Drs. Thomas and Beth Hall
In addition to supporting Stone Lab through frequent volunteer work, Tom and Beth have chosen to include the Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Lab Annual Fund in their estate. This gift provides the greatest possible flexibility and allows Stone Lab to use their support wherever it is needed the most.
Tom was a student at Stone Lab in 1972, and has found his time there to be life-altering. Four years of undergraduate work had not turned into the career path he had hoped for, but he did gain admission into the zoology graduate program at The Ohio State University. And when combined with that academic success, contacts made at Stone Lab were instrumental in his acceptance to the Ohio State College of Medicine the following summer.
“This led to a rewarding career first in emergency medicine and now as a medical director for Anthem Insurance,” Tom remembers. “More importantly, I met my wife Beth, a fellow medical school classmate, and we have had a wonderful marriage and family life for nearly 40 years. For me it was truly ‘But for Stone Lab…,’” Tom says.
Declaring their planned gift allowed Tom and Beth to show their support to others who may also be considering similar options. “Of course, we plan to provide further support during our lifetimes as well,” Tom adds. “We understand how important the education and research at Stone Lab are to ensuring that our grandchildren will live in a world with clean air, clean water, and the sweet sound of birds singing.”