S. Dale High has emboldened High Foundation through an extraordinary act of business leadership and philanthropic innovation that will benefit our community for generations to come.
Watch Dale's personal message below.
Historically, High Foundation funding was distributed into the community mainly through grants. Under the new structure, those grants will indeed increase and, going forward, investments will also include major projects and social impact investments.
Serving the Greater Good
High Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of people who live and work in Lancaster City, Lancaster County, and other communities in which High companies provide economic investment and employment.
Our objective is to enact positive, systemic change that will last well beyond our lifetimes. We support and champion projects which enable the dignity, diversity, equality, and inclusion of all people and generate beneficial social and environmental impact. The Foundation engages with those sharing a common interest in eliminating poverty and creating a vibrant, thriving city.
High Foundation’s investment is distributed through grant programs and collaboration with community organizations and stakeholders. Foundation decisions are based on the core principle that all people are created equal and that we need to help shape a diverse and inclusive world for the next generation.
Areas of Impact
Our benefactor, S. Dale High, has always had a heart for his hometown of Lancaster, Pa. From the very beginning of his career, Dale has considered leadership and service to the community his duty. A visionary by nature, Dale’s commitment to people and place is the driving force for his success as an entrepreneur and philanthropist—a commitment shared by his family and fulfilled through their philanthropic organization—High Foundation.
We are on this earth for a purpose that is larger than our own interests. That purpose is to strive to make the world a better place…beginning in our community”