Our History

The Davidson Alumni Association was formed out of a Davidson School Reunion celebration held in 1979. The Alumni Association, under the leadership of Karl Lee Jenkins, was formed to preserve the heritage and school spirit of all Davidson meant to its former graduates and community. The Alumni Association had a desire to see the Davidson School Building, which was built in the early 1950’s and designated a historical landmark by the state of North Carolina on May 18, 2016, and has a rich history of educating students, once again find its place in serving the community. The Alumni Association established the Davidson Alumni Resource Center Incorporated as a non-profit organization and was registered with the state of North Carolina on April 5, 2011. The Davidson School Building was purchased by the Davidson Alumni Association from private donations in July, 2019. The non-profit was created to develop Davidson School as a “One Stop Shop” Resource Center to Empower, Engage, and Impact families, individuals, the community and surrounding areas. As the Alumni Association grew, the Vision began to expand to include quality of life issues for individuals and families. In 2020, Davidson Alumni Association became The Davidson Association. The name change, having dropped “Alumni”, allows us to become a more diverse and inclusive group working toward the original Vision.