About the Foundation: Board

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William Smith

A graduate of LaSalle University and the American Banking Association School of Real Estate Finance, William A. Smith has worked in the financial services industry for 35 years. At Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, his management responsibilities include the growth of community and economic development, CRA compliance initiatives for the Eastern Pennsylvaniaand Sothern New Jersey regions and oversight for more than $750 million in community development programs and initiatives. A native Philadelphian, Mr. Smith’s professional, civic and cultural affiliations include chairman of the Advisory Board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Philadelphia, past president of the Board of the Philadelphia Dance Company, member of the Ivy Legacy Foundation Board of Directors, an Executive Committee member of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition Board and member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Damon Williams
Board Chairman

Terry Stewart
Board Vice Chairman

Jeff Harleston
Treasurer

Kenneth Gamble
Secretary

Glen Barros
Jerry Blavat
Del Bryant
Charles Feldman
Iris Gordy
Brian Hall
Zach Horowitz
Octavius “Ted” Reid III
Bruce Resnikoff
Dr. Joseph Roberts
Claudette Robinson
Paul Shaffer
William Smith
Mike Stoller

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Marc Byers
Chuck D
Jim Fifield
Harvey Fuqua
Shawn Gee
Richard Hunt
Chuck Jackson
Jason King, Ph.D.
Mathew Knowles
Jerry Leiber
David Nathan
Bonnie Raitt
Gregory J. Reed, Esq.
Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown
Judy Tint, Esq.
Jeanie Weems
Louise West

CHAIRMEN EMERITUS

Jerry Butler
Kendall Minter, Esq.

DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Frances Preston

FOUNDING DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Howell E. Begle, Esq.

IN MEMORIAM

Ed Bradley
Ruth Brown
Ahmet Ertegun
Gerald Levert
Teddy Pendergrass