Orin C. Smith
1942 – 2018

Celebrating Orin Smith

Orin was a fellow Bearcat, our friend, and generous benefactor to the Chehalis Foundation. We are grieving over such an enormous loss. Howard Schultz, Starbucks Executive Chairman, said it best: “For those of us fortunate enough to have worked with Orin, I can tell you that the pain of his loss is being felt as strongly as the joy of his presence.”

Orin’s legacy will endure through his many investments in our community including his generous endowment for education. His goal was to make the Chehalis Foundation financially sustainable and continue providing opportunities for our kids and families for generations to come.  Orin and the Smith family requested that memorial gifts in his name be donated to the Chehalis Foundation.

You can support his vision and our community by donating to the Chehalis Foundation.

Rest in peace, Orin.

Tim Sayler
President, Board of Directors
Chehalis Foundation

Orin Smith has made a positive impact on all of us here in Chehalis.

Mission Statement

The Chehalis Foundation supports projects that benefit the city, the community, and academic excellence in Chehalis schools. Our purpose is to better the quality of life for our community while lessening the financial burdens to taxpayers and government and provide more opportunities for our children.

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