News

East Tennessee Foundation Welcomes Sevier County Community Fund as an Affiliate

12/1/2016

Knoxville, TN Thanks to the generosity of local community businesses and leaders for the creation of the Sevier County Community Fund (SCCF). Due to efforts of Ole Smoky Moonshine, Greenbrier Campground, The Village in Gatlinburg, Yee-Haw Brewing, and Parkside Cabin Rentals, Sevier County has joined many other East Tennessee counties as an affiliate fund of East Tennessee Foundation (ETF). The SCCF will address current grantmaking needs resulting from the devastating fires which left much to be restored, as well as to position for future community needs.

Joe Baker contacted former Chief Justice Gary Wade to learn how best to help his community and people. “Ole Smoky was fortunate to encounter no damage from the fire…we want to help restore our community to welcome neighbors and tourists back.” Chief Justice Wade encouraged working with ETF to establish an endowed fund which will help not only now but in perpetuity, addressing restoration and relief needs now as well as future community needs.

Mike McClamroch, ETF CEO & President, shared his pleasure, ”It is an honor to work with Joe and others from Sevier County to establish this fund. Contributors will experience their gifts supporting critical and current needs while at the same time, developing a foundation for addressing future community opportunities.”

Several funds have been established to address the multitude of needs facing Sevier County. The Sevier County Community Fund with ETF is different from most others as it will exist for decades to come, positioning to grow funds for future grantmaking. A local advisory board is being formed and this group of community leaders will assist to both stimulate additional contributions as well as identify best grantmaking needs and opportunities.

To make a contribution to the Sevier County Community Fund, visit https://etf.givingfuel.com/sevier-county-community-fund. You can make checks payable to East Tennessee Foundation with "SCCF" in the memo line and mail to:
East Tennessee Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Drive, Suite 1101
Knoxville, TN 37902

GIVE NOW to the Sevier County Community Fund

Back to News Listing