The Smith Family of William A. Smith & Son, Inc. Insurance Agency was honored at the 43rd Annual Golf and 10th Annual Tennis Invitational Tournament in June. Left to right: Ramond Johnson, Debra Johnson, Kathy Smith, Ruth C. Smith '89, Julia Smith, John H. Smith, Jr. (Jack), Cathy Smith McCarty, Tim McCarty, and Austin McCarty.
Annual tournament boosts student fund
More than 175 friends of the college came to support the Mount at our 43rd Annual Golf and 10th Annual Tennis Invitational Tournament in June, which raised approximately $82,000 for the college.
Held at the Powelton Club in Newburgh, the event honored the Smith Family of William A. Smith & Son, Inc. Insurance Agency.
All donations and net proceeds will support the newly established Golf and Tennis Tournament Endowed Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will be awarded to academically strong students with financial need, with preference given to students pursuing sports management, sports medicine, or similar fields.
Of the Mount's undergraduate students, 36 percent are first-generation college students; 35 percent are students from underrepresented communities; and 94 percent receive some form of financial aid. Scholarships help create a more equitable path for students from all backgrounds to succeed at the Mount.
William A. Smith & Son, Inc. Insurance Agency has been proudly serving the Hudson Valley region for the last 90 years. Since William A. Smith started the firm in 1928, supporting their community has always been a top priority. Now the agency has four different offices located in both Dutchess and Orange counties. William's son, John H Smith, Sr., joined the firm in 1957. He was married to Ruth C. Smith '89 and passed away this year.
The top sponsors of the event were iHeartMedia of the Hudson Valley, The Kaplan Family Foundation, M&T Bank, William A. Smith & Son Insurance, and I.B.E.W. Local Union 363. Additional sponsors included Anchor Media Services, Armistead Mechanical, Inc., GTI Graphic Technology, Inc.,
Lakeland Bank, Premier Diagnostic Services, Inc., Rose & Kiernan, Inc. an NFP Company, and Wallkill Valley Federal Savings and Loan.