Supporting the McNabb Center since 1972

Contact Foundation

Helen Ross McNabb Foundation
200 Tech Center Drive Knoxville, TN 37912
Office: (865) 541-6684
Fax: (865) 541-6691

Foundation Staff

  • Mona Blanton-Kitts
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  • McNabb Center President & CEO
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  • Houston Smelcer
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  • Vice President of Development & Government Relations
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Houston Smelcer manages the Foundation’s staff and fundraising efforts from campaigns to events.

Howard Blum has been employed with the Foundation for 14 years and assists with the Knoxville Challenger.

Amy oversees Dear Santa and Christmas inย  July, in addition to managing volunteers at each of the Foundation’s fundraising events.

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

Heather is the director of community relations for the McNabb Center and manages the Center’s media and marketing needs.

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

Rebecca oversees the Spirit Award Dinner, Bob Kesling & Bert Bertelkamp Golf Tournament, Big BBQ Bash, Russell Biven Clayfest, Evening of Hope, Sunset Shenanigans, Knoxville Challenger, and the Beth Haynes 12 Days of Christmas Auction.

Rebecca also manages marketing and media on behalf of the Foundation. For media inquiries, please contact (865) 299-2953.

Faith assists in coordinating the Knoxville and Blount county special events.