About Us

Mission Statement

CHARITYSMITH Nonprofit Foundation is committed to the creation and management of memorial funds. For those who feel inspired to do so, CHARITYSMITH offers a simple and expedient pathway to the creation of memorials in memory of loved ones. By contributing to the lives of others, we remember and honor the lives of those who have passed.

Our History

CHARITYSMITH Nonprofit Foundation was created by Brooks Rohlen in memory of his late father, Douglas F. Smith, who was killed in a commercial airplane crash at Aspen Airport in 1970.

Since its inception in 1994, the intention of CHARITYSMITH has been to honor the memory of a loved one by helping others achieve their dreams. CHARITYSMITH’s first endeavor, the Douglas F. Smith Memorial Fund, was created to assist students, artists, and athletes.

Over the years, others have worked with CHARITYSMITH to memorialize their loved ones in a similar manner. CHARITYSMITH’s nonprofit efforts have grown from a single scholarship to include a broad range of memorial endeavors.

You can honor your loved one by creating a memorial fund with CHARITYSMITH in our GET STARTED SECTION.

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From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing I do know: that we are here for the sake of each other, above all, for those upon whose smile
and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy.
Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of others, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must
exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received and am still receiving.”

-Albert Einstein