Jeremy T. Smith ’73

Jeremy Smith Headshot

Jeremy Smith ’73 has earned the admiration of both the Laurentian community and the North Country thanks to his devotion to the arts and the environment.  A multi-field major during his undergraduate days at St. Lawrence, he was a brother of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and following his Commencement, earned a Master’s in Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama, recently renamed the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University.

An actor and supporter of the arts in all capacities, Jeremy is a member of the Actors Center NYC and is involved with a myriad of non-profit theaters. He serves on the Juilliard School Council, the Board of Advisors of the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University, the Dean’s Council of the Columbia University School of the Arts, and the Film Committee of the Museum of Modern Art. Jeremy also serves on the boards of Primary Stages, Page 73 Productions, OnStage in America, and the Alliance for the Development of Theatre Artists.  Regionally, Jeremy also serves on the Advisory Board of the River Hospital Foundation, Alexandria Bay; the Thousand Islands Land Trust Wellesley Island Advisory Committee, Wellesley Island; and the International Advisory Council of the Antique Boat Museum, Clayton.

As the Vice Chairman and Vice President of the E.J. Noble Foundation, Jeremy has overseen wonderful, meaningful support of many North Country organizations rooted in the arts and the environment.  This list includes the Thousand Islands Performing Arts Fund, Save the River!, the Antique Boat Museum, the Community Performance Series at SUNY Potsdam, the E.J. Noble Guild of Canton-Potsdam Hospital, the Thousand Island Land Trust, and Traditional Arts of Upstate New York (TAUNY), among others.  He is also the founder of the JTS Fund at the New York Community Trust, where he focuses on supporting the arts, education, film and theatre.

Jeremy is also President and CEO of the St. Catherine’s Island Foundation, aimed at promoting conservation of natural resources, the survival of endangered species, and the preservation of historic sites, and to expand human knowledge in the fields of ecology, botany, zoology, natural history, archaeology, and other scientific and educational disciplines. The island is classified as a National Historic Landmark. 

Jeremy has been a loyal supporter of St. Lawrence as a longtime Sustaining Saint, and is a member of the G. Atwood Manley Society.  His gifts have primarily supported the St. Lawrence Fund and the Performance and Communication Arts department, with his generosity helping to bring artists in residence to campus.