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Bruce Smiley, Chair of Freeman Freeman & Smiley's Real Estate Department was selected as a founding member of the Board of Directors of Scholars First

July 26, 2013

Freeman Freeman & Smiley today announced that the chair of its Real Estate Department, Bruce Smiley, was selected as a founding member of the Board of Directors of Scholars First a public charity, organized and operated under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Scholars First provides opportunity through education for qualified children and young adults to become productive and contributing members of society. It will offer a variety of scholarships, depending on the intent of its donors, to the most worthy students.

Scholars First will provide comprehensive administration, support, and monitoring of student performance and will administer each fund and the payment of the scholarship stipend to the schools attended by the scholar/grantee. It will also provide mentors and advisors to the scholarship recipients to help assist in their success.

"Scholars First will do its best to identify those youths who demonstrate tremendous potential and worthiness," said Bruce Smiley, one of the nine founding members of the Board of Directors of Scholars First. "I am thrilled to be part of an organization that is focused on helping young people from our community pursue education that will give them an edge in our rapidly evolving, highly competitive global economy."

Bruce Smiley has been actively involved in public charity for many years, most recently serving as the President and Chairman of the Board of Stop Cancer, a Los Angeles based charity. Mr. Smiley is a founding partner of the law firm of Freeman, Freeman & Smiley, Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department and a regular member of the firm’s Management Committee.

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