SMITHSTRONG Foundation Fund receives new donation

Michelle (Smith) LeDrew Hansen (center), presents a donation to Kosciusko County Community Foundation for the SMITHSTRONG Foundation Fund. Michelle’s son, Bryce LeDrew, is pictured on the left and Community Foundation CEO, Stephanie Overbey. Photo provided.
News Release

WARSAW  ̶̶̶  Michelle (Smith) LeDrew Hansen, owner of Glam Boutique, presented the
Kosciusko County Community Foundation with a donation representing proceeds from Glam’s 2022 Fashion Gala, held on November 3, 2023, for the SMITHSTRONG Foundation Fund.

The fund is a component fund of the Kosciusko County Community Foundation.

The total from 2022 was $4,016.

The SMITHSTRONG Foundation Fund was established in 2015 by Michelle (Smith) LeDrew
Hansen and Ryan Smith in memory of their father, Charlie Smith, and brother, Scott Smith, who passed away in a plane crash on October 2, 2015.

Charlie was a successful business and community leader and had served as a longtime football coach for Tippecanoe Valley High School.

Scott was a local attorney and past graduate and student-athlete at Tippecanoe Valley High School.

The SMITHSTRONG Foundation Fund helps Tippecanoe Valley High School’s athletic program recognize outstanding student-athletes who exemplify the values demonstrated by Charlie and Scott Smith during their lifetimes.

The financial awards are presented at the high school’s May awards program and are used to assist athletes in obtaining higher education. To date, the fund has awarded six grants to Tippecanoe Valley High School in support of these awards, with additional awards planned for this May.