Kathy, Smith Family volunteer
Kathy had a successful corporate career, but before starting work she grew up with her parents in regional areas where everyone pitched in to help each other. That sense of community and equity has always been important to Kathy.
“Nobody chooses their parents or the circumstances of their birth and I think sometimes people just need a bit of a hand. If we can help them to become educated then it gives them a chance to just be the best people they possibly can be,” said Kathy.
“I had the pleasure of attending a Smith Family Graduation Ceremony, which was just incredible. When you see these young people stand up there, you think, ‘Wow, this is the outcome of the dollars and the time and the hard work.’ I’m incredibly proud when I can see the kids with their smiley faces.