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

Steven W. Sizemore

Board Chair 2020

Attorney, Sizemore McGee, PLLC


Zane Adams

Co-CEO, Buchi

Vickie Banks

VP of Human Resources, The Biltmore Company

Yolanda Bopp

Brandy Bowman


Joe Brumit

Brumit Restaurant Group

Annette Coleman

Retired, Vice President, Bank of America

Tonya Dalton

Owner, Inkwell Press

Shelia Elingburg

Past Board Chair (2018 - 2019)

Owner, Downing Place Management, LLC

Gary Foss

GFoss Consulting LLC

Charles Frederick

Market President, Western North Carolina, TD Bank

John Gossett

President, A-B Tech

Tate Groome

Vice President, Colton Groome, and Company

Richard B. Hurley

Retired, Square D Company

Pat Jackson

Controller Ingles Market, Inc.

Michael Kryzanek

Past Board Chair (2015)

Real Property Appraiser, NC Dept. of Transportation/Right of Way/Appraisal Section

Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Kryzanek Appraisal Services

David McCartney

General Manager, Hotel Arras

Anita Metcalf

Retired, A-B Tech Foundation

Robin Ramsey

Western Field Representative, Office of Senator Richard Burr

Lary Schulhof

Retired, Physician

Bill Sederburg

O'Neal Shelton

Owner, Your Source

Ann Skoglund

Broker, Beverly-Hanks & Associates

Ron Storto

Vice President of Hospitality, Biltmore Farms

Jared Wheatley

Whitney Whitson

Wells Fargo

Dirk Wilmouth

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