Wes and Liz Stowers; Adam and Jenny Brock to be honored at Helen Ross McNabb Foundation’s Spirit Award Dinner

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn) Wes and Liz Stowers and Adam and Jenny Brock will be honored at the annual Spirit Award Dinner benefiting the Helen Ross McNabb Center. The event will be held Tuesday, April 2 at the Knoxville Convention Center, starting at 6:00 p.m. 

The Spirit Award Dinner began in 2004 to recognize individuals who have supported the efforts of the Helen Ross McNabb Center and have worked selflessly to improve their community as a whole. The Stowers and Brock families have made a long lasting impact on the East Tennessee community. Both families have volunteered their time and resources to various Knoxville non-profits and service organizations, including the Helen Ross McNabb Center.

Wes Stowers joined Stowers Machinery in 1988. In 1993, he became president of Stowers Machinery and currently serves as the company’s chairman. Wes has served on several business and charitable boards in the Knoxville community, including UT Medical Center and Emerald Youth Foundation. In addition, he sat on the Helen Ross McNabb Center’s Access to Care campaign committee. Liz Stowers is involved with the Alliance for Better Nonprofits and Leadership Knoxville, along with other organizations. She was a member of the Helen Ross McNabb Center board from 2007-2013 and served as the board chair from 2010-2011. She also served on the Center’s ChildNet East Tennessee campaign committee.

Adam Brock is an investment advisor and financial planner for Patriot Investment Management and, in addition to his membership in the Farragut Rotary Club, he has served as co-chairman of the Knoxville Challenger tennis tournament since it began in 2009. Jenny Brock serves on the Helen Ross McNabb Foundation board, co-chairs the Knoxville Challenger tournament and is serving on the board of the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee. Under their leadership, the Knoxville Challenger has raised more than $1.3 million to support Helen Ross McNabb Center services.

“The Brock and Stowers families continue to improve lives in the community through their dedication to serving those in need. Without the support of families like these, the McNabb Center would not have the ability to serve thousands of East Tennessee children and families facing mental illness, addiction and social challenges,” shared Jerry Vagnier, Helen Ross McNabb Center president and chief executive officer. “The Center’s work was started by a group of concerned citizens and continues today due to the same spirit and concern demonstrated by supporters the Stowers and Brock families.”

For tickets or more information, please visit mcnabbcenter.org or contact Lindsay Hughes, special events coordinator, at 865-329-9031 or lindsay.hughes@mcnabb.org.
The Helen Ross McNabb Center is a premier not‐for‐profit provider of behavioral health services in East Tennessee. Since 1948, the Center has provided quality and compassionate care to children, adults and families experiencing mental illness, addiction and social challenges. As the Center celebrates more than 70 years of providing services to communities in East Tennessee, its mission remains clear and simple; “Improving the lives of the people we serve.” For more information, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or call 865‐637‐9711. 


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