Our Story

Since 1976 Etsell Inc. has provided charitable fundraising services to the Shrine Centers and several other charities. Over these 44 years we have conducted campaigns in 11 states for over 30 charities including 25 Shrine Centers netting over $35 million for those charities to date. Etsell continues to provide ever improving fundraising capabilities specifically designed for the Shrine Center. We continue to improve our software and telemarketing programs to keep pace with the times enhancing our social media and email marketing. Most of our business has come from referrals from our clients. The average length of contract is 22 years, and we have several 25-30 year clients with our longest serving + contract at 44 years.

Mr. Richard Etsell – Founder/Owner/CEO, Member of Kerbela Shrine Center, Associate Member of Egypt, Araba, Morocco and Bahia Shrine. Developed the core system we still use today. Semi-retired and enjoying life but remains available to corporate team for consultation.

Mr. Philip Jett – President, Member of Kerbela Shrine Center, Associate Member of Egypt, Araba, Morocco and Bahia Shrine. 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason Valley of Knoxville, Past Master of Oriental Lodge #453 F&AM Knoxville, TN currently serving as Trustee, Marshall and finance committee member as well as lecture instructor. President of the Masonic Temple Association, Knoxville, TN. Involved in every aspect of the business including new business contracts and overseeing operations.