Ralph C. Smedley Memorial Fund
The Ralph C. Smedley Memorial Fund® (“Smedley Fund”) is an opportunity for you to keep Dr. Ralph Smedley’s legacy alive. Toastmasters International established the 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. The purpose of the Smedley Fund is to meet the educational needs of the members and community in a range of cultural, social and economic situations.
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.
Enhancing the member learning experience helps meet the needs of individuals in culturally diverse environments.
Investing in new and developing markets helps make the Toastmasters program accessible to more people.
Programs such as the Youth Leadership Program help build the confidence of tomorrow’s leaders.
People in hardship situations,
such as homelessness,
domestic abuse and
transitional living need
hope for the future.
When you donate any amount, you become a contributor, regardless if you are a member, alumni, or a friend of Toastmasters International. All contributors will receive a contributor ribbon. Contributors who give $1,000 or more in cumulative lifetime gifts (accruing from January 1, 2016) will receive a contributor lapel pin at these levels:
Your Toastmasters club may make a donation by contributing from the club treasury or through a special collection. All club contributors will receive a 24" inch banner ribbon. Club contributors who give $1,000 or more in cumulative lifetime gifts (accruing from January 1, 2016) will receive an engraved trophy.
Corporate contributors include companies, foundations or other organizations. All corporate contributors will receive an engraved plaque. Corporations who give $1,000 or more in cumulative lifetime gifts (accruing from January 1, 2016) will receive an engraved crystal.