Philanthropist — Fundraiser – Mother
As a young girl growing up in poverty and abuse, Linda Smith faced insurmountable challenges that would have left most people broken and defeated. During her troubled youth she was pressed to find her voice and become a self-advocate, or lose her voice and become a victim. As a new mother the world told her yet again to “give up,” as her baby boy was born with Down syndrome and a disclaimer and expiration date. It was said, “Your son will be a burden. He won’t live long. Give him up to an institution and move on!” Since that time, Linda Smith has made it her life’s mission to be a champion for all people with disabilities.
Linda Smith is mother, wife, philanthropist, author, fundraiser, public speaker, disability advocate, and storyteller. Learn about Linda’s Life now.
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LINDA SMITH SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING EVENT CREATIONS
The Concert of Love
The Meatball Festival
The Turkey Trot
Celebrity Wives Fashion Show
OV Magical Forest
Wrapping at the Mall
Miss Kitty’s Jeans To Jewels
BBQ at the Bitterroot Ranch
Halloween at the Forest
Bring Five and Stay Alive
Celebrity Poker Tournament
Bourbon and Bubbles
The Snow Ball
Las Vegas Great Santa Run
Camelot at the Forest
The California Great Santa Stroll
- Enchanted Village at Noah Homes
LINDA HAS RAISED OVER $500 MILLION. LET HER FUNDRAISE FOR YOU.
“What Linda has done for our community, and on a larger scale, the community of those living with intellectual disabilities, is just astonishing. I am not a religious man, but this woman should be sainted.”