Member, Audubon Commission
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Jermaine L. Smith serves as vice president, major gifts for City Year and is a passionate fund development expert specializing in major gifts and donor engagement. Before joining City Year, Jermaine held a leadership role with the American Red Cross as Chief Development Officer for Louisiana, where he managed all fundraising strategies for individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Jermaine holds a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and serves on the boards of Friends of the New Orleans Public Library, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals New Orleans.
When he’s not fundraising, Jermaine spends time with his partner, Dr. Megan Holt, and their two sons, Jefferson and Abel. He is also a New Orleans Pelicans season ticket holder and a novice screenwriter. He is passionate about local wetlands conservation and was inspired to join the Audubon Commission to help ensure that members of the community can continue to experience the joy of an Audubon visit, such as learning about the aquatic creatures of the Gulf at the Aquarium or visiting the Zoo for the annual Mother’s Day celebration.