Generous Donor Supports Twin Towers Chapel Renovation
Twin Towers recently dedicated their newly renovated chapel, thanks to the generosity of resident Genevieve Smith and the College Hill community. Ms. Smith donated stock totaling $192,000 in the name of her family with a matching gift of $165,000 from an anonymous College Hill community member and other individual donations to reach the renovation campaign goal of $500,000.
Faith has always played an important role in Genevieve Smith’s life. As a young girl she attended the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Clifton, which later became the Clifton United Methodist Church. Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati, Ms. Smith began her civil service career with the Army Air Force during World War II as a statistician. After the war, she transferred to Oak Ridge, Tennessee and later to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio as part of the Logistics Division to work in their engine and missile programs. She retired from the government and moved to Twin Towers in 2000.
While playing piano and singing with the Belles and Beaux’s choir and attending church services at Twin Towers, she noticed the poor condition of the chapel which led her to generously provide the leading gift for the Twin Towers chapel renovation project. Thanks to the renovation, which began in January 2016, all residents throughout the Twin Towers campus can now see, hear, and participate in worship services. The improvements provide better flexibility and comfort with individual chairs, new heating and air conditioning, better sound with new audiovisual equipment (which is also broadcast on Twin Towers’ closed-circuit TV), a private family room, and a renovated balcony with a Bible study room.