Co-Founder Richard Smith surrounded by his children Amy, Rob, and Deb, who serve as Foundation Co-Chairs.


We are a private family foundation awarding grants of approximately $14 million a year.

We believe in engaged, multigenerational family philanthropy as a means to have greater impact and to honor our family’s philanthropic legacy.

Left to right: (seated) Amy Smith Berylson, Richard Smith; (standing) Robert Smith, Debra Smith Knez

Trustees

Three generations of the Smith family serve together as Trustees of the Foundation.

Richard A. Smith

Co-Founder,
Chair Emeritus

Amy Smith Berylson

Co-Chair

Debra Smith Knez

Co-Chair

Robert Smith

Co-Chair

James Berylson
John Berylson
Jennifer Berylson Block
Jonathan Block
Elizabeth Berylson Katz
Robert Katz
Andrew Knez
Jessica Knez
Dana Smith
Madeleine Smith
Ryan Smith

Susan F. Smith*

Co-Founder
*of blessed memory

Staff

Lynne J. Doblin

Executive Director

Amy Hampe

Program Officer,
Community Giving

Marjorie Ringrose, PhD

Senior Program Officer,
Education

David Rubinstein

Office and Grants Administrator

Shanna Shulman, PhD

Senior Program Officer,
Health and Medical Research