Gathering Postponement & COVID19 FAQs

The Appalachia Funders Network Gathering has been postponed until April 2021 in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Below is the need-to-know information as it relates specifically to the Gathering.

  • Location: Unchanged - Dollywood DreamMore Resort.  
  • Funder Response to COVID19 Virtual Meeting: On April 15, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. we will host an interactive Zoom meeting to 
  • Group Meetings: Each group will meet virtually on April 14th, 2020 via Zoom. Group coordinators will be in touch in the coming days with exact times and calendar invites.
  • Tickets: Your ticket will automatically be refunded as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience as we process the refunds. The ticketing company has a large backlog of refunds as thousands of events are simultaneously being cancelled.
  • Hotel Rooms: The DreamMore Resort WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY CANCEL YOUR ROOM! To make changes, move, transfer your booking or cancel your room call the hotel directly at 1-800-365-5996.

Questions: Please email with any additional questions or concerns. 


Frequently Asked Questions: 

  • How will the spread of COVID 2019 affect the AFN Gathering?


      • Due to the spread of COVID19, the AFN Steering Committee transformed the Gathering into a Virtual Mini-Conference. We are consistently monitoring the situation and taking advice from various health experts. We are following the latest CDC and WHO information


  • How widespread is COVID 2019 in Central Appalachia?


      • Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global health pandemic. There are outbreaks in several U.S. cities, including Seattle and New York and many other cases across the country, including in Appalachia. ARC has an updated map tracking cases across the region.

Visit the Appalachia Funders Network resource page for more information.

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  • Alena Klimas
    published this page 2020-03-13 15:38:26 -0400