KOSCIUSKO — Kosciusko County Community Foundation was recently presented with a $1,200 donation to benefit The Smithstrong Foundation Fund. The donation was presented by Glam owner Michelle Smith LeDrew. The donation represented proceeds, after expenses, from Flight #G3 The Fashion Gala, Glam’s 3rd anniversary fundraiser for the Smithstrong Foundation Fund. The event was held on Nov. 2,.
The Smithstrong Foundation Fund is a component fund of the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. The fund was established by Michelle Smith LeDrew and Ryan Smith in memory of their father, Charlie Smith, and their brother, Scott Smith, who passed away in a plane crash.
The fund annually distributes a grant to Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation to allow them to recognize outstanding student athletes at Tippecanoe Valley High School, who exemplify the values that Charlie and Scott demonstrated in their daily lives. Charlie was a long-time football coach for TVHS and Scott was a talented student athlete at TVHS.
Glam is a boutique located in downtown Warsaw that offers trendy, classic and specialty clothing and accessories for women. The Flight #G3 event, hosted by Glam, was held at the Warsaw Municipal Airport this year and featured a runway fashion show, buffet, cocktails, music, and tributes to Charlie and Scott Smith. Event partners were One Ten Craft Meatery, My Simple Soiree Event Planning and J Three Salon. Event sponsors were Bowers Jewelry, Scott Lennox Attorney at Law, Brian Peterson Group, Lake City Bank, Silveus Insurance Group, Paragon Medical, Bartel Printing Co., Inc., Grossnickle Eye Center, Vein Institute & Med Spa and the Tuinstra Family.
Since 1968, Kosciusko County Community Foundation, Inc. has helped donors achieve their charitable dreams. The Community Foundation is a public charity that grants over $2 million annually in the areas of education, health, arts and culture, recreation, civic projects, environment and human services. Gifts made to the Community Foundation are tax-deductible.