Charles A. Cannon established the Trusts to carry on the charitable works which were a primary focus of his life. 

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Designated Beneficiaries

The Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts are permitted to award grants only to named beneficiaries. Review the lists below to determine whether your organization might qualify for a grant under the terms of the Trusts.


  • Brevard College
  • Catawba College
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Livingstone College
  • Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Wingate University
  • Alamance Community College & Foundation
  • Caldwell Community College & Foundation
  • Mayland Community College & Foundation
  • Rowan Cabarrus Community College & Foundation
  • Stanly Community College & Foundation
  • Tri-County Technical College & Foundation
  • York Technical College & Foundation
  • Converse College
  • Davidson College
  • Duke University Law School
  • Queens University at Charlotte

  • Barber-Scotia College is a designated beneficiary and will be eligible to apply for grants when it receives accreditation from SACS.


  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
  • Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast
  • Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital
  • Rowan Regional Medical Center
  • Stanly Regional Hospital



  • Churches of the following denominations located in Alamance, Cabarrus, Rowan and Stanly counties, NC and, Pickens and York counties, SC can be supported by the Trusts.

  • A.M.E. Zion Church
  • Assemblies of God
  • The Baptist Church
  • The Church of God
  • The Church of the Nazarene
  • The Episcopal Church
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA)
  • The Free Will Baptist Church
  • The Lutheran Church in America (LCMS)
  • The Pentecostal Holiness Church
  • The Presbyterian Church
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • The United Church of Christ
  • The United Methodist Church


  • Cabarrus County Boys & Girls Club
  • Cabarrus County Library System
  • Church of God Children's Home
  • Selected Entities of NC Department of Cultural Resources

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  • Robert C. Hayes, President
  • William C. Cannon, Jr., Vice-President
  • Joseph C. Hunter, Secretary
  • Edwin S. Outen
  • Wells Fargo - Corporate Trustee

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