Frank R. Hall retired as Vice President Resource Development for the St. Joseph Health System of Orange, California in which position he coordinated the fund raising programs for fifteen hospitals in California and Texas
He began his hospital fund raising career in 1970 with Desert Hospital in Palm Springs after 13 years in the banking business. He also served as Chief Development Officer with Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach for 10 years, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital for 2 years and St Jude Medical Center in Fullerton for 8 years before accepting his final position.
He is a Lifetime Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), which awarded him their highest honor, the Harold J. Seymour Award, in 1984. He is a certified member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Orange County Chapter of which named him Professional Fundraiser of the Year in 1988. In 2001 he received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Southern California Association for Hospital Development, (SCAHD) the first person ever to be so honored.
Among the organizations he has served as President are the Orange County Chapter of AFP and SCAHD. He is a past National Director of AHP and was the founder of the AHP? Development Primer.
His articles on Philanthropy have been published in the AHP Journal, Insight (a publication of the California Association of Hospitals & Health Systems), Hospital Financial Management Magazine and Palm Springs Life Magazine.
He has served more than 100 hospitals and other non-profit organizations nationwide as a consultant and has lectured on fund raising throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Hall founded the Certificate Program in Fund Raising at the University of California at Irvine Extension and remains a member of their Advisory Committee. UCI chose Mr. Hall as Extension Instructor of the year in 1993.
He was a member of the faculty of the AHP Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1982 until 1999. He is also a volunteer faculty member at the Center for Non-Profit Management in Los Angeles and the Orange County Volunteer Center.
A Rotarian since 1965, Mr. Hall is a Past President of the Palm Springs Rotary Club and is currently a member of the Arcadia California Club. He has spoken to District Conferences, District Assemblies, President Elect Training Programs and more than 40 individual Rotary clubs on the subject of “Fundraising for Rotary Clubs.”
Fundraising programs under his direction have raised more than $400 Million for Hospitals and other Non-Profit Organizations.