Call Family Foundation to Invest $3.5 Million to Help Utah Students

This article was originally published in the Spring 2012 edition of the Huntsman Alumni Magazine.

The Call Family Foundation plans to donate $3.5 million to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

Crystal Maggelet, the CEO of FJ Management, announced in February the foundation’s plan to donate $1 million to fund one fully staffed career services center that will bear the Flying J name at each school. Flying J is the name of a company that her father, Jay Call, founded; the company is now called FJ Management. Each university also will receive an additional $750,000 to be allocated over a 15-year period for scholarships for FJ Management employees and students at the two universities.

Each year, up to 10 scholarships will be awarded to USU students who are current or former employ­ees of Flying J or FJ Management, or the spouses or children of current or former employees of Flying J or FJ Management.

Ms. Maggelet said the donations were a fulfill­ment of her late father’s vision to help young people. Jay Call founded Flying J Fuel Co. in 1968.

“My father died suddenly at a young age,” she said. “He was generous every day in small ways but never had much of an opportunity to give back in ways that could help hundreds of students for years to come. He started with nothing, but through hard work and determination he built Flying J to become one of North America’s largest diesel fuel retailers. This gift will help hundreds of students accomplish their educational dreams. It is my hope that those who receive this scholarship will apply the same spirit of entrepreneurship and independence in their lives that my father demonstrated.”

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