The Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation is excited to welcome Christi Smeed as our new Accounting Assistant. Christi joined the Community Foundation on Tuesday, September 2nd. She provides support within the finance team at the Community Foundation by assisting with general business transactions, payroll, and other human resources support.
Christi graduated from Kansas State University with her Bachelors and Masters in Accounting. After completing her education, Christi and her husband Bill moved to Arizona where she worked in Public and Corporate Accounting for six years. In 2001, Christi and her husband moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For the last 15 years, Christi stayed home to care for her three children, Thomas, Christopher and Bethany, while actively volunteering in the community. She served as Girl Scout leader; volunteered at school, including serving as PTA president; and is actively involved as a volunteer at church. In her free time, Christi enjoys watching her children participate in their activities, such as swimming, tennis, orchestra, football and Discovery Chorus.
Christi and her family are very interested in music and enjoy attending the Orchestra Iowa concerts. They also like to visit different museums around the country and travel Kansas City to cheer on the Royals baseball team. She enjoys living in Cedar Rapids because it is a community that encourages family life and her children have the opportunity to be involved in many different sports and activities. Christi enjoys the open, welcoming environment that the Cedar Rapids community offers.