The African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference is funded in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Lead Sponsors

Buncombe County logo     City of Asheville logoMission Health logo

Additional Lead Sponsors include UNC Asheville Chancellor's Office and UNC Asheville Provost's Office.

Major Sponsors




North Carolina African American Heritage Commission logo



OLLI 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


Additional Supporters include the Wilma Dykeman Society.

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