Adele Smithers, Former Trustee, Passes Away

The National Institute of Social Sciences mourns the passing of Adele Smithers, a longtime member and a former trustee. In addition to her association with the National Institute, Mrs. Smithers had expanded on her late husband’s philanthropy in support of recovering alcoholics in New York and had spearheaded a significant lawsuit that empowered benefactors to safeguard the original purposes of their donations.

“Adele Smithers had a long and distinguished association with our organization,” said Chauncey G. Olinger, Jr., president of the National Institute of Social Sciences. “She will be deeply missed by her many friends.”

Read the New York Times obituary of Mrs. Smithers

Read Ray Negron’s tribute to Mrs. Smithers at NY Sportsday

Read Mrs. Smithers's official biography at the Christopher D. Smithers Foundation