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

Annette Coleman
Board Chair 2023-2024
Retired, Vice President, Bank of America
Gary Foss
Vice Chair
GFoss Consulting LLC
Dr. Bill Sederburg
Retired, Commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education
Dan Anderson
Commercial Relationship Manager, Western NC, First Horizon Bank
Elizabeth Bailey
Business Growth Strategy Senior Manager, Wells Fargo
Vicki Banks
CHRO, The Biltmore Company
Yolanda Bopp
Retired, Pisgah Legal Services
Brandy Bowman
Continuing Education Planner, MAHEC - Asheville
Daniel Bradshaw
Vice-President, Cornerstone Advisors, LLC
Anthony Cerrato
Owner, Strada Italiano
Shelia Elingburg
Past Board Chair (2018 - 2019)
Retired, Business Owner
Kristy Elliott
Dealer, Sunshine Chevrolet
Charles Frederick
Past Board Chair (2022 - 2023)
Market President, Western North Carolina, TD Bank
John Gossett
President, A-B Tech
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
Jane Maney
RPh, PIC, Prescription Pad Pharmacy, Weaverville
David McCartney
General Manager, Hotel Arras
Anita Metcalf
Retired, A-B Tech Foundation
Tony Palazzo
General Manager, National Wiper Alliance
Meg Ragland
Co-Founder and President, Plum Print
Robin Ramsey
Regional Representative, Office of Senator Thom Tillis
Dr. Lary Schulhof
Retired, Physician
O'Neal Shelton
Owner, Your Source
Steve W. Sizemore
Past Board Chair
Attorney, Sizemore McGee, PLLC
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