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NHDA Foundation

Giving Back to our Industry and our Community

The National Home Delivery Association Foundation mission is to advance educational and other charitable activities on behalf of the final mile bulky goods delivery industry and the association.  


Your tax deductible Foundation donation helps support our scholarship fund and educational programming.  Please give generously.

Silent Auction Donation

At this year's Pinnacle Awards Celebration on July 30th the NHDA Foundation will be hosting a silent auction.  If you have an item or experience to donate, please fill out the donation form.  This tax deductible donation supports the Foundation Scholarship, Leadership Institute and upcoming IC Accelerator Program. 

Leadership Institute

Important Dates:

Session 1 – November 5-9, 2023, High Point North Carolina


Session 2 – March, 2024, Northern Virginia


Session 3 – May, 2024, Northern Virginia


Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition: $7,500

The National Home Delivery Association Foundation will initiate new program in 2023 designed to nurture and accelerate the growth of leadership in the bulky goods, white glove home delivery industry.  The initial class will be limited to 12 -15 participants  selected from a nominated pool of candidates nationwide and across a wide range of roles within the segment.


The program is being developed in partnership with the High Point University Executive Education program.  It is modeled on the very successful Home Furnishings Institute. The three-part NHDA Leadership Institute will kick off on November 5 - 9, 2023 with a four-day symposium at High Point University focused on the role of a leader in shaping and protecting an effective and productive culture.   The symposium will be led by Dr. Daniel Hall, dean of the Phillips School of Business. Select faculty from High Point University’s Phillips School of Business and leading practitioners from the industry will lead a  combination of lectures and discussions on the topic of defining, building, and protecting a productive culture.


Subsequent sessions will be held in March and June 2024.  These sessions will be held in Northern Virginia with each running a day and a half.  The follow up sessions will be led by industry experts focusing on building an understanding of the complex challenges facing the segment with eye toward how applying principals of leadership  in helping an organization navigate these issues effectively.


Full participation is integral for every Institute member to gain full benefits of the program. Please be prepared to be fully present during each session. Use of electronic devices is discouraged during the sessions except during designated breaks. If this participation commitment is not met, members will be asked to leave with no refund.

Tuition covers all expenses, except travel, associated with the class year.  These include program facilitation, program course materials, overnight hotel accommodations and meals. Class members will also receive one complimentary registration for the 2024 NHDA Annual Forum where they will be recognized for their successful completion of the program. Tuition payments are due in full by October 15, 2023.


The NHDA Foundation offers a limited number of  Scholarship Awards used to provide tuition assistance to incoming class members. Scholarship support is based on an applicant's needs and the funds available. Requests for tuition assistance may be submitted toward the end of this application.


A request for tuition assistance does not influence the decision of the Selection Committee. Every request will receive a confidential, thorough assessment and every effort will be made to support individuals who cannot otherwise afford the tuition. Awards generally do not exceed 50% of the full tuition amount.

Foundation Scholarship Program

The National Home Delivery Association Foundation will award a $10,000 scholarship to a worthwhile student pursuing a post-secondary degree at an accredited institution of higher learning. Eligible candidates include employees and the family of NHDA members, as well as contractors to NHDA members and their families.


Thank you to all that applied this year.  Applications are now closed.

Important Dates: 

Application Opens – November 1, 2023

Application Deadline – March 30, 2024

Winner Notified - April 15, 2024


Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for an NHDA Scholarship, all candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Parent/Employee must have worked at a company providing home delivery of bulky goods successfully and regularly, for a minimum of two years.

  • Scholarship applicant student must have completed, or will complete in current academic year, their senior year of high school.

  • Scholarship applicant student must clearly establish their need for financial assistance.

  • Scholarship applicant student must be outstanding in character, integrity and leadership.

  • Scholarship applicant student must be planning to attend an accredited educational institution.

All Scholarship applicant students who satisfy the above requirements then compete for the scholarships awarded. The final selection of the scholarship recipient rests with the Scholarship Committee of the NHDA Foundation.

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