Ralph C. Smedley Memorial Fund

Toastmasters International established the Ralph C. Smedley Memorial Fund® (“Smedley Fund”) in 1965 to advance the Toastmasters International mission through the research, development and distribution of educational programs and materials relating to communication and leadership.


Your Contribution Matters

As a nonprofit organization, Toastmasters International relies on the support of its volunteers, members and contributors. Your contribution to the Smedley Fund supports research and development and guides the creation of future programs. Please download the Smedley Fund Brochure for more information.


Here we are, with tremendous opportunity before us. I challenge you to get to work to bring us up to a higher level of service. Let us share with others the benefits we have gained for ourselves.

Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, Founder of Toastmasters International

Educational Materials

Educational Materials

Enhancing the member learning
experience helps meet the needs
of individuals in culturally
diverse environments.

Geographic Initiatives

Geographic Initiatives

Investing in new and developing markets helps make the Toastmasters program accessible to more people.

Youth Outreach

Youth Outreach

Programs such as the Youth Leadership Program help build the confidence of tomorrow’s leaders.

Hardship Assistance

Hardship Assistance

People in hardship situations,
such as homelessness,
domestic abuse and
transitional living need
hope for the future.

Emergency Relief

Emergency Relief

Contributions may provide relief to those suffering losses due to extreme economic hardship or disasters.

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