Gift Supports Clinic Services
When Isabella Smith was born last August at the Clatanoff Pavilion, parents Lisa and Chris were overwhelmed with the care they received. Several months later, reflecting on the hospital that served them so well, they thought of the many doctors whose gifts had benefited them.
Combining their gratitude with a passionate commitment to the economically disadvantaged, Lisa and Chris Smith decided to make a gift to AAMC’s Outreach program. “We are all working toward the same goal of making this a better community ? and a healthy community ? for everyone, regardless of economic level,” said Mrs. Smith.
The Smith’s interest in supporting the underserved is not new. As a bank manager in D.C. Lisa mentored a teenage girl and worked at the House of Ruth. Chris, Chairman and CEO of William C. Smith & Co., has spent the past decade revitalizing the dilapidated and crime-ridden Villages of Parklands in Southeast Washington. In fashioning this neighborhood renaissance, The Smith Company looked to the little things that make a big difference in restoring pride and a strong sense of community.
Through their experiences at AAMC, the Smiths became aware of the mission of the Annapolis Outreach Center and the rich history of the community that surrounds it. They felt that by supporting accessible community-based health care in Annapolis, they could once again demonstrate their commitment to building healthy communities.
The Smith’s awareness of the things that make a difference has resulted in the largest individual gift to the Annapolis Outreach Center in its history. AAMC, the Outreach Center, and the community it serves extend their gratitude to the Smith family.