Gertrude Gouverneur Meredith Smith Stevenson Smith

Title: Philanthropist
Company: Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation
Location: South Portland, Maine, United States

G.G. Meredith S.S. Smith, Philanthropist at Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in historic preservation.

With her generous philanthropy, Ms. Smith has helped the state of Maine in the sharing of the Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment, a demonstration farm, an award-winning campground, and a nonprofit educational center located on four miles of coastline just outside the town of Freeport.

Ms. Smith obtained a diploma in viola from the New School of Music, in Philadelphia, where she was on the board of the English-Speaking Union. She remains on the Women’s Committee of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and was a board member for the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine for many years. She has also been active as a board member for the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation and now, her daughter, G. Gouverneur Stevenson Miller, continues upon her legacy.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm was founded in 1952 by Ms. Smith’s parents, Lawrence Meredith Clemson Smith and Eleanor Houston Smith, in order to help save Maine’s ever-decreasing open spaces. The Smiths were totally dedicated to organic agriculture along with the preservation of open spaces and historic structures as well as assuring that the Maine shoreline would be open to the general public.

Wolfe’s Neck Center has spread the organic approach of sustainable agriculture without the use of chemical pesticides and continues today with a renewed mission to help the environment brought on by climate change. The aforementioned center also offers the general public recreational activities. In 1997, the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation Inc. assumed the farm’s continued operation as a community resource.

Additional endeavors of Ms. Smith’s include nearly two decades with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, The Garden Club of America and the English-Speaking Union, an international educational charity, and with such social clubs as the Social Register Association and the Acorn Club. Ms. Smith hopes to be remembered as a kind person with a sense of humor who always strived to do her best at any task put before her.

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