b'Introduction and AcknowledgmentsHallie Ford (19052007) was a remarkable woman who left a significant legacy across the state of Oregon through her generosity and support, primarily in the fields of higher educa-tion and the visual arts. Hallies appreciation for the visual arts began in her youth. When she was in the fourth grade her teacher told Hallies mother that her daughter had artistic talent and suggested special art lessons for her. Unfortunately, her parents couldnt afford art lessons and, not wanting to disappoint her daughter, Hallies mother waited until she was grown to tell her about the suggestion.Inspired by her grade school and high school teachers, Hallie went to college to become a schoolteacher and graduated from East Central University (formerly East Central State Normal School) in Ada, Oklahoma. As a young and adventurous woman, she moved to Oregon, and there she met lumberman Ken Ford. Working together they helped build Roseburg Forest Products into a worldwide leader in the forest products industry: Americas single broadest mix producer of green wood-building products, owner of the largest capacity sawmill in the country, and the greatest exporter of wood chips in the United States.As a result of her early interest in education and the visual arts, Hallie dedicated a large part of her philanthropic life to giving others the opportunity to realize and fulfill their talents and dreams: through college scholarships to students from Oregon and northern California, through her support of academic departments in colleges and universities in Oregon, through college scholarships to nontraditional students, and through her support of the visual arts. At the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, for example, she provided a $2 million gift to purchase our building and begin the interior improvements in 1996, seeded an endowment fund in 1998 that has since grown to $7.5 million, and created a $1 million endowment fund in 2004 to support art historical exhibitions.When Hallie passed away at 102 in 2007 and The Ford Family Foundation was looking for opportunities to recognize and honor her, I was asked to serve on a Kitchen Cabinet of Arts Leaders to envision what that might mean and how that might look. I attended several 11'