The Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa and The Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa Foundation, Inc. offer opportunities to its members for community service through volunteerism and philanthropy.
Glen Smith exemplifies an Exchangite who has taken advantage of these opportunities to be a servant leader. He has participated in service projects such as the Salvation Army’s Kettle Drive, working at the West Alabama Food Bank, and distributing small US flags at Military Veterans’ ceremonies.
He has been the Chairman of the Club’s annual Chili Cookoff fundraiser for 10 years (2011 – 2020) and is currently serving as the Treasurer of the Foundation.
The Chili Cookoff has generated $267,000 in its 14-year history, all of it used for community service projects and donations to local organizations.
Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling $437,354.
For his Exchange work in fundraising and donations for noble causes, Smith was presented with 2 recent awards:
The Leroy McAbee Distinguished Service Award – for an Alabama Military Veteran.
The Alabama District Exchange Clubs Outstanding Member of the Year
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