Professional of the Year - Nonprofit/Fundraising

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Norma Victoria Englund Smith

Title: Board Member and Past Director
Industry: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Nonprofit
Major Product/Service: Nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the immediate physical needs of the impoverished people in South Sudan and other African nations and introducing them to Jesus Christ
Expertise: Ms. Englund Smith is responsible for fundraising to build schools and clinics in the Sudan. She has almost 60 years of experience in education.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
Affiliations: Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society
University/Degree: B.S., Education, Montana University, 1964; M.Ed., Honors, Wright State University, 1983
Born: April 27, 1934, Prentice, Wisconsin
Hobbies/Sports: Writing songs, travel, family camping, water skiing, painting, crafts, pool aerobics, bike riding
Spouse: Thomas E. Smith
Married: 1954
Children: 3 children; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren
Work History: Previously, Mrs. Smith taught elementary education in public schools from 1965 through 1983. She joined the literacy Program and became an academic advisor in Peoria, Illinois from 1985 through 1989. She then taught 5th grade at the Peoria Christian School from 1990 through 1996, during which time she represented ACSI traveling to Russia in 1992 and 1996 as a counselor with the student exchange program. She was with the commission after the Berlin wall came down and taught Russian teachers. In 1996, Mrs. Smith traveled to Egypt as special assignment missionaries and as a teacher. She has served as a co-director of the nonprofit for 13 years while living in Cairo suburb. She was responsible for writing the curriculum, training refugees how to teach in their respective fields, including medical, technology, marketing, horticulture, bible and other fields. She supervised those who educated over 1,000 students each year.
Career Accomplishments: Mrs. Smith has spoken at banquets, mission rallies, conventions and discipleship workshops.