The Kansas City area’s highest honor for civic leadership in 2016 went to Donald J. Hall Jr., CEO of Hallmark Cards Inc.
About 1,800 people attended the 129th annual dinner of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, held Tuesday night at the Kansas City Convention Center.
Hall is the fourth member of the Hall family to receive the Kansas Citian of the Year Award from the chamber.
The chamber’s Kansas Citian of the Year award recognizes business and civic leaders who have made a lasting, positive impact on the community.
As individuals and as a company, the Hall family and Hallmark have been key civic leaders for decades, giving time and millions of philanthropic contributions to a broad range of community improvement efforts, especially those focused on education, diversity and economic development.