Chuck Blixt has been a friend to Salem Academy and College Athletics since the early 1990s. He is the father of Allison Blixt (Salem Academy ’96) and Katie Blixt Cody (Salem Academy ’00). Blixt served as Chair of the Salem Academy and College Board of Trustees from 2012-2014, after serving on the Board from 2001 to 2014 and the Board of Visitors from 1997 until 2014.
He established the Blixt Family Endowed Fund for Faculty Enhancement at Salem Academy and established the Blixt Athletic Fields, which serve as home to many of Salem Academy and College’s athletic teams. In addition, Blixt was instrumental in securing several annual grants from the R.J. Reynolds Community Involvement Plan for Salem Academy and College.
Blixt received a BS degree and a JD degree from the University of Illinois. He retired in 2006 from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, where he was executive vice president and general counsel. He and his wife Dianne live in Winston-Salem and have four grandchildren.