Mike has acquired much needed upgrades to living spaces at Columbus Home and saved CCETN thousands of dollars in expenses. He has just completed his third year as chair of our Common Good Golf Classic at Cherokee Country Club and Mike has even helped to improve the annual dinner and increase its revenues.
Mike’s involvement and support also helps a number of other local organizations through solicitation of sponsorships and prizes.
There is no doubt that CCETN has benefitted greatly from Mike Smith’s leadership and advocacy. Mike is always quick to point out to others that, like 95 percent of the clients we serve, he is not Catholic. This is not to renounce Catholicism but to add merit to Catholic Charities’ mission to serve the most vulnerable regardless of faith.
Only one facet of Mike Smith’s personality is larger than his constant smile and his capacity to share a story — his huge heart. While we at CCETN suspect he has always had a generous nature, Mike’s commitment and focus took shape when life afforded him a second chance to give back to his community in a more purposeful way.
Catholic Charities of East Tennessee is extremely blessed to have volunteers like Mike working hard to help us provide help and create hope for the most vulnerable in our region.