Peter HelenI have been so impressed with BB&N’s current global programs that are helping students understand their world-wide options. These programs have reinforced my gratitude to the school for my own excellent high school experience, and supporting the school through a Qualified Charitable Distribution from my IRA is an easy way to express my gratitude.

I enjoyed speaking with BB&N students in the Model UN Club and was very impressed with how much they care about people in other countries.

When I was at Browne & Nichols, I developed a blood drive for the Upper School that was the beginning of serving others in various ways the rest of my life, first as an architect and now with nonprofits.

For the last 20 years I have been working with a great team in Massachusetts and Zambia, Africa. In our organization, Communities Without Borders, we have supported more than 6,000 at-risk students from communities of extreme poverty to complete their education in the capital city of Lusaka.

We work with school teachers and education leaders there and dedicated donors and supporters in the USA to develop schools of excellence in this country called the 4th "hungriest” in the world by the UN.

Each year, my wife and I have traveled 16,000 miles roundtrip meeting with our manager and Zambian board to collaborate on priorities and develop new projects for our education mission.

Teen and adult summer service volunteers from the USA annually work directly with Zambia students and make friends. They are a joy to work with and the experience is inspiring!

Peter Smith, President