Author, speaker and nonprofit consultant, Linda Smith is recognized as a fundraising icon within the Las Vegas community and across the globe. After 38 years of leading Opportunity Village, one of the largest and well-known nonprofit organizations in Las Vegas, Smith launched a consulting business in 2016 as a way to connect donors with deserving charities. Inspired by her eldest son, Smith was led to establish The Christopher Smith Foundation in her son’s name, and author her first book. “Unwanted: How a Mother Learned to Turn Shame, Grief and Fear into Purpose, Passion and Empowerment,” chronicles how her life as a childhood abuse survivor and mother of a disabled son inspired her to become an advocate for people with disabilities within the nonprofit world.
Q: What are you reading?
A: I lean toward biographical history, and am presently reading “Churchill: Walking With Destiny” by Andrew Roberts. I recently read Oscar Wilde’s three-act play version of “The Importance of Being Earnest” on short flight home.
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