Smith Hurst and its lawyers and support personnel believe that giving back to the community is a benevolent obligation. We are pleased and proud to devote a significant amount of our time and resources to advance the goals and objectives of philanthropic organizations on a local and state-wide basis.
Whether it be the service of our lawyers and personnel on local boards such as the Northwest Arkansas Council, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Morgan Nick Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Arkansas Community Foundation, the Walton Arts Center Corporate Leadership Council, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, the University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation, the University of Arkansas Fort Smith Foundation, the MANA Foundation, LifeSource, and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, among others, our service on state-wide boards and committees, such as chairing the Arkansas Venture Capital Forum, co-chairing Arkansas’s Federal Tax Institute, serving as President of the Tax Section of the Arkansas Bar Association and serving on the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Tech University, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the Arkansas Arts Council, and the Board of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, each year our people devote a significant amount of time and financial resources to the betterment of the region and state and to advance, business, the arts and sciences and to help those who help the less fortunate.
We strongly believe that pro bono work makes our lawyers better citizens and better lawyers. It sharpens their legal expertise, and makes them more well-rounded, mature, and sophisticated individuals.
From a financial perspective, in addition to the funds given by Smith Hurst on its own behalf, we are proud to participate in matching charitable contributions of our attorneys and personnel pursuant to our charitable gift matching policy.