Don and Barbara Smith have been instrumental in building a strong
Roanoke community. They have long been involved in local charities,
accounting for millions in charitable donations through their lifetimes.
Don served on numerous boards and has always remained committed to
preserving and enhancing the Roanoke Valley. In total, Don has served on
more than 25 local, regional, and national boards, including Center in the
Square, American Electric Power and Carilion Clinic. Through both his
service on these boards and Don and Barbara’s own charitable giving, it is
without a doubt that they have made a lasting impact.
In honor of their charitable pasts, this awesome museum will be known
as the Don and Barbara Smith’s Children’s Museum – Kids Square. Due to
generous donations in memory of Don and Barbara, Kids Square is working
on a new sensory exhibit. It was Don’s favorite area in the museum.