The Sproul family, Halstatt’s founding family, has a deep legacy throughout Florida. Beginning in 1911, family patriarch, Barron Gift Collier began acquiring land that culminated in a portfolio of more than 1.3 million acres throughout the Southwest part of the state.
In 1969, Judy Sproul, the granddaughter of Barron Gift Collier and the daughter of Barron Collier Jr. received a land gift through a trust and an entrepreneur spark from her father. This led to the creation of the prestigious Grey Oaks Country Club, followed by the founding of Halstatt, and continued development in the area with the La Playa Beach and Golf Resort in 1999.
During this time, Judy was joined by her three daughters, Katie Sproul, Julie Sproul and Jennifer Sullivan and created The Halstatt Charitable Foundation. The Foundation focuses on supporting the local community of Collier County Florida, leveraging the time, talents and resources of the Sproul family along with the employees of Halstatt. Additionally, the families created its Next Gen program, which aims to inspire the next generation of leaders in business and philanthropy, upholding the value and beliefs that Judy Sproul instituted in her vast philanthropic work.