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OUR MISSION

For over 60 years the Christopher D. Smithers Foundation, Inc. has concentrated its efforts on educating the public that alcoholism is a respectable, treatable disease from which people can and do recover; encouraging prevention programs and activities, with an emphasis on high risk populations; and continually fighting to reduce and eliminate the stigma that is associated with the disease of alcoholism.

OUR HISTORY

The Christopher D. Smithers Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1952 by R. Brinkley Smithers in memory of his late father. Originally, the purpose of the Foundation was to carry on the charitable activities pursued by Mr. Christopher D. Smithers during his lifetime. However, after attending the Yale School of Alcohol Studies in 1956, R. Brinkley Smithers decided that the family charitable foundation should concentrate on alcoholism, and educating the public that alcoholism is a disease. Read More

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RBSmithers

R. Brinkley Smithers

Founder
Adele

Adele C. Smithers

Chairman
CBSmithers

Christopher B. Smithers

President
NSmithers

Nikki Smithers

VP Treasurer
SMurphy

Stacia Murphy

Secretary
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Nicholas A Pace, MD

Director
SBacharach

Samuel B. Bacharach, PhD

Director
MEBrothers

Elizabeth Brothers

Honorary Director

OUR CONSULTANTS

Jerry Schmetterer

Consultant

Michael F. Vecchione

Consultant

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