The Cordwainer Smith Foundation
The Cordwainer Smith Foundation was begun in 2001:
- To promote the celebration and study of the works of Cordwainer Smith
- To promote the understanding of the life of Paul M.A. Linebarger
- To keep alive the high ideals which are at the core of Cordwainer Smith's work.
The Cordwainer Smith Foundation is not a 501(C)3 non-profit foundation; in other words, we can't offer
tax-deductible status for donations. We may apply for this status in the future, especially if significant
donations are a possibility.
Officers of the Foundation include Smith's daughters, scholar Alan Elms, and consultant Ralph Benko.
The Foundation initiated the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award, which is now awarded annually at
Readercon. See the section about the award on this website.
Ralph Benko, Alan Elms, and I sat together at the pre-Hugo banquet at Philcon,