Uncle Nearest | Nashville, TN
Weaver has served on the executive boards of Slavery No More, MEND Poverty, and is the founder of the Nearest Green Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to shining a spotlight on the first known African-American master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green. She is currently overseeing 12 projects all related to honoring Green, with her favorite among them being the Nearest Green Legacy scholarship which provides full tuition and books for all Green descendants in college. Currently, there are seven Legacy scholarship recipients attending universities across the U.S.─from Texas A&M to the University of Missouri to Auburn University─with that number expected to increase exponentially in the years ahead. The Legacy Scholarship extends to not only each recipient’s undergraduate but also their graduate degrees. The first recipient graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee in May 2018 and is headed to the University of Louisiana to pursue her graduate studies in the fall. The Nearest Green Foundation is funded by proceeds from sales of Uncle Nearest Whiskey.