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Jon M. Huntsman–A Man of Hope, Integrity and Commitment–Videos

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“While there’s life, there’s hope.”



Glenn Beck Special With John Huntsman (Part 1)

Glenn Beck Special With John Huntsman (Part 2)

Glenn Beck Special With John Huntsman (Part 3)


Glenn Beck Special With John Huntsman (Part 4)

Glenn Beck Special With John Huntsman (Part 5)

“Until the day when God shall deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is summed up in these two words,–‘Wait and hope’.”

~Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

One of Glenn Beck’s best shows.

There is a special place in Heaven for Jon Huntsman.

Thank you Glenn Beck and Jon Huntsman.

Merry Christmas and

 A Happy New Year


Jon M. Huntsman 


Background Articles and Videos

John Huntsman

Jon Meade Huntsman, Sr. (born 1937 in Blackfoot, Idaho) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder of Huntsman Corporation. Huntsman is a member of the Forbes 400, where he is currently ranked the 47th richest man alive. He is the father of current United States Ambassador to China and former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman Jr.

Jon Huntsman grew up in poverty, but went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania. There he majored in business at the Wharton School. His alma mater would later name one of the school’s signature buildings, Huntsman Hall, in his honor. An interdisciplinary dual-degree program melding international relations and business, taught through the College of Arts & Sciences and Wharton School, also bears Huntsman’s name.

Huntsman worked for Dow Chemical Company then as a staff member in the Nixon administration and before starting his own business in 1971 Huntsman Container. Huntsman served as Mission President for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Washington DC from 1981 to 1983. He then founded Huntsman Chemical, which grew into a multi-billion dollar company. In 2001, Huntsman announced that his companies could not make their interests on junk bonds.[1] In 2007, Huntsman co-founded a new private equity firm, Huntsman Gay Global Capital, joining former Bain Capital executive Robert C. Gay to focus on investments in middle market companies. Among Huntsman’s partners is Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young.

Huntsman has been an important donor to several causes, both locally in Utah and nationally. One of his most notable causes is his co-founding of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. His namesake HCI building holds this quote “Selfless giving unto others represents one’s true wealth.” Time Magazine identified Huntsman as the sixth largest philanthropist in the United States in 2000.[2] In 2007, Huntsman gave $750 million in contributions and donations, placing him second on The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of the nation’s top 50 givers.

Other notable causes include: his co-operative fundraising initiatives for his fraternity, Sigma Chi; the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, which named its main building after him; the University of Utah, which named its main arena after him; a new law library at Brigham Young University, which at his request was named after Howard W. Hunter; notable family philanthropy in earthquake ravaged Armenia and a new library at Southern Utah University, which he also requested be named after someone else (retiring SUU President Gerald R. Sherratt); and recently the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. In December 2007, Utah State University announced that its College of Business would be re-named “The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business,” in recognition of a gift from Jon and Karen Huntsman of $25 million—the largest in the university’s history. …”,_Sr.

Huntsman Cancer Foundation – Quick Facts

  • Huntsman Cancer Foundation’s sole purpose is to fund research, education, and treatment programs of Huntsman Cancer Institute.
  • In 1995, the Huntsman family founded the Huntsman Cancer Foundation with the sole purpose to ensure the financial future of the work at Huntsman Cancer Institute. 
  • Annually, Huntsman Cancer Foundation secures one-third of the operating budget for the lifesaving work at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute is part of the University of Utah and is not owned by the Huntsman family. 
  • In 2007, the Chronicle of Philanthropy placed Jon M. Huntsman in the second place position on its 2007 list of largest donors. He has been motivated by his personal experience with cancer and his concern for the global human family.
  • One family cannot do it alone, which is why Huntsman Cancer Foundation relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and community groups. 
  • One hundred percent of your donation benefits Huntsman Cancer Institute. Through generous underwriting support by Jon and Karen Huntsman, no overhead is deducted from your gifts.
  • The current priorities of unrestricted funding are:
    • $13 million annually to support Huntsman Cancer Institute
    • $30 million for the Huntsman Cancer Hospital expansion
    • Other special projects as defined by HCI senior leadership.

Mary Caraccioli Interviews John Huntsman

WEP Alumni Impact – Jon M. Huntsman on why Entrepreneurs Need to Learn


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