St. John Center for Homeless Men
Russell Smith is a REALTOR® at Kentucky Select Properties, the largest locally-owned residential real estate brokerage in Louisville. Russell supports his clients through their key life transitions: marriage, birth of children, downsizing, promotion or liquidity event, acquiring investment property, divorce and remarriage, and estates and trust needs. A native of Louisville, he also serves as a Vice President of Midtown Enterprises, L.L.C., a third-generation family real estate investment firm.
Russell is married to YWC Board Member Kathleen Smith, who works as a Director of Government Affairs at Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a Fortune 500 provider of post-accute care services. They have two daughters, Beatrice and Cordelia. Russell and Kathleen met and married while they lived in Washington, DC. After moving back five years ago, Russell sought a non-profit he felt called to and with which he could work. After touring St. John Center for Homeless Men, he found his match. St. John Center serves more than 1,700 homeless men per year, and an average of 180 men visit every day. Every single day of the year, it provides a day shelter, permanent supportive housing, legal aid, coffee, showers, telephone and mail services, and job search support. In FY 2016, 216 men found permanent supported housing, through their own diligence and the work of St. John. Russell has volunteered at St. John, and served on the Strategic Planning Committee since 2015 and the Board of Directors since 2016. He and Kathleen currently co-chair St. John Center’s signature fundraiser, Raisin’ the Rent, which will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
Russell's Designated Charity
Russell’s charity of choice is St. John Center for Homeless Men. Since 1986, St. John Center has helped thousands of homeless men seek help, find hope, move forward, and break down the barriers to homelessness.