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Mike Smith

President, EMHS Foundation

Function

As president of the EMHS Foundation, Mike oversees EMHS’s statewide philanthropy program, including annual, planned, and major giving programs, fundraising events and campaigns, and the EMHS Foundation Children’s Miracle Network Hospital program that supports children’s services at many EMHS member hospitals. Mike believes that through philanthropy, the community can play a critical role in improving healthcare, and it is his goal to ensure that past, present, and future donors understand how important their support is to the delivery of high quality healthcare.


The Road to Here

Mike comes to healthcare from the world of academia. His philanthropy experience includes executive-level roles at the University of Rhode Island Foundation, the Kansas State University Foundation, and the Kansas University Endowment Association. He also has private sector experience as a small business owner and partner.


Guiding Principle

Mike says, “Respect for all, honesty, integrity, and gratitude are critical in all aspects of life. Giving brings joy to someone else and to you.”


Proudest Accomplishment

“Without a doubt, the close family my wife, Shelly, and I have created brings me great pride,” says Mike.  “Professionally, being part of a team that makes a positive impact on people’s lives through their work with generous donors brings me deep satisfaction.”


What He is Trying to Do

Mike’s goal is to create a comprehensive philanthropy program at EMHS that generates trust and respect across the communities we serve.
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