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Turning Loss into Legacy

Dan Smith Turns Loss into Legacy


Dan and Joellyn Smith were always strong proponents of helping those in need. They established the Smith Family Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas as a way to pay their prosperity forward. After Joellyn passed away from breast cancer, Dan approached us for guidance on how to honor her memory.Together we created the Joellyn Smith Fund for Breast Cancer Support and matched him with the Bridge Breast Network, which fit Dan’s vision to provide practical support to low-income uninsured women. Joellyn Smith made philanthropy a priority in her life. Thanks to her loving family and support from Communities Foundation of Texas, she is still giving back today.


Carolyn A. Newham, J.D.
Carolyn A. Newham, J.D.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

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