Thank you for considering a donation to the UNC Asheville Center for Diversity Education. Your donation helps support future programming, resources, and opportunities further promote our vision and mission at UNC Asheville, K-12 WNC districts and general community. Online donations, including automatic draft, may be made below.

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Examples of past programming:

Me2We Social Justice Youth Leadership Program

The Asheville Student Committee on Racial Equality (ASCORE) students were 15-18 when they worked for the desegregation of Asheville in 1960-65. Me2We is the youth leadership development project based on the ASCORE model. 85-95 students participate each year from a number of community cohorts including the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy, AVID with Asheville City Schools, MANOS Youth with Children First, The Jewish Community Center Camp Ruach, and the YMCA Leaders. The biggest expenses are the student leader stipends and food for 100+ people, which total about $5,000 each year.


The CDE has 12 traveling exhibits that share the stories of our mountain home. The most recent exhibit, Health Care Parity: Bending the Arc for Equity in Buncombe County, was funded through the sponsorship of Buncombe County Government, Care Partners, and Mission Health. Each exhibit costs approximately $7,000-$10,000 to research, design, and print.

May I sponsor a special project?

On occasion, philanthropists have approached the CDE with amazing opportunities that reflect the values of the donor and of CDE. If this is of interest to you, please give us a call at 828.350.4583.