Community Involvement

The RK team is dedicated to giving back.

Rather & Kittrell is committed to the East Tennessee community. We believe it is critical to make an impact locally and nationally, both in our industry and our community.

RK is made up of board members, volunteers, coaches, cub scout leaders, teachers, outdoor enthusiasts, and much more. We value the contributions our people give to our firm and we encourage and celebrate the time and talents they give in our communities. 

Our team devotes many service hours, in addition to financial resources, to a number of worthy causes each year.

Please see below to learn more about some of the local charities and organizations that we choose to support.

Our Organizations


Tennessee Theatre

Opened in 1928, Tennessee Theater allows local groups to occupy the space and hosts special events throughout the year. The historic venue provides education and outreach programs for members of the community.

ETVMA East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association

ETVMA honors East Knoxville veterans who have served since World War I. They educate and inspire veterans and their families through the memorial and program.

Knoxville Leadership Foundation

KLF is a Christian organization, connecting at-risk youths, temporarily homeless people, and impoverished individuals with mentors, jobs, homes and other resources through their programs.

Emerald Youth Foundation

EYF is a Christian 501 (c) organization that educates children and prepares them to become community leaders.

Boy Scouts of America; Treasurer and Board Member

BSA is a youth organization that prepares children and teens to make ethical and moral choices throughout their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of Scout Oath and Scout Law.

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

ETCH is a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center that strives to improve the health of children through exceptional comprehensive care, education, and wellness.

Christian Academy of Knoxville

CAK is a Christian School in Knoxville. It was established in 1975 and continues to foster strong education for students with a faith focus.

Willayne Towe Christian Foundation

The Willayne Towe Christian Foundation was founded by Willayne Towe with the desire to provide financial backing to faith-based non-profits.

Long Range Planning Committee of Broadway Baptist Church in Maryville

BBC Maryville is a Christian community that educates and prepares its members for ministry, uniting the community through worship and missionary experiences.

The Salvation Army, Blount County

Salvation Army is a Christian organization that has been supporting Americans through a range of social services for over 130 years. Together they respond to community needs.

The Marine Corps Association, Quantico, Virginia

MCA of Quantico Virginia supports the national member-based organization dedicated to educating, recognizing, and enabling future Marines.

Blount County Audit Committee, Blount County Government, Maryville, TN

The Blount County Audit Committee serves citizens by reviewing the externally conducted audits of local government functions such as the hospital, the county schools and the local government itself.

Cubscouts Pack 16 serving as Cubmaster

Cub Scouts is a youth organization offering mentorship, educational, and leadership opportunities to instill moral and ethical decision-making skills in young people.

Loudon County Education Foundation

LCEF provides financial support to educational institutions, students, and teachers with participation from the community.

Leadership Loudoun County Alumni Association

LLC is a community-based leadership program, developing and educating current and future leaders through community relationships.

Committee of 100 LC

Committee of 100 LC is a community organization working to improve the area for all who live, occupy, work, and pass through it.

Loudon County Chamber of Commerce

LLCC unites community leaders, individuals, and organizations to advocate for civic and commercial progress by supporting local businesses and hosting events.

Knoxville Smokies 10U Baseball Team

The Knoxville Smokies 10U Baseball is an independent baseball team playing local and regional baseball tournaments. The team is made up of West Knoxville kids and parents who enjoy watching their kids play sports together.

East Tennessee CFA Society

ETCFAS is an organization for local investment professionals educating the public about CFA and connecting members through their global network.

Junior Achievement: “Our City”

“Our City” is an educational organization, introduces students to financial literacy, financial management, and the characteristics of their city.

Girls Inc. Knoxville

Girls Inc. helps girls realize their potential and exercise their rights by teaching them healthy living, providing academic enrichment, building life skills and offering scholarships.

United Way of Greater Knoxville

United Way is a citizens’ action organization that works to understand local needs, mobilize volunteers, and raise awareness and money to improve community lives.

The First Tee of Knoxville

First Tee is a World Golf Foundation initiative helping young people set and achieve goals, respond to challenges, and develop positive values through golf.

Cancer Support Community of East TN

CSCET provides a supportive community for those facing cancer and their loved ones by offering complimentary support groups, workshops, and wellness classes.

Volunteer East TN

Volunteer East Tennessee is a United Way of Greater Knoxville program connecting community volunteers to nonprofit organizations.

Simply Smart-KTVAECU Foundation for Education

Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union partners with schools throughout the year to provide resources and support for classroom needs and projects.
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Knoxville Family Justice Center

Knoxville Family Justice Center serves domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse victims by providing co-located services for the victims and their children.

Maryville Vineyard Church

Maryville Vineyard Church is a community of Christians striving to support each other and love Jesus. They have missionary programs throughout the year to help communities in need.