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Stepping Forward Together – Our Community Fundraising Program.

Since 2010, the Thomas E. Smith Foundation has been fully committed to designing and implementing strategies to support those affected by paralysis.

Driven by the lived experience of our founders, we are focused on investing in people, innovation, and changing systems to ensure that anyone impacted by spinal cord injury has access to all that they need to lead healthy, productive lives – and to one day find a cure.

We have granted over $1.4 million to support the quality of life for individuals affected by paralysis and for paralysis research, made possible by our donors, sponsors, supporters, and volunteers.

Tom on the Ice
Tom on the Ice

We are often asked, “How Can I Help?”

In addition to attending our TESF-sponsored events, we invite you to lend your talent to help us raise funds to support those affected by paralysis. By fundraising for the Thomas E. Smith Foundation (TESF), you can use your community or network to increase support for our mission. 

Please note: Organizations or individuals who choose to fundraise for the TESF are fully responsible for the planning, organizing, promoting, as well the costs and liability associated with fundraising.

Fundraising Ideas
  • Raise awareness and funds at your next company gathering
  • Cross-promote through your business
  • Host a pop-up event
  • Sell tickets for a TESF sponsored event
  • Rally your local community groups
  • Create a digital fundraiser
Tools & Resources
  • TESF logo (for print)
  • TESF brand kit & guidelines
  • TESF one-pager

Stepping Forward Together – Our Community Fundraising Program.

Since 2010, the Thomas E. Smith Foundation has been fully committed to designing and implementing strategies to support those affected by paralysis.

Driven by the lived experience of our founders, we are focused on investing in people, innovation, and changing systems to ensure that anyone impacted by spinal cord injury has access to all that they need to lead healthy, productive lives – and to one day find a cure.

We have granted over $1.4 million to support the quality of life for individuals affected by paralysis and for paralysis research, made possible by our donors, sponsors, supporters, and volunteers.