The Smith Family Foundation

The secret of living is giving.

The Foundation

The Smith Family Foundation was established in 1995 by Gale and Laura Smith with the intention of helping local nonprofits who share Gale and Laura’s passion to help and serve those in need in the community. Gale and Laura are passionate about a number of causes, namely those that help and support the needs of children in the Greater Cincinnati area. They are keenly aware that most of these nonprofits lack the time and money to organize fundraisers and grow the necessary capital to cover operating expenses. Gale would much rather these organizations spend their time doing what they do best: helping children. So he committed himself to finding ways to donate, give, and raise money to help each charity succeed. In 2010, Gale began the Charity Ball Drop, as a way to help charities and organizations quickly and efficiently come together to raise money for their organization. Gale and the Smith Family Foundation ultimately are committed to:


  • Raising awareness of the issues that our nonprofit communities address
  • Shining the light of their good works
  • Helping them do their work better
  • Helping them in their ministry
  • Serving our nonprofit community in way they need

The Secret of Living is Giving