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About The Foundation

 

The A-B Tech Foundation, housed within the Office of College Advancement, supports Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in all of its programs and activities to ensure that quality educational opportunities are available to its students, faculty and staff.

 

Support

The A-B Tech Foundation Supports students, faculty and staff success by providing financial support when other funds and resources are not necessarily available.

  • Scholarships

  • Lavender Fund - Supporting Single Parents

  • Student Emergency Funds

  • Mini Grants Supporting Professional Development

  • Areas of Greatest Need

 

Improve

We strive to strengthen educational opportunities for our students by providing up-to-date facilities and equipment to ensure high quality instruction in each of our programs.

  • Renovation and Expansion

  • Providing Industry Standard Technology and Equipment

 

Partner

We collaborate with area businesses, alumni and community members to create bridges of success for students.

  • In-Kind Donations

  • Event Sponsorships

  • Student Mentoring

  • Volunteer Programs Support

 

This past year the Foundation awarded 426 scholarships totaling over $500,000.  

 

For More Information

A-B Tech Community Foundation
340 Victoria Rd, (Simpson Administration Building Suite 121)
Asheville, NC 28801
828.398.7177
advancement@abtech.edu

 

The A-B Tech Foundation, housed within the Office of College Advancement, is a 501(c)(3) organization.
All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law. The Foundation has assets totaling over $7.5 million.

 


Board of Directors

Shelia Elingburg

Board Chair 2018

Owner, Downing Place Management, LLC

Pat Carver

Vice-Board Chair 2018

Area Executive, First Citizens Bank

K. Ray Bailey

President Emeritus, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Vickie Banks

VP of Human Resources, The Biltmore Company

Yolanda Bopp

Joe Brumit

Brumit Restaurant Group

Adam Charnack

Co-Owner, Hi Wire Brewing

Shea Cline

General Manager, Omni Grove Park Inn

Annette Coleman

Tonya Dalton

Owner, Inkwell Press

Jack R. Ferguson

Retired, Lowe’s

Charles Frederick

Market President, Western North Carolina, TD Bank

Tate Groome

Vice President, Colton Groome and Company

Richard B. Hurley

Retired, Square D Company

Pat Jackson

Controller, Ingles Market, Inc.

Dr. Dennis King

President, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Michael Kryzanek

Past Board Chair (2015)

Associate/Commercial Appraiser, CBRE Hotels

Province Valuation Group, Inc.

Thomas Maher

Pisgah Investments, LLC

Michael Meguiar

Asheville Plant Leader, GE Aviation

Anita Metcalf

Retired, A-B Tech Foundation

George Pfeiffer, Jr.

Robin Ramsey

Western Field Representative, Office of Senator Richard Burr

Mary Ann Rice

Senior Vice President, NC State Employees Credit Union

Lary Schulhof

Retired, Physician

O'Neal Shelton

Owner, Your Source

Oralene Simmons

Steven W. Sizemore

Attorney, Northup, McConnell & Sizemore, PLLC

Ann Skoglund

Broker, Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Ray Spells (Alumnus of A-B Tech)

Retired, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo

Ron Storto

Vice President of Hospitality, Biltmore Farms

Jared Vorontsova-Wheatley

Dirk Wilmouth

VP/CFO, A-B Tech

Patricia Wood

Vice President, Budweiser of Asheville, Inc.

Chris Young

Past Board Chair (2016-2017)

Clean Environments

Board Emeritus Members:

 

Kay Crews

Board Emeritus

John Ellis

Board Emeritus

Nancy B. Miller

Board Emeritus

 

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