Hall Family Foundation gift endows scholarships for female students

Helping to make an Elon education possible for additional deserving students was the motivation behind a $500,000 gift from the Hall Family Foundation. The gift was made in memory of Margaret “Peggy” Hall, a former Parents Council member and the mother of Gretchen Hall Archibald ’02.

Peggy Hall
The gift will endow scholarships to assist female students from Virginia with financial need. In addition, the foundation has made a $29,000 gift to award the first Margaret Ann Hall Endowed Scholarship this spring.

The Hall family of The Plains, Va., created the scholarship in memory of Margaret “Peggy” Hall, mother of Gretchen Hall Archibald ’02, a member of Elon’s Young Alumni Council. Along with her husband, Michael Hall, Peggy served on the Parents Council from 1998 to 2000.

Michael Hall says the scholarship is a fitting tribute to his wife, who dedicated her life to raising their daughters, including Candice, a 2000 Columbia University graduate, helping the family business to thrive and giving back to the community.

“Peggy made sure our two daughters were well educated, and they’ve turned out to be lovely young ladies,” Hall says. “She wanted to make sure she touched someone’s life and wanted to help people in need. We made this gift because we wanted to memorialize her in a way that would help other children.”

Hall is president of MTH Management Corp., which he started with Peggy. The firm manages the family’s commercial real estate holdings in northern Virginia and eastern West Virginia. The Halls’ support of Elon includes a gift to name a room in the R.N. Ellington Health and Counseling Center.

This generous gift will be counted as part of Elon’s upcoming fundraising campaign to build the endowment.