The African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference is funded in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please see our 2019 Sponsorship Activation Kit for details on sponsorship.

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors:

Lead Sponsors

University of North Carolina at Asheville logo


City of Asheville logo     Buncombe County Government logo


Mission Health logo

            WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition logo

Major Sponsors




North Carolina African American Heritage Commission logo



OLLI logo


Wilma Dykeman Legacy logo


Additional Major Sponsors include the McClure Fund and UNC Asheville's History Department.



       CoThink logo


Mountain BizWorks logo               YMI Cultural Center logo        Asheville City Schools Foundation logo


         Black Mountain College Museum logo


Additional Supporters include the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection at Appalachian State University.

If you would like to become a sponsor, please email darin@darinwaters.com.