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Founded in 1999 as a social networking group for young professionals to benefit area non-profits, the Asheville Affiliates has grown to a community network of over 3,000 members.

Non-profits interested in working with the Asheville Affiliates should submit their applications in January each year. The Affiliates board of directors selects non-profit partners based on community need, organization size and viability, then schedules a fundraising event for each one. Affiliates board members assist in every step of the event planning process including budgeting, venue selection, securing sponsorships and marketing.

All Affiliates events follow a similar format–Thursday evening, $25 ticket covers food,beer, wine and entertainment. A raffle and silent auction raise additional funds.

ALL proceeds from fundraising events go directly to the non-profit partner.

The goal is to provide an affordable opportunity to support local non-profits, have fun and network. All events are open to the public ,and membership is free.

In the past 17 years,The Asheville Affiliates have raised over $500,000 for 65 non-profits.

To join, come to our next event and sign up for our e-newsletters.

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