The Foundation
Universal has a strong sense of social responsibility providing community support through programmatic support for 501(c)(3) organizations through the Foundation. The Foundation is committed to goodwill as is evident in its investment in the community and in addition to financial support, promotes employee volunteerism. The Company also provides support for events through corporate contributions.

Universal currently has significant business operations in the following locations:

  • Oxford (Granville County), North Carolina
  • Rocky Mount (Nash County), North Carolina
  • Wilson, North Carolina
  • Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • Kenbridge, Virginia

Spotlight
Periodically we shine our spotlight on one of the programs or events we support. Perhaps yours will be next. Good luck, and thank you for what you do for our communities.

Universal Leaf Foundation’s Support Provides Positive Impacts at St. Andrew’s School

By: Maribeth Conrad, Director of Marketing and Communications for St. Andrew’s School


At St. Andrew’s School we believe every child, regardless of their family’s financial circumstances, deserves an education that equips them to thrive in our 21st century world. St. Andrew’s is one of a handful of schools in the country providing quality education to children from families living near the poverty level through a full scholarship for every child.

In 1894, founder Grace Arents was confident in her belief that a solid education was essential in preparing children to build successful lives as adults. More than 120 years later the school continues to be guided by that founding principle, educating children academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually through a progressive, whole-child approach.

Rooted in today’s best practices, our student-centered academic program is designed to develop passionate, lifelong learners. Children learn more deeply when they make their own connections through hands-on experiences and student-led questioning; this is the cornerstone of our approach.

Our whole-child model is comprised of Six Fundamentals:

Academic Approach - Our academic approach is rooted in today’s best practices for student-centered learning and is designed to develop passionate, lifelong learners. Children learn more deeply when they make their own connections through hands-on...

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