Smithstrong Foundation Fund Receives New Donation
WARSAW — Michelle (Smith) LeDrew Hansen, owner of Glam Boutique, presented the Kosciusko County Community Foundation with a donation representing proceeds from Glam’s 2022 Fashion Gala, which was held Nov. 3, 2022, for the Smithstrong Foundation Fund, a component fund of the Kosciusko County Community Foundation. The gift brought total gifts to the fund from friends and supporters from 2022 to today to $4,016.
The Smithstrong Foundation Fund was established in 2015 by Michelle (Smith) LeDrew Hansen and Ryan Smith in memory of their father, Charlie Smith, and brother, Scott Smith, who died in a plane crash on Oct. 2, 2015.
Charlie Smith was a successful business and community leader and had served as a longtime football coach for Tippecanoe Valley High School.
Scott Smith was a local attorney and past graduate and student athlete at Tippecanoe Valley High School.
The Smithstrong Foundation Fund helps Tippecanoe Valley High School’s athletic program recognize outstanding student athletes who exemplify the values demonstrated by Charlie and Scott Smith during their lifetimes.
The financial awards are presented at the high school’s May awards program and are used to assist athletes in obtaining higher education.
To date, the fund has awarded six grants to Tippecanoe Valley High School in support of these awards, with additional awards planned for this May.