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.

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.

Lindsey oversees the Spirit Award Dinner, Evening of Hope, Sunset Shenanigans, and the Beth Haynes 12 Days of Christmas Auction.

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

Kerrie oversees the McNabb Center Golf Tournament and Scenic City Sporting Clays.

Kerrie also manages all fundraising and capital campaigns in Hamilton County.

Faith oversees the Bob Kesling & Bert Bertelkamp Golf Tournament, Big BBQ Bash, Russell Biven Clayfest and the Knoxville Challenger.

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

Amanda assists with volunteers at each of the Foundation’s fundraising events and manages marketing on behalf of the Foundation.

Jessie manages volunteers at each of the Foundation’s fundraising events.