The WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition is a network of organizations dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion.  We bring people together to collectively support the professional development, engagement, and inclusion of multicultural people within the member organizations in Western North Carolina.  Below are our current members.  For more information on how your current organization can become a member, click here.


Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, a not -for -profit based in Asheville, NC. The mission is building community through business. The staff of 45 works with over 1,800 businesses, organizations and coalitions toward common goals of supporting the community and fellow businesses.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College ("AB-Tech") with a student body of some 27,000 students and a faculty and staff of 1,100, inspires, nurtures and empowers students, employees and the community toward a better quality of life through progressive teaching, bold innovation and supportive collaboration.

Buncombe County (the "County") with a population of some 247,000 people and 1,200 employees has a mission to promote a healthy, safe, well-educated, and thriving community with a sustainable quality of life and an effective and efficient government our citizens can trust.

The City of Asheville (the "City") with a population of some 87,000 people and staff of 1,200, has a mission promoting "Our Quality of Service, Your Quality of Life while upholding the core values of: Continuous Improvement, Integrity, Diversity, Safety and Welfare, and Excellent Service."

Mission Health System ("Mission") is a not-for profit based in Asheville, North Carolina with a staff of over 10,000.  Mission is the state's sixth-largest health system and the region's only not-for-profit, independent community hospital system governed and managed exclusively in Western North Carolina.

Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc. ("MAHEC"), with a staff of 600, is a not-for-profit organization located in Asheville, North Carolina, serving a sixteen county region in Western North Carolina to address national and state concerns with the supply, retention and quality of health professionals.

The University of North Carolina at Asheville ("UNC Asheville"), located in Asheville, North Carolina, with a population of approximately 3,600 students and 700 employees, is one of seventeen constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina, a North Carolina constitutionally mandated, legislative, created agency of the State of North Carolina.   N.C. Const. Art. IX,§ 8; N.C.G,S, §§ i16--1 through 116-260.