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“Evening of Hope” event returns to honor Don & Penney Rogers

The 2021 Evening of Hope dinner returns on Thursday, August 12 at The Country Club in Morristown to honor Don and Penney Rogers. This event benefits McNabb Center programming and services in Hamblen County. 

Don came to Morristown from new Jersey and established Rogers Petroleum in 1980. Since then, the company has grown into the leading petroleum wholesale distributor within the Southeastern market. Personally, and professionally, the Rogers family is committed to supporting the local community.

“Don and Penney embody the McNabb Center’s mission; improving the lives of the people we serve,” said Sharon Reid, McNabb Center’s senior director of Hamblen County services. “They have been long supporters of the Center and the entire Morristown community and they make a positive impact on our work.”

The McNabb Center’s clinic in Morristown offers numerous services, including mental health care for children, families and adults; intensive outpatient substance use treatment for adults and adolescents; pre-arrest diversion programming, which includes the Jail to Work program and Crisis Intervention Team training; recovery housing; a Crisis Stabilization Unit; and the Youth Emergency Shelter.

For ticket information, please contact Beth Farrow at (865) 329-9030 or beth.farrow@mcnabb.org.

The McNabb Center is the region’s leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual’s “Well Mind, Well Being,” we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood. Since 1948, the Center has proudly served individuals with the most needs and fewest resources. Today, the McNabb Center delivers support to more than 30,000 people throughout East Tennessee each year. For more information, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or call 1-800-255-9711.

Helen Ross McNabb Foundation welcomes new board members and officers for 2021-2022

 Houston Smelcer, vice president of development and government relations, welcomes new board members and officers to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Newly appointed 2021-2022 McNabb Foundation board members:

Anne Lantry
President, Lantry Family Foundation

Mike Fishman
Citizen Tribune

Davis Overton
White Realty
Senior Vice President Real Estate 

Clair Speight
Community Volunteer

Chris Devaney
Founding partner, The Poplar Group

2021-2022 McNabb Foundation Board of Directors elected officers:

Ashley White, Chair
Community Volunteer

David Ownby, Chair-Elect
Former CFO, Regal Entertainment Group

Lucy Hand, Secretary
Community Volunteer

Ford Little, Treasurer
Partner, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter

David Wedekind, Past Chair
Of Counsel, Hodges Doughtry & Carson
Owner, Balter Beerworks

Since its founding in 1972, the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation has worked diligently to support the work of the McNabb Center. In addition to providing leadership and direction, the Foundation’s staff and multi-member volunteer board actively raises, holds and invests funds on behalf of the Center. Funds raised by the Foundation over the past nearly 50 years have contributed greatly toward the stability and growth of the Center. For more information, visit www.mcnabbfoundation.org or call 865-541-6684.

About the McNabb Center

The McNabb Center is the region’s leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual’s “Well Mind, Well Being,” we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood. Since 1948, the Center has proudly served individuals with the most needs and fewest resources. Today, the McNabb Center delivers support to more than 30,000 people throughout East Tennessee each year. For more information, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or call 1-800-255-9711.

Russell Biven hosts Clayfest to “Pull!” for a good cause

The community is invited to support the 2021 Russell Biven Clayfest on Friday August 6 & Saturday August 7 at Chilhowee Sportsman’s Club in Blount County.

Russell Biven hosts the tournament to benefit mental health, substance use and social services in East Tennessee provided by the McNabb Center. Russell spends time during the event speaking to participants and partaking in the activities. 

Clayfest includes two flights on Friday and a morning flight on Saturday. Participants receive lunch from Dead End BBQ, a goody bag, an event t-shirt and use of a golf cart. Individual and team prizes are awarded after each flight. 

Russell invites participants and volunteers to come out and support the Center.

“Clayfest is especially important this year as the need for mental health services continues to grow,” Russell said. “Come join us in busting some clays for an excellent cause.”

Volunteers can sign up online and will receive at-shirt and lunch. To sponsor the event or register a team, call Lindsay Hughes at (865) 329-9031 or visitwww.mcnabbfoundation.org.

Russell Biven Clayfest is presented by Cherokee Distributing in memory of Herb Ogle, a longtime friend and supporter of the McNabb Center. Herb was active in the Russell Biven Clayfest and served as an event committee member for many years. 

The McNabb Center is the region’s leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual’s “Well Mind, Well Being,” we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood. Since 1948, the Center has proudly served individuals with the most needs and fewest resources. Today, the McNabb Center delivers support to more than 30,000 people throughout East Tennessee each year. For more information, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or call 1-800-255-9711.