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.



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



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



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

  • In-Kind Donations
  • Event Sponsorships
  • Annual Sponsorships
  • Alumni Business Network


This past year the Foundation awarded over 400 scholarships totaling over $500,000.


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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

Charles Frederick

Board Chair 2022-2023

Market President, Western North Carolina, TD Bank


Zane Adams

Co-CEO, Buchi

Vicki Banks

CHRO, The Biltmore Company

Yolanda Bopp

Retired, Pisgah Legal Services

Tim Bramley

Vice President, Dewey Property Advisors

Brandy Bowman

MAHEC - Asheville

Joe Brumit

Brumit Restaurant Group

Anthony Cerrato

Owner, Strada Italiano

Annette Coleman

Retired, Vice President, Bank of America

Shelia Elingburg

Past Board Chair (2018 - 2019)

Retired, Business Owner

Kristy Elliott

Dealer, Sunshine Chevrolet

Gary Foss

GFoss Consulting LLC

John Gossett

President, A-B Tech

William Hoffman

Superintendent, Madison County Schools

Richard B. Hurley

Retired, Square D Company

Victoria “Vic” Isley

President and CEO, Explore Asheville

Matt Kern

President, Kern Contracting, Inc

Mike Kryzanek

Past Board Chair (2015)

VP of Business Development, Explore Asheville

David McCartney

General Manager, Hotel Arras

Anita Metcalf

Retired, A-B Tech Foundation

Beverly Miller

Retired, EMS

Tony Palazzo

Retired, National Wiper Alliance

Meg Ragland

Co-Founder and President, Plum Print

Robin Ramsey

Western Field Representative, Office of Senator Thom Tillis

Lary Schulhof

Retired, Physician

Bill Sederburg

Retired, Commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education

O'Neal Shelton

Owner, Your Source

Steve Sizemore

Past Board Chair

Attorney, Sizemore McGee, PLLC

Ann Skoglund

Broker, Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Ron Storto

Hospitality Adjunct Instructor, A-B Tech

Whitney Whitson

Commercial Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Commercial Banking

Dirk Wilmoth

VP/CFO, A-B Tech



Board Emeritus Members

Kay Crews

Board Emeritus

John Ellis

Board Emeritus

Jack Ferguson

Board Emeritus

Nancy B. Miller

Board Emeritus

Ray Spells

Board Emeritus