Supporting the McNabb Center since 1972

Contact Foundation

The Helen Ross McNabb Foundation

200 Tech Center Drive Knoxville, TN 37912

Office: (865) 541-6684 Fax: (865) 541-6691

Foundation Staff

  • Jerry Vagnier
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  • McNabb Center CEO
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  • Houston Smelcer
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  • Vice President of Development & Government Relations
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Houston Smelcer oversees the Foundation’s staff and fundraising efforts from campaigns to events.

Howard Blum has worked for the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation for 12 years.

Amy manages volunteers at each of the Foundation’s fundraising events and oversees the Dear Santa program.

Pamela is the executive assistant for the Foundation and can be contacted for any Foundation-related inquiry.

Jessica oversees media and marketing for the Foundation and Center. For media inquiries, call 865-329-9095.

Lindsay oversees the Foundation’s Spirit Award Dinner, Big BBQ Bash and Russell Biven Sporting Clays Tournament

Amanda assists with volunteers at each of the Foundation’s fundraising events.

Rebecca manages the Foundation’s Beth Haynes 12 Days of Christmas Online Auction, Evening of Hope and Knoxville Challenger events.