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.

Change Leader Sponsor

WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition logo

Social Determinants of Health Sponsor

Dogwood Health Trust logo              Buncombe County Government of North Carolina logo       

Emerging Issues Sponsor

Blue Ridge Public Radio logo               The City of Asheville logo

Community Engagement Sponsors

North Carolina African American Heritage Commission        Explore Asheville logo      


Jackson County Branch of the

NAACP logo               Self Help Credit Union logo


Additional Community Engagement Sponsors include Amy Mandel

Friend of the Conference


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