Watch videos of Robert F. Smith’s interviews, speeches and panel discussions on topics ranging from his philanthropic goals to uplifting underserved communities and the future of the digital economy.
Robert F. Smith reflects on the impact his parents had on him and the Denver community where he grew up. Specifically Smith explains how they inspired his love for education and willingness to fight to create a better society for underserved populations.
Robert F. Smith virtually joined CBS This Morning to explain the importance of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) when it comes to minority-owned small businesses.
Robert F. Smith virtually sat down with Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC Squawk Box to speak about whether the money from the Paycheck Protection Program was going to the right places and the importance of addressing the lack of branch banks in African American communities.
Robert F. Smith speaks to Roland Martin about Susan L. Taylor’s philanthropic impact through the CARES Mentoring Movement, and his own background growing up in Denver and the impact that his youth had on shaping his future career.
Robert F. Smith gives a commencement to the Morehouse College Class of 2019, in which he announces that he will be paying off the student debt of each graduate.
Robert F. Smith addresses a crowd following being awarded the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy following his decision to pay off the student debt of each member of the Morehouse College Class of 2019.
Robert F. Smith receives the W. E. B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard University, which is awarded to individuals who make an impact on African and African American life and culture.
Robert F. Smith and John Donovan explain the need to make investments in the next generation of leaders and the importance of creating pathways for people of all backgrounds to achieve success.
Robert F. Smith inspires the American University Class of 2015 to embrace the needs of a rapidly changing world during his commencement speech.
Robert F. Smith, who grew up in Denver, explains the lessons learned from the people of his neighborhood about hope and perseverance to the University of Denver’s 2017 graduating class.