Fred Smith is a graduate of Denver University and Harvard Divinity School. He spent several years as teacher and administrator at Charlotte Christian School in North Carolina and The Stony Brook School in New York before joining Bob Buford in founding Leadership Network, where he served as President for 12 years. As well, Fred was the founder of Fourth Partner, a local foundation that was focused on philanthropy and community development within the East Texas area. Fred is also the founder and president of The Gathering, an international association of individuals, families and foundations giving to Christian ministries.