He and Margaret Hall were known as generous contributors to many causes and encouraged others to join them in supporting community services and organizations. Upon their deaths in 1971 and 1981, respectively, they left substantial portions of their estates to insure the continuance of the mission of the Foundation.
Throughout the history of the Foundation, Irene Hall Perrine and her husband Beahl T. Perrine, a distinguished attorney, gave direction and guidance to implementing its mission. Together, the late Mr. and Mrs. Perrine led a model life of commitment to the community. Their support of the Foundation in terms of both leadership and financial resources was legendary.