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Lillian E. Smith Center

The Lillian E. Smith Center serves as an educational center and an artist retreat.  The Center is named for the social justice activist and highly-acclaimed author of Strange Fruit and Killers of the Dream and is located on the property where she lived and worked in Clayton, Georgia.  With over 150 acres in the Northeast Georgia Mountains, the Center is surrounded by beauty and is an ideal location for recreational, social, and instructional activities.

"To believe in something not yet proved and to underwrite it with our lives: it is the only way we can leave the future open." --Lillian Smith, The Journey

Lillian E. Smith Center Advisory Board

James F. Mellichamp, Chair
Nannette Curran
Nancy Smith Fichter
Robert W. Fichter
Margaret Rose Gladney
Sue Ellen Lovejoy
Susan Montgomery
Tommye Scanlin
John Siegel
W. Austin Smith
Stewart Smith
John H. Templeton
Bill Tribby

The Lillian E. Smith Center relies on donations from individuals to fund facility improvements and provide enriching experiences for Piedmont students and artists-in-residence. We sincerely thank our loyal and generous donors for providing the resources to continue the Lillian E. Smith Scholars Program at Piedmont College. Charitable gifts also made it possible to offer artist residency awards, renovate the Common Room Cottage, and upgrade other facilities. If you would like to make a gift to the Lillian E. Smith Center, please click here.

We are honored to recognize donors in the LES Honor Roll of Donors, which includes donors from January 1, 2017 – March 27, 2018.

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