Onnie Kirk founded the Family Foundation Fund in 1992 after seeing the plight of the fatherlessness affect urban and suburban communities in our cities. Onnie, was born in El Paso, Texas in 1950. He was blessed to grow up in a strong Christian family, where his father was pastor of the Unity Missionary Baptist Church for 48 years until his transition to Heaven in July 2012. Their father lived a life of faith and prayer. This legacy lives on today in the Kirk children. He comes from a legacy of five generations of gospel preachers and is currently an elder of Abundant Love Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee.
Onnie graduated from Texas Tech University. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he was employed by Southwestern Publishing Company where he was the first minority to advance to upper level management. In 1979, he coordinated the publishing of “Contemporary Black America.” In 1977, he married Margienell Elizabeth See. They have been blessed with eight children (5 sons and 3 daughters) and five grandchildren.
He has been an integral part of the prayer foundation for the family of faith in Nashville, TN. In 1994, he encouraged men to gather at the Ryman Auditorium/ War Memorial for an early morning prayer time for the region three times a year, based on the scriptural foundation of Exodus 23:17. These tri-annual prayer gatherings continued until 2004. On May 19, 1996, Proclamation Sunday, leaders in the city were called together to proclaim the word of God over the cities industries of; music, education, publishing, media, finance, medicine, religion, and the corporate sector. In 1998, leaders were invited to each quadrant of the city; North, South, East, and West to pray in the gates of the city. From 2000 – 2006 an annual pastors-intercessors prayer supper was held at Christ Church to bring the body of Christ together for a time of agreement in prayer.
Onnie has ministered throughout the United States and internationally. He has published works entitled “The Hamitic Call”and “Once We Were Family.”
His most recent book is “The Day Sonny Died,” in which he co-authored with his eldest child, M. Simone Boyd. It Is a fictional-truth vividly unfolding the truth of fatherlessness and the hope in knowing the eternal Father. Mr. Kirk resides in Nashville with his wife and eight children.
David G. McClellan co-founded Heritage Group, LLC [Nashville, TN] in 1986 and currently serves as Managing Director of the firm. Over the past 30 years, McClellan has served in numerous executive positions within the company’s portfolio of early stage companies many of which were started by Heritage. Today the company manages a $400M strategic venture capital fund in partnership with some of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations.
Mr. McClellan holds a BS from the University of Tennessee and a Master’s Degree in Hospital and Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia. He began his healthcare career as an associate administrator with Hospital Corporation of America in 1983. Mr. McClellan resides in his hometown of Nashville with his wife and three children. Mr. McClellan has been a faithful supporter of Family Foundation Fund where he has served on the board for 10 years, and actively worked to advance the mission of the organization in the Middle Tennessee community. In 2017, Mr. McClellan became the third Chairman of the Board for Family Foundation Fund.
Joe Hutts began his healthcare career working in administrative roles with large regional hospital systems. He then joined Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) where he held several roles, including Senior Vice President Operations with responsibility for some 90 HCA hospitals. He also helped HCA merge their Health Plans division into a joint venture with Equitable Life Assurance Society to form Equicor, a new managed care company, where he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Oficer. Mr. Hutt’s next move was to co-found PhyCor, a physician practice management company. As CEO, Mr. Hutts led the company from start-up to a publically traded company. Subsequent to PhyCor, Mr. Hutts co-founded and served as CEO of Surgis, an Ambulatory Surgery Company. It became the largest private ASC in the country and ultimately became a part of United Surgical Partners International. After the sale of Surgis, Mr. Hutts co-founded and served as CEO of BreatheAmerica a disease management company. He joined INtuitive Health in 2014 and serves as Executive Chairman. He holds a BA from Baylor University and a MBA from the University of Chicago. He has served on the board of directors for several public and private companies. Mr. Hutts has been an integral part of the growth and strategic planning for Family Foundation Fund where he had served as the Chairman of the Board for 19 years. In 2017, he transitioned his role to Co-Chairman and remains heavily involved in the organization’s mission and planning.
Chairman - David & Mary Catherine McClellan
Managing Director, Heritage Group
Vice-Chairman - Joe & Sandra Hutts
President & Founder, Legacy ER
Secretary - Andy & Barbara Sneed
President, Wasco Industries
Treasurer - Claude Blankenship
President, Blankenship CPA Group
Travis & Robin Dunn
Vice President, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Mike and Monica Harley
Onnie & Margienell Kirk
Executive Director, Family Foundation Fund
Brendan & Christina Donelson
Atlantic Union Bank
CEO, Daniel Bradley Matthews LLC
Susan Raridon Lambreth
Founding Principal, Law Vision
Open Skies Solutions
Pastor Scott & Julie Spence
Abundant Love Fellowship
Victor & Vickie Wharton
Metro Public Schools
Sam & Vicki Bartholomew
Ron & Barbie Doyle
Townes & Ellen Duncan
Wayne & Vickie Fleming
Harry & Jan Jacobson
Pastor David & Casey Long (Emeritus)
Pastor Gerald & Gennie Prior
Mike & Bobbi Sheppard
Malcolm & Pam White
Ed & Cindy Yarbrough