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.
- Lavender Fund - Supporting Single Parents
- Student Emergency Funds
- Mini Grants Supporting Professional Development
- Areas of Greatest Need
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
- Student Mentoring
- Volunteer Programs Support
This past year the Foundation awarded 426 scholarships totaling over $500,000.
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.
Steven W. Sizemore
Board Chair 2020
Attorney, Sizemore McGee, PLLC
VP of Human Resources, The Biltmore Company
Dr. Joseph Barwick
Interim President, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Brumit Restaurant Group
Retired, Vice President, Bank of America
Owner, Inkwell Press
Past Board Chair (2018 - 2019)
Owner, Downing Place Management, LLC
GFoss Consulting LLC
Market President, Western North Carolina, TD Bank
Vice President, Colton Groome and Company
Richard B. Hurley
Retired, Square D Company
Controller, Ingles Market, Inc.
Past Board Chair (2015)
Real Property Appraiser, NC Dept. of Transportation/Right of Way/Appraisal Section
Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Kryzanek Appraisal Services
General Manager, Hotel Arras
Retired, A-B Tech Foundation
Western Field Representative, Office of Senator Richard Burr
Owner, Your Source
Broker, Beverly-Hanks & Associates
Vice President of Hospitality, Biltmore Farms
VP/CFO, A-B Tech
Board Emeritus Members:
Nancy B. Miller