Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Smutz is a 2016 graduate of Valparaiso University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in global service and competed on the track and field team. Smutz has worked in philanthropy since his graduation, serving in both annual and major giving capacities. During that time, he traveled in California, Oregon, Washington, Texas and several other states west of the Mississippi.
As a Leadership Gifts Officer, Smutz is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of current and potential donors. In his free time, he enjoys competing in a wide range of sports, and working on cars. He resides in Chicago with his wife Sarah, and their son George.
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College: Valparaiso University