The New York Women’s Foundation is deeply saddened by the loss of Barbara Elaine Smith (B. Smith), our beloved board alumna (1990 to 1996). A former Celebrating Women® Award honoree and Mistress of Ceremonies at the 1998 Celebrating Women® Breakfast, B. Smith was a vibrant and passionate leader and supporter of The Foundation.
B. Smith was recognized around the world as an extraordinary fashion model, author, entertainer and lifestyle expert. A gracious restaurateur and a successful entrepreneur, she owned the renowned restaurant B. Smith’s with locations in Manhattan, Sag Harbor and Washington, D.C.
The Foundation remains grateful for B. Smith’s passionate service to our mission. She will be greatly missed by our community. We send our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and colleagues.