Corporate Citizenship Overview

Dave & Don Hall - KC SpiritHallmark’s business is built on helping people form emotional connections to make a genuine difference in the lives of others. That’s true not only of our products, but also the way we create them.

It’s also a long-standing tradition. Founder J.C. Hall strongly believed that the economic, civic, cultural and social strength of a community is reflected in its citizens and, by extension, Hallmark employees.

His son and current chairman, Donald J. Hall, felt the same way, leading an effort to articulate a code of beliefs and values to guide our work, and influencing philanthropy and a multitude of civic initiatives in Kansas City. His sons, in turn, are carrying forward the same sense of commitment to community and responsible business practices.

Commitment at the top means that being a good corporate citizen isn’t just something we talk about at Hallmark. It’s the essence of who we are.

Fun Fact

Eighteen-year-old entrepreneur J.C. Hall founded Hallmark in 1910 with little more than two shoeboxes full of postcards. Read more about J.C. Hall.