Sister Jerome’s Mission to Honor Clarence Smith

CANFIELD, Ohio – The advisory committee of Sister Jerome’s Mission, a program of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, will honor Clarence R. “Sonny” Smith Jr. at a dinner celebration Oct. 9 at the Maronite Center in Youngstown.

Smith is a long-time friend and supporter of Sister Jerome and her ministries and serves on the advisory committee of Sister Jerome’s Mission. Through its Mission College program, the organization helps capable, hard-working college students from low-income families break the cycle of generational poverty.

Sister Jerome’s Mission College program pairs first-generation college students with  mentors and provides financial assistance so they can earn their degrees and enter the world of work well-prepared for careers that will enable them to support themselves and their families.

A successful businessman, Smith led Diamond Steel Construction Co., North Lima, a company founded by his father more than 85 years ago, established Compco Industries and Compco Land Co., both of Columbiana, and has been instrumental in the start-ups of numerous other area businesses.

Smith’s success enables him to support many philanthropic organizations and causes. Providing a solid education to the region’s young people has been and remains at the heart of many of those activities, he says, including Sister Jerome’s Mission College program.

For more information or an invitation to the event, call Sister Jerome’s Mission at 330 259 8765.

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