We believe that honesty is a necessity.
We are stewards of monies that have been earned through hard work, and we believe we have a responsibility to invest those monies in projects and people that reflect the values of Rodney and Mary Barton Smith.
We believe that communication should always be stated in a respectful way and that being on the receiving end requires attention, openness and focus.
Our work extends to all people regardless of their age, religious beliefs, gender identity, race, ethnicity or economic background.
Our foundation believes that every individual and organization has a responsibility to be environmentally sensitive. Additionally, we are committed to investing in projects that minimize an ecological footprint.
We come from a place of acceptance and that everyone on the team must have a voice and be willing to actively contribute that voice even when it is different than others on the team.
We believe that time is a resource that cannot be replaced. Time is just as essential as tangible, natural resources.
We believe that education, in any form, and perseverance and hard work is the road to personal success.