Meet Our Founder

Charles A. Cannon firmly believed in free enterprise and the benefits freedom and responsibility confer on individuals and society. He inherited this belief from his father, a dry goods merchant, whose enterprise Mr. Cannon transformed into a textile company whose name was synonymous with towels and sheets - one of America’s great household brands


Discover the life and times of the man who built Cannon Mills Company, established a record of public service, and initiated a legacy that inspires today.

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The legacy of Charles A. Cannon provides a base for sustainable giving that continues to enrich lives and communities.

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