Helen Ross McNabb Center receives donation from Nationwide Private Client and TIS Insurance Services

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Helen Ross McNabb Center received a $5,000 Partners in Giving donation from Nationwide Private Client in honor of TIS Insurance Services. The money will help support Therapeutic Preschool, a 10-week intensive outpatient program for children ages 4-6 who have experienced a traumatic event, such as abuse or neglect.

Private Client is Nationwide's personal lines carrier focused on the affluent market. Its appointed independent agents are offered an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others with charitable donations in their local communities through the Partners in Giving program.

“Partners in Giving provides our agency partners with opportunities for us to make charitable donations on their behalf — helping them give back to the communities where they live and work,” stated Jim Pedersen, president, Nationwide Private Client. “This form of giving is foundational to our culture and integral to our success. It is a constant reminder that, in our efforts to serve our clients, we are also generating meaningful support for local communities.”

“TIS is honored to participate in the Partners in Giving program, as our company has a long tradition of supporting local charities,” said Don Wake, president, TIS Insurance Services. “We are proud to support Therapeutic Preschool, as it is the only program in Tennessee that addresses the impact of childhood trauma on young children.”

“We provide children with a positive, structured environment and individualized expectations to help build resiliency and coping skills, and we train parents to help enhance brain stimulation and bonding,” said Houston Smelcer, vice president of development and government relations, Helen Ross McNabb Center. “The generous support from Nationwide Private Client and TIS Insurance enables us to deliver needed services, regardless of the family’s ability to pay, and makes a difference in the lives of children who are healing from trauma.”

To date, Private Client has contributed $765,000 to organizations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Michigan, Missouri, Texas, Tennessee and Washington through the Partners in Giving program. Private Client has committed an additional $266,000 for further charitable donations.

About Helen Ross McNabb Center

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.

About TIS Insurance Services

TIS Insurance Services, an independent, privately-owned insurance agency headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., has been serving more than 6,000 individuals and businesses across 48 states since 1945.

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