Our Impact


High Point, NC

The Congdon Family Foundation has deep roots in High Point, NC. We have focused our investments on our hometown to create deep and lasting change across three focus areas:

  • 1 Increasing access to and the quality of education
  • 2 Addressing critical community needs
  • 3 Supporting economic development for revitalization and stabilization

Stories of Impact

Our work is focused in three primary areas in which we hope to make a deep and lasting impact:


Increasing access to and the quality of education.

Community Needs

Addressing critical community needs.


Supporting economic development for revitalization and stabilization.

Areas Of Giving


From Self-Doubt to Service-Minded: Emily Carothers, a student at Rochester Community and Technical School, is well on her way to receiving her master’s degree in dental hygiene. However, the pathway she is currently walking – with aspirations to join Dentists…

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Critical Community Needs

A Harvest of Compassion: In 2015, High Point was ranked as the number one metropolitan area in the United States for food hardship, as calculated by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). This crisis facing our hometown was one…

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Economic Development

Home: the place that forms us, makes us, gives us our first opportunities, and supports us as we soar. “Home” for Old Dominion Freight Line has been High Point since 1962. And since 1962, we’ve watched our home shift, change,…

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"Compassion is taking action. It’s not being satisfied with the status quo."

Carl Vierling, Greater High Point Food Alliance
Executive Director

"When you’re helped out,
it inspires you to help others."

EMILY CAROTHERS, Earl and Kitty Congdon Old Dominion Freight Line Scholarship Recipient

"We’re creating our own ecosystem that is poised to turn our home into the “high point” of our state once more."

Rachel Collins, Business High Point

"All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the Lord your God."

Deuteronomy 16:17

"Our board is deeply involved in High Point. Their commitment to the city is evident in their desire for the foundation to form real partnerships with our grant recipients, so that we can support them to grow their impact."

Rev. Dr. Joe Blosser,
Chief Impact Officer