Our Donors

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Adelaide Key

The Adelaide Key Endowed scholarship was established by the late Adelaide Key, community advocate and one of Asheville’s most influential philanthropists. Ms. Key was a prominent advocate of every cause from health care and secondary education to making a better...

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Advanced Superabrasives

Advanced Superabrasives was founded in 1993 as Advanced Tool, Inc in Asheville, North Carolina. In September of 2000 the company moved to their present location, just outside of Asheville, NC, in the town of Mars Hill, and to better describe what they manufacture,...

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American Association of University Women, Asheville Branch

The Asheville branch of AAUW traces its history from 1915 when sixteen local women college graduates organized what would locally become AAUW Asheville. Its work in Asheville has been ongoing and influential in the community, nation, and world, assisting women...

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ArvinMeritor (Meritor)

Meritor (formerly ArvinMeritor) is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance,...

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Asheville Latin Americans Achieving Success (ALAS)

“Asheville Latin Americans Achieving Success (ALAS) is a Latinx-led non-profit that develops Latinx leadership in Buncombe County and improves access to education through mentoring, training and scholarship.

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Bankers Insurance Group

Founded in 1976, Bankers Insurance Group has grown from a small local company to a diverse corporation with a hard-earned reputation for innovative insurance products and superior customer service. Bankers Insurance wants to recognize future like-minded students with...

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Bolton Construction Service

In 1925 William Bolton Sr. established W.E. Bolton Company for the purpose of installing and servicing coal-fired heating and commercial refrigeration systems for local dairies and meat packing plants. In early 2003, the Company added Stainless Steel Fabricators,...

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Candler Lions Club

The Candler Lions Club is a local civic organization dedicated to helping the community and those in need.

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Capt. Jeff Bowen Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Capt. Jeff Bowen, a 13-year veteran of the Asheville Fire Department, who gave his life in the service of others while searching for victims in a local building fire in 2011. This scholarship is awarded to students who...

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Children's Welfare League

The Children’s Welfare League has been in existence for over 90 years. Since its formation to the present there has always been one common purpose: to improve and enrich the lives and education of children in the Buncombe County area. ​In 2000 to celebrate its 75th...

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Deltec Homes

The company that eventually became Deltec Homes was founded by Clyde Kinser in 1955 as Kinser Home Insulation of Asheville. Today, Deltec specializes in primary family residences.

Dennis Hulsing

Dennis Hulsing

Dennis Hulsing is the primary contributor to the Hulsing Hotel Scholarship. A graduate from Kansas State University in 1985 with a degree in Business Administration Hulsing worked for Marriott from 1983 to 1991 in various capacities ending as an Area Manager. He...

Doug and Jean DeLoach Haldane

Doug and Jean DeLoach Haldane

Jean DeLoach Haldane and Douglas Haldane are the major contributors to the Edna and C.J. DeLoach Scholarship. Jean Haldane is a retired educator. She has taught at the elementary school level as well as teaching for 12 years in A-B Tech’s Compensatory Education...

Dr. and Mrs. Lary Schulhof

Dr. and Mrs. Lary Schulhof

Dr. Lary and Jan Schulhof are the primary contributors to the Jan and Lary Schulhof Endowed Scholarship which is awarded to a student enrolled in any Allied Health curriculum program. Dr. Schulhof practiced Neurosurgery in Asheville from 1975 – 2009. He is a member...

Dr. Don and Marjorie Locke

Dr. Don and Marjorie Locke

Dr. Don and Marjorie Locke established the Don and Marjorie Locke Endowed Scholarship in 2014. It is awarded to students enrolled in any curriculum program. Before his untimely death in 2016, Dr. Locke was a member of the A-B Tech Board of Trustees. He was the...

Dr. Joseph Fox

Dr. Joseph Fox

Dr. Joseph Fox is the primary contributor to the Hazel Fox Minority Student Entrepreneurship Scholarship. This scholarship was established in memory of his mother Hazel Fox. Dr. Fox is the former department chair of Business Administration at Asheville-Buncombe...

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Drs. Greg and Susan Braunstein

Drs. Greg and Susan Braunstein established the Drs. Greg and Susan Braunstein Scholarship Fund in 2018. Dr. Greg Braunstein, D.M.D. is a dentist specializing in Endodontics. Dr. Susan Braunstein is a retired Associate Professor of Communications at Barry University.

Dr. William Sabo

Dr. William Sabo

Dr. William Sabo, along with members of his family created the Theresa Sabo Endowed Nursing Scholarship in memory of his wife, Theresa who was a graduate of A-B Tech’s Nursing Program in 2000. Dr. Sabo is a retired Professor of Political Science at UNC Asheville. ...

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Elliott Family-Sunshine Chevrolet

Sunshine Chevrolet in Arden, NC, also serving Asheville, NC and Hendersonville, NC is proud to be an automotive leader in our area. Since opening it’s doors, Sunshine Chevrolet has kept a firm commitment to customers offering a wide selection of vehicles and hope to...

Ethan and Jacqueline Wingfield

Ethan and Jacqueline Wingfield

The Wingfield Scholarship for Promising Leaders was established with an initial donation from 28-year old Ethan Wingfield and his wife Jacqueline. Ethan is an A-B Tech alumnus who went on to graduate from Brown University. Wingfield says his goal was to establish a...

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Fred Anderson Nissan of Asheville

This scholarship was established in 2012. Fred Anderson Nissan has been in business since 1955. This scholarship provides financial support to students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program at A-B Tech.

French Broad River Garden Club

French Broad River Garden Club

The French Board River Garden Foundation, located in Asheville, NC, was chartered in 1927. The Garden Club is committed to promoting the conservation, development and intelligent use of the natural resources of North Carolina and elsewhere.

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Gene Haas Foundation

The Gene Haas Foundation was founded in 1999 by Gene Haas to fund the needs of the local community. Mr. Haas is the owner of Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools. This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the...

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Grace Joan Love Schneider

Grace Joan Love Schneider (1920-1999) was a ceramist and philanthropist. She was the daughter of Lillian and Everett Ketchum, a politically active Jacksonville, Fla., couple. Some of their well-known friends — Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover. The Grace Joan...

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Grove Park Inn- Omni Hotels Resorts

Generous donations were provided by the Grove Park Inn in honor of Elaine D. Sammons, who was the wife of Charles Sammons, who bought the historical Grove Park Inn in 1955. In the early 1980’s Elaine Sammons encouraged her husband to undertake a historical...

Jack and Carolyn Ferguson

Jack and Carolyn Ferguson

Jack and Carolyn Ferguson are the primary contributors to the Jack and Carolyn Ferguson Endowed Scholarship. It is awarded to students enrolled in the Nursing Degree program or Allied Health programs. Jack and Carolyn have been long-time friends of the college and...

Jerry Dave

Jerry Dave

Jerry Dave established the Joseph Dave Engineering Endowed Scholarship in memory of his father Joseph Dave founder of Dave Steel Company. Dave Steel Company was founded in 1929. It is a structural steel fabrication company with the main office located in...

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Jessie Copp Kramer/Hominy Valley Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of a respected educator, Jessie Copp Kramer, who taught in schools in Hominy Valley for many years. She also influenced many generations of young people in the community and like A-B Tech helped students realize their dreams.

Jim Oliver

Jim Oliver

Jim Oliver CEO and Founder of AvL Technologies established the AvL Technologies Endowed Scholarship in 2007. This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in any curriculum program. Mr. Oliver has 38+ years of experience in satellite antenna design and...

Joe and Janice Brumit

Joe and Janice Brumit

Joe and Janice Brumit are the primary contributors to the Joe and Janice Brumit Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the Hospitality Management program. Mr. Brumit began working in quick service restaurants in 1968 as a junior in...