Meet the Honorees: Brandon Smith

Name someone that has been influential in your life. 
My family—too many to name. My parents, grandparents, and a host of relatives who are responsible for shaping my sense of love, faith, togetherness, humility, and fairness.

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport. 
My favorite hobby is cooking. For me, it’s an art form…and an activity that doesn’t require critical thought. That’s a huge plus considering the totality of my schedule.

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you? 
I’m grateful to be recognized for what I represent and my contributions to a community that’s been my lifelong home.

Where did you grow up? 
Zachary/Baker area…with many weekend trips out to Amite, LA to spend time with family.

Why do you feel it's important to give back? 
There are fewer honors higher than pouring yourself and energies into worthy causes. I pray to die empty.

What did you want to be growing up? 
A graphic design artist for Disney