Smith, a Certified Public Accountant, joined the Endowment in 2006. She holds a Master of Accountancy from UNC Charlotte, where she also earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history. Previously at the Endowment, Smith served as a financial and program analyst.
Based in Charlotte, N.C., and established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke, The Duke Endowment is a private foundation that strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits. Since its founding, it has awarded more than $3.6 billion in grants. The Endowment shares a name with Duke University and Duke Energy, but they are separate organizations.