The WCMS Development Council

To view a list of Development Council members, please click here.



The purpose of the WCMS Foundation Development Council is to:

  1. Increase annual fund support from new and existing supporters.
  2. Help WCMS discover new sources of financial support, primarily from individuals and companies.
  3. Increase sponsorship and advertising support from new and existing companies.

The purpose of this financial support is to:

  • Support Project Access®, a network of primary care homes and specialty referrals providing free acute care health services to low-income uninsured patients in Buncombe County;
  • Provide free, on-site interpreter services in physician offices for low-income, uninsured patients in Project Access;
  • Offer low- to no-cost medications and durable medical equipment prescribed by physicians for low-income, uninsured patients in Project Access;
  • Provide case management, chronic disease self management training, and wellness services to low-income uninsured patients in Project Access to facilitate effective use of the safety net system;
  • Support the Endowment and its grants to fund diverse health improvement programs for Buncombe County residents;
  • Support the operations of the Foundation through sponsorships and advertising funding streams. Please visit this page to view the most current Sponsorship Publication.
  • Support the Foundation’s health parity programs and collaborations, including the WNC Interpreter Network, Minority Medical Mentoring Program and the Dr. Charles Blair Health Parity Scholarship Fund. Please visit this page to learn more about these programs.


The Development Council shall consist of 15-20 members who shall serve a minimum term of one year. The term of service is renewable upon mutual consent of the chair and member. Members will complete a personal contract each year to guarantee the WCMS Foundation of their participation and support on the Council.  Development Council members are asked to provide annual financial support to the WCMS Foundation.