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 in 2018


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

Amy Smith Berylson


Debra Smith Knez


Robert Smith


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

Richard A. Smith*

Chair Emeritus

Susan F. Smith*


*of blessed memory


Lynne J. Doblin

Executive Director

Amy Hampe

Program Officer,
Community Giving

Marjorie Ringrose, PhD

Senior Program Officer,

David Rubinstein

Office and Grants Administrator

Shanna Shulman, PhD

Senior Program Officer,
Health and Medical Research