The Ross and Eva Smith Donor Advised Fund


The Foundation for Southeast Texas is honored to have a fund for board member Ross Smith and his wife Eva.  Ross and Eva are both natives of Southeast Texas and are deeply rooted in Orange County. They love the people, the culture and even the climate and would not want to live in any other place.


Ross is the owner, president and CEO of Akrotex.  The Akrotex companies primarily service plastic and rubber industrial facilities.  The Smiths feel blessed that the success of their business has allowed them to give to those in need in the community.


Ross and Eva believe that the Foundation for Southeast Texas is an excellent way for anyone to give to charities in the community.  The donor establishes the fund and the Foundation does the work of investing the gift and making the grants to their chosen charities.  Ross feels that the flexibility of the Foundation for Southeast Texas is one of its attractions.  The donor can decide which specific charity or charities to gift or he may give an unrestricted gift and allow the board of the Foundation to decide where to direct the gift.


The Smiths have enriched to the community with their financial gifts and with their time having served on boards of the Salvation Army of Orange, the Lutcher Theater, the Chamber of Commerce, the Red Cross and Lamar State College-Orange.