Fawn Weaver

Uncle Nearest | Nashville, TN

Fawn Weaver is a serial entrepreneur who has silently invested in real estate, tech and lifestyle brands for the past 23 years. Weaver is often active in her investments, serving in leadership capacities behind the scenes. She’s the co-founder of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, serving as chief historian and Chief Encouragement Officer. She is a TED speaker, as well as a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author who has appeared on popular radio, morning and talk television shows around the world. She’s been featured over a hundred times in publications from the Los Angeles Times to the USA Today to Chicago Tribune and New York Times.
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.