys and Girls Club. The Club was incorporated in 1923 by William Edwin Hall and the Club’s building was donated by the Hall and Kaul family. Mr. Harrison C. Stackpole was also a long-time advocate and contributor to the St. Marys Boys & Girls Club. To date, the Halls and Stackpoles continue to be contributors, and Mr. Kaul is continuing to carry on his family tradition and is currently serving as the club board president. Another community legacy would be the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital that was located in St Marys and Elk County General Hospital located in Ridgway, both are now under the ownership of Penn Highlands Health Care System. Again, all three families provided their time, talents, and contributions to making a community hospital a reality.
The Foundation is governed by a board of 13 Trustees, five of whom are Lifetime Trustees usually occupied by members of the Stackpole and Hall families. William C. Conrad currently serves as chairman of the board. The Foundation was established in 1951 by the founding donors Lyle G. Hall, J. Hall Stackpole, and Harrison C. Stackpole. Since then, their legacy has contributed $41 million back to the community. The mission of The Stackpole-Hall Foundation is to first consider the needs of the people in Elk County, Pennsylvania with the goal of improving the fundamental quality of life. The Foundations funding priorities include education, human services, community development, environment, and the arts.
The Foundation is excited to welcome Mr. Kaul and for him to help lead the Trust into the future. Mr. Kaul’s term will start January 1, 2020.