The Tellico Community Foundation, an affiliate fund of East Tennessee Foundation, set a goal to aid in Our PLACE’s success and to fulfill the Foundation’s commitment to supporting seniors in need in Loudon and Monroe counties, as well as surrounding communities. To that end, the Foundation has donated one acre of land to be used as the location for the facility.

Envisioned as a community-wide initiative, a number of churches, service organizations, clubs, businesses, and locales are joining Our PLACE’s list of supporters:

The Day Center will be staffed by two permanent employees—a Center Director and a Program Manager—along with part-time employees and a team of trained and supervised volunteers. All staff members will receive initial and ongoing training as required by the State.

Executive Director
                  Celia Gruzalski

                       Jim Dezzutti - Chairman
                   Jim Huntzicker - Vice Chairman
                       Dale Polewach - Treasurer
                        Heather Rhymes - Secretary

                            Members at Large

                                   Cara Ford                
                   Ginny Ranck             Bill Taylor
                   Cynthia Rogers         John Weaver
                   Jim Self                   Virginia Zorovich

                     Our Advisory Council

         Buddy Bradshaw                  Mitch Ingram

         Tony Aikens                        Jeff Harris

         Chris Wampler                    Barbara Levin